6210A future for Blair Line laser cut structures in Z scale?
- Aug 30, 2001Thank you Jeffrey for listing our email and company information on the Z
list. Maybe someday we will be one of the "big guys" in Z scale too.
I was a little disappointed in the response from the Z list a few months ago
when I first mentioned we might enter the Z scale market. But in spite of
the poor response, our preliminary plans are still to release a couple of
our scaled down N scale structures in Z scale in 2002 and see how sales go.
If sales are good we will of course release more kits. If sales are not so
good... we will concentrate on making HO and N scale products. Of course
since we too are one of those small cottage industries, our plans are always
subject to change.
We recently laser cut a couple of our N scale laser cut wood kits, the Wood
Loading Ramp and Shotgun House, in Z scale to see if it is feasible to make
a Z scale laser cut kit, and yes it is feasible! The Z scale kits require
about the same time and skill to assemble as one of our N scale kits. Our Z
scale wood loading ramp assembled exactly the same as our N scale loading
ramp. Very simple to build, an excellent kit to start with if you have never
built a laser cut wood kit, and it looks good too. The Shotgun House was a
little more difficult. The main walls, roof, foundation and trim went
together well. The difficulty was in assembling two part window frames. This
could be simplified by offering a one piece window frame. But even in Z
scale I think a two piece frame is required to accurately model a double
hung window. Any comments, thoughts or feedback on this would be
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