17983Re: [z_scale] Re: STEP/CNC for Creating Low-Demand, High-Quality Z Gauge Items
- Dec 2, 2003In a message dated 12/2/03 8:38:47 AM, jim_manley@... writes:
> How about the very firstWhy would this locomotive be impractical to operate on a Z layout? Z is the
> locomotive to be used in service, or the largest locomotive ever
> built (my favorite is the
> completely 1969 era Union
> Pacific DD40XA Centennial, which is over 98 feet in prototype
> length, and over five inches long in Z)?
perfect scale to operate such a large locomotive. HO and above is impractical.
One of the benefits of Z scale is that we can model large locomotives and cars
with zero compression. We can have completely prototypical curves that can be
broad enough to handle a 5 inch loco with no problem. The only limitation is
ones own space for a layout, but again, that is where Z scale has it's
advantages. Though we work small, it is time to think big.
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