Why Should You Consider N Scale Model Trains?

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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!

Dan B Morgan is the author of Model Trains For Beginners which covers more detail on N scale model trains – compulsory reading for any model train beginner.

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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!


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  1. Wayne Wiley
    7 years ago

    I am trying to get an N scale put togather but space is a problem. If I could put it on the ceiling it would work.

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