Re: [z_scale] New Product: Ballasted Sectional Roadbed
- Looks good, but where is the prices?
----- Original Message -----
From: Tobias Giles
To: Z Scale
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 4:13 PM
Subject: [z_scale] New Product: Ballasted Sectional Roadbed
Greetings fellow Zer's,
I knew I could not keep things a secret when I displayed my product at
EuroWest in South San Francisco this last weekend. Thank you for the
positive words both at the show and on this list. I have uploaded a
skeleton web site with images of my first product for Z scale: ballasted
Starting in late August, I will have following components ready for
sale: roadbed for the standard starter set plus left and right turnouts
complementary curve. Shortly there after, curved turnouts and the
larger radius curved track as well as the double slip will be available.
Other roadbed sections for the remaining Marklin track will follow.
I am also providing an 'extended function' sectional roadbed that fits
into the existing Märklin track, such as: auto road crossings,
platform edges, and currently, an extended flat edge (instead of a slope)
on one side that provides a level ballasted surface between two tracks
spaced 1" apart.
The ballasted sections are one piece, poured resin plastic that accepts
most paints for those interested in weathering (or changing the color
completely). The color, always subject to debate, will be a warm mid
gray to start with (other colors are being explored). The roadbed
profile conforms to the Europe standard NEM 122 for height and width.
The roadbed can be used for temporary fun or for permanent layouts by
either nailing (holes are provide) or gluing.
With the ballast molded in, there will be no more loose particles
finding their way into your locomotive's gears nor spending hours and
hours of tedious hand ballasting (yes, I do hand ballasting in other
scales). It's plug and play time.
Comments and suggestions are welcome either privately or on this list.
The direct URL is http://www.tobiaslocomotiveworks.com/html/ZBallast.html
Tobias Locomotive Works
P.S. Since I only have a mac, I have not tested my site with a PC. If there
are problems, please kindly inform me at
tobias@... or on this list. Thanks again.
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