Australian N Scale Manufacturers

It wasn’t all that long after N scale became a serious modellers scale in the US that the first prototype Australian N scale models began to appear thanks to Freidmont Models and others. They were a little rough around the edges but they gave us something to work with.

Shortly after those first expoxy models appeared that people like Ian Alce and Phil Badger took Australian N scale to the next level and I will never forget seeing Phil’s model of Richmond for the first time or the sight of a scratch built 30 class tank loco in operation.

Australian N scale has come a long way since then and here are some links to help you find the products you need to model Australian outline in N scale.

While some of these N Scale manufacturers only sell their products through hobby shop many of them offer their products through their website so be sure to check them out.

Aust N Rail
Australian locos and rolling stock – ready-to-run and kits

Brimbank Models
Detailed 3D castings of VR rolling stock

Dale’s 3D
Scenery details etc.

Ground Up Scenery
Ground Up Scenery is a manufacturer and supplier of model scenery material for Model Railroaders

Hand Made Accessories
Colour signals, lights, etc.

Models N More
Laser cut building and rolling stock kits in N, HO and O

Model Train Buildings
Railway buildings, houses and garages, industrial buildings, fences, rolling stock and more in a variety of materials including laser-cut wood and unpainted resin

Some buildings are pre-built but most are easy to assemble kits of Australian and US prototypes.

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N Trains
Locos, rolling stock, structures, detail parts, decals

Ozrail Model Trains
Detail parts for buildings

Peter Boorman’s Workshop
Locos, rolling stock, structures, detail parts

Rob Carpenter Models
3D castings of VR rolling stock and detail parts

SAR N Scale Detailers (Facebook link)
All the detail and Microtrain parts you need

Shakey Wagon Works (Facebook link)
N Scale modern era castings

Signals Branch (Facebook link)
N scale NSWR signal box, water tanks, detail parts and NSWR steam loco detail parts too.

Spirit Design
N Scale locos, wagons & detail parts – laser cutting & etching service

Tank Creations (Facebook link)
N scale detail parts and scenery items.

Traction Scale Models
3D printed models of Australian and New Zealand Trams, Japanese trams, American Trolleys and some buildings

WestOzModels (Shapeways link)
3D models of BHP ore cars

When I’m Bored (Shapeways link)
3D models of locos, rolling stock and lineside details

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