Ole Rosted wrote:
> From: Ole Rosted <Ole.Rosted@...>
> On Sat, 25 Mar 2000 12:02:44 -0800, you wrote:
> BTW: What do you mean by: Styrene strips? They are all plastic -
> aren't they. Or are they cupper-clad and solderable in any way?
They are just plastic strips. No, you cannot solder to them.
I am still working on the problem of how to fasten the rail to the ties.
I will not be using PC ties. The only place that I plan to use PC ties
is for the throw bar on the switch. (that is, until I can think of
> :-)) How right you are! The real problem with Z is the size of
> things. You can't see, what you are doing without a brain-surgeon's
> headgear, and you can't use ordinary tools, rulers etc because they
> are too coarse. On the other hand the size is a challenge.
> I have completely lost my interest in HO and N and the other gigantic
> scales, since my Z-trains entered the scene.
> regards Ole Rosted, Denmark
When I started with HO, the most popular scale was O gauge. HO was
considered to be much to small to be practical.
After I was into Z for a while, I could not believe how big HO was.
It's all a matter of perspective.
We will soon solve the problem of handlaying Z scale track and move on
to radio controlled Z scale locomotives with an onboard power source.
No longer will we be concerned with cleaning rail.