Pictures of your Z scales

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Livesteam, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Livesteam

    Livesteam Member

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    I do not have any Z scales but i really like the detail does anyone have pictures of there layouts/trains?
  2. SmolderZ

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    I have a few.

    sd45 with 1 euro coin:
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    3 sd45's through a banked turn:
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    I really have to find some time to finish my layout :(
  3. Livesteam

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    wow thats awsome i didnt know they made those common engines and cars, those intermodels are awsome same with the engine, where could i get something like that? i know they probally are expencive.
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    They're made by American Z Line, you can view all there models on www.ztrack.com They have an awesome selection!

    All engines are made out of brass. I payed $550 USD for each SD45 ;)

    Around July AZL wants to produce SD70's with a plastic cover to reduce costs. Those will cost around $250 USD.
  5. Livesteam

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    Are they heavy?,ill take a look on there web site
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    I putt it on a scale, I didn't know the weight either :)

    It's 60 grams
  7. Livesteam

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    Are you planning on getting any more engines? have you tried other brands?
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    I'm planning to get a lot more but they're very expensive for me. It's going to take ages before I would have my collection complete.

    To bad there are not many brands to chose from. Micro Trains is going to release gp40's in Z-Scale. American Z Lines and Micro Trains are the only ones who make modern engines in Z-Scale.

    Hopefully there will be more companies making Z-Scale engines in the future. I can only imagine if someone like Kato would be making american engines in Z-Scale :)
  9. Livesteam

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    what about marklin? i thought they started the Z scale
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    They did, but I don't really like there product line, apart from the american steam engines. I'm simply not that fond of F7's :)
  11. Livesteam

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    How much do the cars cost each? Do the Z scales have sound too?
  12. SmolderZ

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    Cars cost around $20 to $30 usd. The one in the picture is a double stack wagon from http://www.fr-model.de/ I had to build it myself and payed $20 usd for the kit. It is out of production :(

    Z-Scale engines don't have sound, allthough you might fit a sound decoder into a steam tender.
  13. Livesteam

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    Have you seen some of those Z-scale layouts? ive seen pictures and wow they are huge, they must have over 10 grand into it
  14. SmolderZ

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    I sure seen some beautiful layouts :) I try to keep mine very small though. Most of the money goes into the rolling stock ;) I don't think the scenery is much more expensive then with a regular N-Scale layout.
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    Are you going to build a layout? i know with the Z-scales you dont need alot of room, what was that marklin z-scale briefcase i saw? it was a brief case with a whole marklin set up in it?
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    I'm planning to build a layout :) When things get easier at school I'll try to putt some time in it. Here is an overview:

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    I still have to plan a coal area at the bottom right module.
    The top edge of the modules is 360cm long. At some places it's 40cm deep. I like to keep it as compact as possible.

    I'm not sure which briefcase layout you mean but you might mean this one from Jeffrey MacHan:

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    I met him personally when he brought his modules to a trainshow in the Netherlands, he's a great guy :)

    Some closeups:

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    These pics are from an album found here. There are tons of pics in there! :)
  17. Livesteam

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    Cool, how much are those ?
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    You mean a Z-Scale Big Boy? Sorry they're not released yet :D I'm hoping it'll be on the market in 2006, I guess it'll cost around $2000 usd if AZL makes em.
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    wow, that will be a nice engine how mcuh for the breif cases with set up and engines with cars?
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    You mean the brief cases in the pictures above? I don't have the slightest clue to be honest, you could be able to make something like that with $3000? I might be way off...