31620Re: MR - Why not Z?
- Apr 4, 2005You're right, it was the Western Pacific not the Rio Grande. After
I'd posted I started thinking about it but couldn't recall the theme.
MR not only commissioned the layout, as I recall they provided a lot
of help. For instance, I recall that they provide 1:1 CAD drawings
of the layout.
Just and interesting point. I, too, got into Z scale that year
after getting a starter set for Christmas.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ztrack@a... wrote:
> Excellent point. The MR story was actually a series run across 3
or 4 issues
> detailing the building of the Western Pacific layout. It was four
> scenes. The mountain portion was awesome. MR actually commissioned
> It was during an interesting time in Z scale. That same year,
> released their Z line and Marklin release their US line including
> Actually the passenger cars used on the layout were converted
> The freight cars were all Micro-Trains. This was the same year I
got into the
> hobby so having these articles at my disposal were very
> Today, Z scale is much more mainstream then every before. One fact
is that MR
> is starting to realize that are looking at ways to give Z scale
> exposure. Ztrack and MR will be working together to do this,
though not in the pages
> of MR. I will have more on this once the details are finalized.
> I think the NTS this year again will be an eye opener for MR and
> companies. Z will be the focal point. I personally can't wait!
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