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Noquay - Model Railway Inglenook Layout 4mm (OO)

Glossary of Railway & Model Railway Terms

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  • Narrow Gauge - Railway track of less than the standard gauge.
  • NMRA (National Model Railway Association) - NMRA helps to promote the hobby, establish standards, reward modelers for their talents as Master Model railwayers.
  • Normal - Usual position of points or signals before action initiated by signalman to allow a train movement.
  • Nose - Front end of locomotive.
  • Nose Suspended Motor - A traction motor mounted on bearings on an axle that is driven via a flexible connection attached to a cross member on the truck. The gear on the axle is in constant mesh with the pinion on the armature shaft.