71167Re: [Z_Scale] Why 1:220 ?
- Sep 1, 2012Hi all,
On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM, <ztrack@...> wrote:
> I had heard that Marklin engineers looked at the smallest trains that was
> feasible to produce with the technology at the time. Their calculations
> 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.
> Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
> Distributor American Z Line
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