8612Re : [z_scale] Introduction
- Feb 1, 2002I just receive marklin 81423 , my second croco , 5 pol motor is really
working so well.
see you soon.
>De�: WILLIAM AND BARBARA BROCK <wbbrock_2000@...>
>� : email@example.com
>Objet�: Re: Re : [z_scale] Introduction
>Date�: Ven 1 f�v 2002 5:20
>Man do you have the life. Work in Paris and go home
>via TGV to your Swiss Z scale model trains. And by
>the way your English is a lot better than my or most
>readers French. Have fun!
>--- jean-paul boutellier
>> I agree with mr and mrs Brock to promote you as
>> ambassador of z scale.
>> your description show's you've a lot of fun with z.
>> after days of business in paris and return at full
>> night home by tgv , i run
>> my z trains ( mostly swiss marklin products ).
>> please go on !
>> vienne . france
>> ps : i've never seen micro-train products , i only
>> do marklin.
>> psII : apologize for bad english .
>> >De�: Ell Geib <geib@...>
>> >� : firstname.lastname@example.org
>> >Objet�: [z_scale] Introduction
>> >Date�: Lun 21 jan 2002 21:27
>> > My name is Ellsworth Geib (I usually go by
>> Ell). I live about 60
>> >miles south of Washington, DC in southern Maryland,
>> USA. I have been
>> >lurking (mostly) on this group for a number of
>> weeks now. I have had
>> >one of the introductory Marklin sets (the 0-6-0
>> set) for about 12
>> >years. I also purchased a small layout (about 2 ft
>> by 4 ft) with a
>> >Marklin F-7 Chesapeake and Ohio set from a friend
>> about 10 or 11
>> >years ago. I have been displaying the Z-scale
>> layout each year at my
>> >Rockville Lions Train Show on the second weekend in
>> November and at
>> >the Fairfax Station Museum Train Show on the first
>> weekend in
>> >December for 10 years now.
>> > I have been modeling off and on for about 50
>> years. I traded my
>> >Lionel engine and cars for an HO engine kit when I
>> was 14. I began
>> >modeling in N-scale when it first came out in the
>> sixties. I prefer
>> >the building to the running of trains and have had
>> little in the way
>> >of layouts. This became more difficult when I lost
>> the central vision
>> >in my right eye 10 or 11 years ago. Working on
>> Z-scale is difficult
>> >enough with 2 good eyes. You should try it with no
>> depth perception.
>> >Because of this, I am cautious about starting any
>> sort of conversion
>> >on existing equipment, especially considering the
>> cost of these
>> >gemlike toys.
>> > As a member of the Rockville Lions Club in
>> Rockville, Maryland
>> >(about 10 miles northwest of Washington DC) I
>> started a train show as
>> >a one-day fund raising affair in 1991. We expanded
>> it to 2 days in
>> >1992. It is NOT a vendor show. It is strictly a
>> display show and
>> >attempts to have something for most everyone. We
>> have 5 rooms (3
>> >rather large) and have displays of G-scale, Lionel,
>> >N-scale, and Z-scale. The Lionel, HO, and N layouts
>> are modular type.
>> >The Lionel and N-scale layouts are about 16 ft by
>> 32 ft while the HO
>> >layout is usually about 32 ft by 48 ft. We now have
>> 2 Z-scale
>> >layouts, mine and a rather unique one by a member
>> of another Lions
>> >Club, Susan Shrader. I am planning on writing
>> something about Susan's
>> >layout for Z-Track magazine. I am still the primary
>> coordinator for
>> >the show, even though I retired, moved to southern
>> Maryland 4 years
>> >ago, and joined a different Lions Club.
>> > The same basic groups of people exhibit at the
>> Fairfax Station
>> >Museum Train Show. Because of size restrictions,
>> the layouts are not
>> >as large. However, the Garden group have been
>> setting up an outside
>> >railroad that goes completely around the station
>> and there is also a
>> >Lionel standard gauge layout inside.
>> > Both shows are a lot of fun and attract people
>> from all around the
>> >Washington, DC area. One thing that has been
>> interesting over the
>> >years. I usually get my Z-scale trains going first
>> and typically just
>> >leave them alone. They run all day for both days of
>> the shows. They
>> >also draw lots of attention because of their small
>> >Ell Geib
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