This week's cover page photo comes from Thom Welsch of St.
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Shortly after Märklin Gmb introduced it's MiniClub line about 27
years ago, a young man named Thom Welsch built a modest
layout and began taking it to local train shows in the St. Louis
area. Then as now, Z modelers had to use imagination to create
a Z universe. Thom put his skills and creativity to good use and
fashioned many scratch built tructures to house the tiny citizens
of his Z world.
Thom tells me that the layout is long gone, but some vestiges of
it remain. One of Thom's surviving buildings is this wonderful
family cottage complete with shutters on the windows and turned
pillars holding up the porch roof. Great work, Thom. Thanks
for sharing it with us.
Last week's cover featured a photo of the new DG&M clubhouse
taken by Adam Amick, the public relations officer for the Dallas,
Garland & Mesquite Railway Systems.
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As always, fellow Zealots, we are always happy to post your
layout, model or diorama photos on the Z_Scale cover page.
Upload them to the 'Files - CoverPhotos' section or send them
to the listowner via email.
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