43537Re: [Z_Scale] Considering Z scale
- Apr 1, 2006On Sad, 2006-04-01 at 01:37 +0000, jk12955 wrote:
> I'm considering a Z scale layout since my wife is getting a littleWell this can only be an "in my opinion/experience" answer 8)
> tired of the N scale layout in our apartment. Z would fit nicely on
> shelf in one of our closets.
My experience is that Z layouts are longer or the same length as N
albeit narrower. This is because Z scale pointwork is long and complex
to keep the tiny models from derailing all the time.
The basic Märklin sets are basically a "happy christmas" item with the
expectation of purchasing more bits to make it useful. The bigger sets
have a proper power controller a couple of points, control box and the
like and are far better. They also tend to include something other than
the awful little 0-6-0 that stalls all the time that is provided with
Märklin's basic sets.
The bigger Märklin locos are decent runners providing the track is well
laid, especially the diesels, and I've found them to be extremely well
If you are short of space also have a look through
especialy the small layout scrap book and articles. Depending on your
interest you may find some good ideas on small or modular layouts that
take little room whatever the scale.
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