51949Re: [Z_Scale] Re: MTL Passenger Car's in the Works and other stuff..
- Apr 3, 2007Hello Robert & Joe,
I have some of Oliver Passman's lighted SP Daylight coaches
and they are cool! He makes a kit for lighting up Marklin
Z passenger cars that works just fine. So really there's no excuse
for a manufacturer like MTL or AZL not to provide lighted
coaches at least as an option these days.
I had enough of cheap N scale equipment back in the
70's and 80's. Now days all N scale equipment has become
spectacularly better! More gizmos that are reliable is the
way Model Railroading in is going and I look forward to the
advances in lighting, digital, long radius track & turnouts, etc. for
all our Z scale products. Z scale is small, but electronics are
getting even smaller... Z scale is enormous when it comes
to track space, so why confine our layout dreams to four
On Apr 2, 2007, at 10:55 AM, Robert Ray wrote:
> Don Avila wrote:
> > My three cents, and I AM a customer is to forget the inernals. For
> > the few folks that want lighting and interiors, with kitchen
> sinks and
> > working lavs, I say get out the #11 Xacto.
> The thing is Don, when a new product is being designed is the best
> to get all the design work done. If KATOesque electrical pickup trucks
> are designed as the standard, then all kinds of custom lighting
> projects are possible down the road.
> If you want to attract people from other scales to Z, you need to
> some of the more mundane, basic features, that are included in the
> other scales, like electrical pickup trucks with metal wheels, and a
> preformed row of seats so people can stick figures in them later on if
> How do you compare a Marklin Z US passenger car with a new Rapido HO
> Passenger car for the same price? The Z one is a lumpy toy train like
> model, and the HO one is a beautiful scale representation of an exact
> I vote for a quality scale model with potential upgrades like flicker
> free lighting and interior, and would gladly pay a premium for it, and
> use the old Marklin cars for cheap kitbash fodder.
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