it was during the early 1930s that the first sub HO gauges were tested out. N scale models trains were not operational or available commercially until around the early 1970s.
n guage model train size
- mm = 9
- scale = 1:160
- preferred radius = 3ft
The main advantage of using n-scale model train is when you have very limited space. At first most model train enthusiasts would see n-scale model trains as a plan b.
The past decade has seen a revival of n-scale trains with the production of many ready-to-run models.
Now n-scale model trains are used to create layouts that are complex with several stations that allow for different routes.
If your are interested in hand building trains and coaches then this is not the scale for you. N-scale model trains and far too small for the average modeler to create. the benefit for many modelers of n-scale is the ability to create large architectural effects. N-scale model guage is perfect for a rail enthusiasts who enjoys the scenic modeling aspect of model railways.
if you have limited space or want to create a complex layout the n-scale model trains is the option for you.
For more information about n-scale model railway layout creation check out our guide.