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drawing of a model train N (1:160 Scale) A History

Commercial N Scale was first produced by the Arnold Company in Germany in 1962. The scale quickly became popular for its ability to fit in spaces that even HO scale couldn’t feasibly work in. Today, N scale enjoys a wide following, second only to HO, and is most popular in the United States, Japan, and Great Britain.

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