- I have re-discovered my source for the HZ-scale (1:440) rumour. It has now
been extended, and you may find it at
I take the liberty of quoting some of what Editor S. Berliner, III has to
say about it:
HALF-Z 1:440 TINY TRAINS
Tom Dillon and his wife Laura, somewhere out in Colorado [...], build Tiny
Trains at the inconceivable scale of 1:440! The only reference I can find
is in the pricy catalog of "Steve & Slim", Lilliput Motor Company, P. O.
Box 447, Yerington, Nevada 89447 (1-800-TIN-TOYS). Their Website
[<http://www.lilliputmotorcompany.com/>] is not yet useful and their e-mail
address, "lilliput@...", may not work [...].
Lilliput shows a "stupendous" layout at 4/" x 24/", a typical "attach�
case"-type of layout at only 4/" x 7/", and an almost-all-but-invisible
circle, complete with mountain, tunnel, and waterfall, at a miniscule 4/"
[...] I do not really know if the Dillons build the trains themselves, or
only the layouts.
Anyone has this catalogue (or live less than a trans-Atlantic call away
/Jacob (who'd LOVE to see functional 3.25mm gauge chassis)
The Tiny Trains that Sam is referring to are not functional, operating
models on rails. They are fairly realistic looking wooden models pulled
around a slot in the layout by a 'wire'. They are very neat looking
layouts, more of a novelty than an actual modeling/operating layout. I
think one would look good incorporated in an 'N' scale layout as a Live
Steam layout, etc.
Not really inexpensive. If you, or anyone has a chance to visit a GATS
show, they have had a small 4"x4" model on display at their information
table for the last couple of years.
Hope this helps!
- I saw a simple oval setup (Don't remember the scale, but much smaller than
Zscale) at a show in Springfield Ma. back in jan. Its' mtion was achieved
by magnets. One on the bottom of the train and one under the base of the
whole setup that was moved along the path of the track by a turntable type
mechanism. It was a cute novelty at most. and way overpriced.
At 10:42 PM 8/5/99 -0300, you wrote:
>Yes, working. That says the spanish magazine Maquetren
>(year 5, 1997, page 75), but don't explain how.
>I attach a scanned photo.
>Jacob Munkhammar wrote:
>> From: Jacob Munkhammar <jacob@...>
>> >From: Juan Carlos Furnari <furnari@...>
>> >Hallo Z's,
>> >I read (and saw Photos) that Railex presented a train scale 1:900(!)
>> >at Nurnberg'97 exhibition.
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