Hello Z Scalers -
Thank you for welcoming me, and here's a brief intro...
I've been collecting and operating Marklin HO since 1985, and Z Gauge since
1988. With Z, it was dissatisfaction with the proportions of N Scale, and
just sheer fascination, that led me to start. Additionally, unlike in HO,
Marklin Z has hardly changed its standards - that is, become more flashy
and hi-tech etc etc - since the early sets, though there have been one or
two improvements like the Br89 revised chassis etc.
The kind of info I'll always welcome is anything which will make the models
easier to operate - they are a little fussy and the uncoupler-technique has
to be learnt, anything on unusual models, and anything on layout plans, as
I'm currently planning a new Z layout. I'm very fond of the Riley O'Connor
book which I expect you all know about, especially if you're based in the
For myself in general, I'm 49 and currently work as a freelance consultant
in software testing. I live in a village called Chinnor about 25miles from
Oxford, and apart from trains, my other main enthusiasms are music (all
sorts - although I play rock guitar, I play classical cds all the time),
history, and general reading.
My Z scale ambitions:
- Design, build, install and most of all operate a new z scale layout
- Get hold again of some of the z scale models I used own in the past
(eg. the beautiful NYC black mikado, and some of the discontinued sets)
- Get hold of a couple of those new Railex Br212 (?) diesels
I'm on a couple of other mailing lists - the Marklin Mailing list (MML) and
another z gauge list where the messages are most often in German - I can't
really remember anything useful I've read there at all.
So all the best from me and I look forward to your mails.
"To be free, to be who you are"
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: steve.thomas2@...
> Subject: [z_scale] Welcome to email@example.com
> Date: 29 June 1999 21:46
> Welcome Fellow Z Scale Enthusiast,
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> The List Owner
> Jeffrey R. MacHan