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Need to pick up a special gift for a seasoned N-Scale Model Railroader or someone who's just getting started?  We can help!  Our Holiday Gift Gallery shows the top products for the beginner as well as the experienced hobbyist.  We have written this guide in "plain language" so that non-model railroaders can understand it easily and make well informed decisions.  These products represent  the coolest of cool and the best of the best!  Have a look at the gallery below to get ideas and feel free to contact us if you would like more information.  We are happy to assist beginners getting started as well as family members looking to select a gift for the experienced hobbyist.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH CAREFULLY BEFORE PLACING A GIFT ORDER!  Due to the nature of the products we sell we cannot offer an extended return policy for holiday shopping.  Our regular sales policies remain in effect even during the holiday season.  If you are purchasing our products for gift giving please make sure the items you are select are the exact ones desired by the recipient as we are not able to offer an extended period for returns and exchanges.  We do our part by testing and inspecting EVERY locomotive/powered unit before shipment.  We do everything we possibly can to make sure your out of box experience is a positive one.

 


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ATHEARN is one of the most recognized and respected names in the model railroad industry.  They offer a value equation that few others can match.  They concentrate heavily on HO-Scale but their N-Scale offerings very worthy of your consideration.

The models shown at left are a sampling of what we currently have in stock and ready to ship. Have a look at our ATHEARN Product Page to see our entire selection.

 



 


When it comes to variety in N-Scale rolling stock it's hard to beat ATLAS.  They have been manufacturing and/or importing it since the late 1960's.  They offer examples of all eras and every railroad from the most obscure short line to the current class one railroads of today.  ATLAS models are highly detailed and ride on free rolling trucks with knuckle style couplers.

The four models shown at left represent only a tiny sample of what ATLAS offers in N-Scale rolling stock.  We have 10 pages of ATLAS rolling stock models for you to choose from.  Have a look at our ATLAS Product Selection Page to get started.

 


DIGITRAX invented the "Plug-N-Play" mobile N-Scale decoder for Digital Command Control (DCC).  Their award winning line of decoders is still the best in our opinion.  Installation is very easy.  Most of them now come pre-insulated so you don't have to place tape on the loco's frame any more.  You don't need a DIGITRAX DCC system to use these decoders, any NMRA standard DCC system will allow you take full advantage of these offerings.  "Plug-N-Play" decoders are so named because they require no soldering.  All you have to do is remove the locomotive's body shell and replace the factory circuit board with the DIGITRAX decoder.

DIGITRAX has a "Plug-N-Play" decoder available for virtually every KATO locomotive ever produced.  They also produce "Plug-N-Play" decoders for ATLAS, INTERMOUNTAIN, MICRO-TRAINS and others.  We keep an excellent selection of DIGITRAX decoders in stock and can special order others in quantities of six or more.  Visit our DIGITRAX Models In Stock Page to review our selection of DIGITRAX decoders.

 


FLEISCHMANN represents the pinnacle in European model trains.  While many of their competitors have moved production to China FLEISCHMANN models are still made in Europe as they have been since their beginning.  Some may argue the phrase "attention to detail" has become almost cliché when describing today's model railway offerings but FLEISCHMANN models truly deserve that description.  Even the smallest printing is clearly readable under 10X magnification!

FLEISCHMANN models have never been inexpensive but we are a FACTORY DIRECT DEALER.  This means we can offer you the BEST PRICES on these spectacular models.  The model shown at left is a Class 41 Electric Locomotive of the SZ railway in Slovenia.  It's shown in a limited edition advertisement livery for Manner Wafers a famous confection maker based in Vienna Austria.  Please visit our FLEISCHMANN Models In Stock Page to see more offerings from this high quality manufacturer.

 



 



North American Passenger Train Models

KATO produces what are widely regarded as the highest quality models in N-Scale.  All of their products are made in their own factory near Tokyo, Japan.  KATO locomotives feature exceptionally smooth running drives.  Most locomotive models contain two precision machined brass flywheels that compensate for minor dirty spots on the track and smooth out momentum.  KATO models are precisely molded and decorated to accurately represent railways from around the world.  They offer North American as well as European and Japanese prototype models.

Shown at left is the Union Pacific Steam Excursion train featuring impressive the type FEF-3 Steam Locomotive. While steam trains are generally thought of as things of the past this particular train is still in service today and would look great running on even the most modern layout.  To see more offerings like this please visit our KATO Passenger Equipment Page.

