I am an Nn3 type who lerkz here and have a little bit of true Z to go with
my Nn3 stuff.
This is a translation done by Ted Brandon on the Nn3 list regarding a new
code 40 track system from Achim Buerklin
and JHM with wooden ties and designed to-gether with rail joiners. Though
it might provide some interest here. While the Nn3 is available now the Z
is on its way. One source is www.aspenmodels.com or www.aspenmodel.com
usual disclaimer - I have no connection with any commercial venture in
model railroading - just passing on what might be the answer to some
modellers looking to get away from Marklin sectional track. I have no idea
JHM Track System, Mark II
This new track system uniquely combines the highly prototypical reproduction
of trackage with the normal method of laying sectional model track, using
As a further development of the well-known JHM track product line, this new
system is again manufactured using tie strips made of genuine, high-quality
wood. The rail is laminated onto the tie strip using a special improved
bonding process. This results in a delicate, yet sturdy, realistically
prototypical looking track.
The new JHM Track System, Mark II, eliminates the need for soldering. Using
commercially available rail joiners, this system can be assembled easily.
The length of individual track sections, as well as the curve radii, are
designed to match commercially available sectional
track pieces. Therefore, an
unlimited compatibility with commercially-produced track systems is
The turnouts are "DCC-friendly."
The JHM Track System, Mark II, is available in Nn3, N, HOn3, and HO gauges.
Z-Gauge track is currently in preparation.