N scale autos

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#1
Hi All, I notice the n scale vehicles that are offered seem to be mostly foreign, does that mean they might be a different n scale? I know it varies with trains. Maybe I should search for 1/160 th instead of n?

Thanks
 

migalyto

Well-Known Member
#2
What era you looking to model? Some eras have more than others. If you look at 1:150 scale, it gives you some more options as well. They are a bit bigger, but use them together, or further back. It’s hard to tell the difference.
 
#3
Thanks for the reply, I'm modeling present day. Not everything should be new but also not steam or horse drawn. I found shapeways has a pretty big selection but that could add up quick. I'll look for a side by side image of 150 and 160. Something like construction equipment wouldn't matter.
 

wombat457

Well-Known Member
Staff member
#4
I found the same problem as well. My search for N Scale (1:160) vehicles turned up a LOT of vehicles but predominantly from the 50's era or European. The availability of modern, or more modern, N Scale vehicles does seem a little limited.
 
#5
It might have something to do with not wanting pay the car companies money, that would add to the cost of the item. R.C. companies have that problem
 

montanan

Whiskey Merchant
#6
I have seen a number of them available done with 3D printing. I don't have the web site available, but they sure were pricey. I was in N sale years ago and noticed the same issue.

I am extremely fortunate that I model the transition era in HO scale and there are tons of them available. Even in HO scale, there aren't many modern vehicles available.
 



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