56154Re: [Z_Scale] New member
- Apr 3, 2008Welcome Allan, Not all the Z people are on the other side of the pond. You
will find a fair number of us over in the UK and Europe as well. You will find
one or two dealers in the UK if you hunt for them, But the really cheaper
stuff comes off of ebay as you know. Not always the best. Sometimes you will
find members of those group have items to sell second hand. Declaring an
interest I am a collector, and runner of Z items and also a UK dealer (not so much
these days - contact me of line) I used to have lots of Marklin until I
found some of the other makes such as MTL and AZL in the USA. Over a period of
time I switched and run now 100% MTL or AZL equipment. In my personal opinion
far better and cheaper.
Loren Snyder on this site is always happy to sell to the UK and has been
supplying me for sometime time now and I can report an excellent service at the
all important good price. (he will take paypal with the charges added, but
then you do get 25% off the order price. MTL locos are first class as are AZL
and these days many of us run MTL equipment with DCC. - fantastic. OK not so
many choices as Marklin yet, but the can motors with twin flywheels are first
class. Lots of wagons but not so many coaches, but they are in the pipeline.
Lots of buildings in laser (both wood and brass) as well as bridges.
If you want bog standard track peco do z gauge, Marklin track will handle
American made locos, but these days MTL does some great flexi and set track
with manual or electric points. The good thing about MTL is new issues come out
on the 1st of the month so unlike Marklin you do not wait for ever for a new
item and the cost with the US$ / UK £ rate you are buying nearly half the
price of items produced in Europe.
Anyway if you need some pointer get in touch direct and I will be happy to
give you the heads up... If you need to contact Loren he normally is on the
current discussion board somewhere.
Bob Fage (in the UK - Tunbridge Wells, Kent)
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