N scale Track Plans

The N scale ranges from 1:148 to 1:160 which means that the real train is over 100 times larger than the model train.

In other words it’s a lot smaller than O scale trains but not quite as small as Z scale trains.
N scale trains are even smaller than HO scale trains, but that can be a good thing. The size of the N scale makes finding space for a fairly large layout of small trains fairly easy. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t spy just the perfect spot for an N scale track layout. It could be a bedroom or a large closet off the kitchen, but wherever it is one thing is clear: those spaces would be much improved with an N scale track layouts quick.

So get yourself on the Internet and find one of those sites with a bunch of layouts, or better yet come up with your own layout and build it all yourself.

That’s the thing about toy trains. The joy one gets in them is equal to the work one puts into them. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard from parents that the brand new train set they got their child is collecting dust in the basement on top of the unused ping pong table.

Well, with the N scale you could have a train set in a bedroom and you could continue to build and add to it for years. Soon it’ll become a source of pride for your child and the family in general. It feels great when your child does something constructive. Neighbours will likely be enthusiastic about the new train layout too. N scale works great for those with small rooms, or who live in apartments or condos. It’s the ‘fun size’ model train.

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  • JamesD 6 years ago

    Thanks for the useful info. It’s so interesting

  • joel sherman 3 years ago

    I saw a layout in n scale on a video on u tube, that can run many trains. The builder of this video was brian lewis. I would like to build a similar layout, but the video doesnt show the whole layout. I would like to contact Brian, to get the track plan. Can you help me please

  • joel sherman 3 years ago

    I posted this a month ago and nobody has helped me. Brian Lewis of nscalefun had a layout at a mossouri train show that I would like to build. The video does not show the whole layout, or the track plan. Can anybody duplicate the plan and email it to me please?

  • Brian Lewis 3 years ago

    To Joel Sherman,
    Hello, my name is Brian lewis with the n-sale layout on YouTube. I have several videos on how the trains run around the layout. Also i have photos on Flickr of the layout.

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  • shaun dillon 1 year ago

    Would like some leaflets/books on the electrical fitting of rails and lighting for the n gauge railway system. I have got an old layout that was given to me and am interested to see if I can improve on it and get it working. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.