N Scale Ships

N Scale Ships provides accurate, detailed and well-executed ship models for model railroaders and marine enthusiasts. I specialize in ships in N and Z scale. Since every ship is modeled on a computer and cut with a digital cutter, I can transform the drawings to any scale.
I scratchbuilt my first model at age six. With a hand saw, a length of 2 x4, some scraps of 1-inch pine, and two sizes of nails, I hacked out my version of the mighty Missouri, and ruined my older brother’s wire cutters trying to clip the heads off 2.5″ nails. The 16″ main and 5″ secondary turrets could rotate.
Over the next 59 years, I modeled just about everything—ships, of course, but also flying and stationary aircraft, automobiles and, later, buildings and long-span bridges. My two N scale railroads, Pittston & DeWitte and The Portsmouth Branch, had many structures, most scratchbuilt; truss bridges up to 600′ in span; and ships from Navy harbor tugs to 500′ freighters.
The ships on this site are production models, not one-of-a-kind efforts. I gladly accept commissions for a specific ship.

610' Great Lakes Bulk Freighter

610′ Great Lakes Bulk Freighter

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    • Kit prices range from US$49 for small ships to $450 for the largest ships. Built-up prices generally range from about $169 to $2350. International postage ranges from $12.60 for smaller kits that can be shipped as envelopes to about $100 for larger ships that must be boxed and insured. The shipping charges for larger items depend greatly on weight, and much of the weight is in the custom shipping box, which is typically wood. Shipping and insurance charges are always determined beforehand and billed at cost.

  1. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit
    my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing
    all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say excellent blog!

  2. I was wondering how much a commission of a detailed S/S United States (ocean liner) water line or full hull would be at both 1/700 scale and 1/350 scale. The blueprints I have (I altered them for a truly unique project) I can send to you in email. Please email me for additional information. Truly impressive ship models!

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