Re: [z_scale] Huge (?) Faller Station
- Hello Kevin James,
Yes, I've seen that station and it does look big, however, I'm guessing
that the dimensions are probably correct but that most model railroaders
are not used to seeing such large structures in proportion with their small
layouts. Major city railway stations are huge, they were designed to
impress and to draw people to them.
I am just about finished with designing a passenger station for both N and
Z scale modelers. I call it the "Capitol City Passenger Station" although
it is actually based on the International and Great Western Railroad
station that was prominent here in Austin from about 1883 to 1911. It is
not as large as the Faller Station, being only about 7.5" long x 2.0" wide
in Z scale. It is all photo-etched brass and white metal castings.
You can see a preview of it on our website at :
Reynard Wellman, DBA Micron Art
Kevin James wrote:
> I just built the station made by Faller. I had a good time building it
> and all, but now that it's done it strikes me that it looks way too big!
> It looks more like N scale to me. I am new to Z so maybe I was just
> exaggerating in my mind how small the buildings would be, but it makes
> my already small layout table look even smaller. What do you all think?
> Z: model railroading on a smaller scale.