Re:Track Issue Raises Its Ugly Head Again
- Hello Ole,
So you noticed the retaining wall size rail too? You're right,
the need for more to scale looking track really shows up in
that photo of the 0-4-4-0. The engine is practically swallowed up
by the track. The only problem with lower profile track will
be the deep flanges on Z scale wheels, but with careful track
laying I think you might get by. Turnouts? I built a couple
of Z scale code 40 turnouts back in my Nn3 days (early 80s).
No rolling stock, no engines, everything scratch built. Soft
metal castings stuck on the 8800 chassis. Finally gave up.
You know that Rivarrosi or Con-Cor makes an N scale Y6b? It could use
some super-detailing but is still a great starting point. I could
never afford one and now they're somewhat hard to find. So it
is possible that a Z scale version would be made.
Ole Rosted wrote:
> But I would indeed like to buy a Z model of the Y6b if available,
> despite I for the moment have no track to run it on.
> The HO model is a marvel of detailing. I don't expect a Z model coming
> even close - but anyway.
> Anobody know where I can get one??
> BTW: On the Schmidt homepage the mallet is displayed on some Märklin
> (could be Peco?) track. Have you noticed that the rail height equals
> half a wheel dia. ?? Bvadr! - the need for code 40 track becomes
> regards Ole Rosted, Denmark