889Re: New to Z
- Feb 1, 2000Welcome to Z scale!
Yes, Z is perfect if space is limited. I is also perfect if you have
unlimited space and plan on building a large layout! You mentioned signaling.
I it quite possible to operate trains and run them by signal in Z. I I use
signals to control a number of sidings on my layout to store trains and
Z tends to be more expensive then other scales. Availability and pricing
though depends on what your interest may be. If you are looking to model U.S.
prototype, Micro-Trains items are less than M�rklin�s. MT offers a nice line
of U.S. prototypes. Companies such as PENZEE are now offering U.S. hoppers to
fill the gaps left in the MT and M�rklin lines.
M�rklin offers an extensive line of European prototypes and some select but
quite nice U.S. prototypes. They are continually expanding their line with
new body styles, paint schemes and accessories.
As for scratch building, likely some will be necessary, but if you are
planning a small layout, you will find manufacturers such as Micro-Structures,
Micron-Art, Vollmer and Kibri offer nice lines of Z items.
I hope this helps!
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