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71167Re: [Z_Scale] Why 1:220 ?

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  • Kevin Brady
    Sep 1, 2012
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      Hi all,

      see:http://www.guidetozscale.com/html/history_of_z-scale.html

      Best,Kev

      On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM, <ztrack@...> wrote:

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      > I had heard that Marklin engineers looked at the smallest trains that was
      > feasible to produce with the technology at the time. Their calculations
      > came
      > up with a track gauge of 6.5mm, which equated to 1:220. This was over 25%
      > smaller than N scale which was still in it's infancy.
      >
      > Marklin had actually looked at producing N scale in 1968 but stopped
      > production in lieu of going to Z scale. They had a few prototypes that
      > showed off
      > during that period.
      >
      > Another interesting note is the motors Marklin uses. These originated as
      > slot car motors. They were readily available at that time.
      >
      > Somewhere in my notes. I have the name of the chief engineer who developed
      > Z. His is the true father of Z scale.
      >
      > Rob
      >
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      > and Rokuhan dealer.
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