Re: Vacation is over, back to Z!
- Mi nombre es David. Vivo en Kansas. Modelo prototipos americanos en escala de
Z. Tengo gusto de productos micro de los trenes pero recojo sobre todo m�s
bien que ejecutado.
Recepci�n al grupo de la escala de Z!
- Hi all,
My name is Ed Scullin (really Edward, but that was for when I was
working) I am retired from working for the US Navy in the field of
Avionics) I am almost 65 years old/young. I live in a small town
(Ridgecrest) in the high desert of California. We are at about 2,500
feet (750 Meters) The temperature gets up to 110 F (43 C) but the
humidity is only about 10-15 % (It's a dry heat :-})
I found Z scale on a trip to Germany to visit the Christmas markets in
1990. Had been in HO when a teenager, and wandered into a toy/hobby
store in Rothenbug. I looked at the Marklin HO and then the clerk
showed me a Steam starter set (8805 and two cars). He had been shipped
a set with the US power supply (60 hertz). He gaave me agood price, and
I was sold. When I got home I set up an oval that fits on top of the
TV, and we were off and running. When we bought our nwe house, I had
them make a part of the garage into "train"room. No basements here
either. It is about 10 by 20 feet (3 x 6 M). On end is layout, and the
other end work bench, storage and library.
My intrests are like most of all railroaders, we tend to model what we
know. My RR is a US country road that is set in the 1930s and early
1940s Mostly steam, but I have some F7s, The running rolling stock is
all Micro Trains, about 150 cars). If Marklin made wheel sets that were
black instead of the shiny metal they use, I would then convert the
Marklin cars I do have and run them also. Have just finished building
some of the PennZee heavyweight passenger cars. Will paint them next
week. The Skull River and Whitt Valley RR is pleased to announce that
they will now have daily passenger service.
My motive power is mostly Marklin Mikados (2-8-2) and Pacifics (4-6-2)
and one Westmodel Hudson (4-6-4). There are 4 8805s that share
switching duties in the yards. The 2 MT F7s haul heavy freight loads
and will pull the passenger train soon. The one 8832 (F7 ABA) is used
for freight srevice.
I appreaciate all of the help and guidence that I have gotten from the
Z list and its participents. Thank heaven for the Alta Vista
translation service @
http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/translate. It lets me
eavesdrop on our European friends.
Keep on running trains. The real ones don't gather dust while just
> If Marklin made wheel sets that wereI switched wheels on the Marklin transformator car from plastic (black) to
> black instead of the shiny metal they use, I would then convert the
> Marklin cars I do have and run them also.
metal ones and it didn't look good since there are black dummy wheels in the
boggie also, so I just painted the sides of the wheels black with a
permanent marker pen.
> and one Westmodel Hudson (4-6-4). There are 4 8805s that shareIf you didn't know that already, there is a replacement shell for the 8800
> switching duties in the yards.
locos (might fit the 8805) that converts it to an american prototype.
On Tue, 24 Aug 1999 14:38:47 +0200, you wrote:
>If you didn't know that already, there is a replacement shell for the 8800
>locos (might fit the 8805) that converts it to an american prototype.
None of these are in my 1998/99 M Complete catalogue.
Nor is the 8864 - which I was told is a red steam locomotive of some
kind. What does the 8864 look like? Has it any close relatives in the
regards Ole Rosted, Denmark
> >If you didn't know that already, there is a replacement shellThe replacement shell was (is - don't know if it's still in manufacturing)
> for the 8800
> >locos (might fit the 8805) that converts it to an american prototype.
> None of these are in my 1998/99 M Complete catalogue.
not made my M but another company whos name I don't remember.
> Nor is the 8864 - which I was told is a red steam locomotive of someIs out of production since many years. You can find it under diesels on this
> kind. What does the 8864 look like? Has it any close relatives in the
> mentioned catalogue?