NOTE: VERY LIMITED SUPPLY AVAILABLE!


 



North American Passenger Train Models

KATO produces what are widely regarded as the highest quality models in N-Scale.  All of their products are made in their own factory near Tokyo, Japan.  KATO locomotives feature exceptionally smooth running drives.  Most locomotive models contain two precision machined brass flywheels that compensate for minor dirty spots on the track and smooth out momentum.  KATO models are precisely molded and decorated to accurately represent railways from around the world.  They offer North American as well as European and Japanese prototype models.

Shown at left is the Amtrak ACS-64 Set.  This is modern North American passenger service at it's finest.  The ACS-64 is the most powerful locomotive that Amtrak has ever put into service.  To run behind the loco the set also includes 3 Coaches and a Cafe Car.  If you live along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor line which runs between Boston and Washington, D.C. this train will look very familiar to you.  The set comes packaged in KATO's famous "Bookshelf" case for safe and easy storage.  To see more offerings like this please visit our KATO Passenger Equipment Page.

 

MICRO-TRAINS has been regarded as the highest quality maker of American rolling stock for over four decades.  They invented the modern knuckle couple that has become the standard style for all American N-Scale models.  Best of all MICRO-TRAINS are all made in the USA.  Some have dismissed MICRO-TRAINS as being expensive but we say take another look.  In the past several years the Chinese made rolling stock has become just as, if not more expensive than MICRO-TRAINS.  Nobody offers the variety and quality that MICRO-TRAINS does.  New models are released every month including factory weathered models that have become highly sought after among collectors.

The four models shown are a random selection from our large selection MICRO-TRAINS.  We have hundreds of quality MICRO-TRAINS models in stock and ready for immediate shipment.  See our MICRO-TRAINS Selection Page to start shopping for these exceptional rolling stock models.

 


MINITRIX is owned by MÄRKLIN one of the world's best known manufacturers of European model trains.  MINITRIX offers a variety that is truly mesmerizing.  From steam to diesel to electric locos their selection will please every European model railway enthusiast.  In addition to locomotives they also produce passenger and freight cars.

The model shown to the left is a modern Electric freight locomotive of the Swiss Federal Railways or SBB.  It appears in the colorful red/blue "Cargo" livery.  It features a very smooth drive mechanism and LED lighting that automatically changes with the direction of travel.  Check out or selection of high quality MINITRIX by starting with our MINITRIX Models In Stock Page.

 


NCE has been producing DCC systems and components since 1993.  At first they only supplied items on an OEM basis for other manufacturers but eventually started offering products under own name.  NCE products are designed and manufactured in the United States.  These products are of very high quality and offer a level of scalability that few others can match.  Even their basic PowerCab starter set (shown at left) can be expanded to run a club sized model railroad without throwing anything away.  NCE produces a very wide array of DCC products.

We stock the most popular NCE DCC systems and decoders and can supply you with the entire NCE range by special order.  See our NCE Models In Stock Page to see our current selection.

 


N-Scale Division Coupler Pick Tool

This small and very inexpensive tool makes is a game changer for the N-Scale model railroader.  It allows them to uncouple cars and locomotives anywhere on the layout without having to manually lift them off the track!  This handy tool is the perfect stocking stuffer.  Add one or two to your next order!  They are available for immediate shipment and can be found on our NSD Coupler Pick Tool Page.

 


 


WALTHERS is the world's largest distributor of model railroad products.  While they mainly concentrate on HO-Scale the N-Scale products they do offer have been very well received by hobbyists all over the world,

Shown at left is one of their updated Thrall 5-Unit Well Car Sets.  They are offered in several different road names and bring the modern intermodal scene to your model railroad.  Have a look at our WALTHERS Product Page to see our entire selection of these high quality items,

 


XURON tools are made in the USA and make great stocking stuffers for modelers and electronics hobbyists.  They have become known for their 2175B Track Cutter.  If you plan on using flex track to build your layout this tool is a must have.

The tool shown in the photo left is their popular 2175B Track Cutter but please also take a few minutes and explore their other offerings as well.  Our favorite XURON tool here at nscaledivision.com is the 450S Tweezer Nose Pliers with serrated jaws. This tool is exceptionally well made and allows for precision not available from any other miniature pliers.  Check out the 450S and then entire XURON line of high quality tools on our XURON Product Page.