N scale model trains are among the smallest model trains that you can get.
They are approximately 1:160 of a real train. They’re shown at many hobby shows, and it’s no secret that people love these tiny N scale train sets. One reason for enjoying them is that there is much more scenery available for them. You will be able to find miniature houses, industrial buildings, power lines, and even trees.
Remember that you always have the option of building your own scenery as well, and it can be a lot easier with N scale trains than with any other type of train. Think about how much scenery you can actually build with this type of train!
That’s really one of the big advantages with N scale model trains. You can build a massive amount of scenery with a minimal amount of space.
N scale has become extremely popular worldwide.
In countries like Japan there is a major limit on space, therefore the N scale is perfect for them. It has also become popular in Australia. For some time N scale model trains was not available in Australia. As soon as it became available it took off and you would be amazed at what type of impact it’s had.
In San Diego, at the Model Railroad Museum, there is a setup called the Pacific Desert Lines. It is 1200 square feet and the rail was laid by hand. It is truly a work of art, and people come from all over the world to view it. It is just one example of what can be done with this type of model train. As you can see, size isn’t always a determining factor!
Computers are now capable of controlling N scale trains. The advancing technology of the microchip has allowed for some major improvements in the way model trains are operated. For example, they can still be controlled in the old way, but now a computer program is able to control the movements of the train. With the click of a mouse you will be able to change the direction of the train, as well as its speed.
Do you remember being able to do that with your model trains as a kid?
Another advantage to N scale model trains is that you will be able to lay down much more track than you would with larger scale trains. This means there are more obstacles for your train to traverse, and you can change its direction if you ever get bored.
The different routes for your model train are nearly infinite!
There’s almost no reason not to try this type of train. Honestly, there are so many more opportunities for scenery and discovery. If you are considering any type of model train, then you should definitely look into the N scale!
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