N gauge is one of the most popular sizes in the field of model railroads. It is a scale size that corresponds to 1:160, which means that a train or landscape in N gauge represent 1/160 of their real size. The tracks in N gauge have a spacing of 9 mm, which corresponds to the size of real railroad tracks.
N gauge was developed in the mid-20th century and has since become one of the most widely used sizes in model railroading. One advantage of N gauge is that it is relatively compact and can therefore fit into smaller spaces. Nevertheless, it offers enough space for detailed landscapes and realistic models.
There is a wide selection of trains, landscapes, and accessories in N scale, so every model railroader can find the right set for their preferences and interests. Popular manufacturers of N scale model trains are for example Fleischmann, Piko and Roco.
Anyone interested in N scale model trains should also find out about the different power systems that can be used. Most N scale trains are operated with either direct current or alternating current. There are also so-called digital trains, which are operated via digital control and are thus particularly flexible.
Overall, N gauge model railroading offers a wide variety of possibilities and is suitable for both beginners and experienced model railroaders. It is particularly suitable for replicating real railroad lines and landscapes and offers many possibilities for designing and creating individual layouts.