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RE: [Z_Scale] Module owner's vs. era modeled

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  • Wendy Harlow
    Hi all, from a newbie – Bill K. said: “I suspect the distribution of era s modeled on modules just about mirror s the personal interests of home-only
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 18, 2005
      Hi all, from a newbie �



      Bill K. said:



      �I suspect the distribution of era's modeled on modules just about mirror's
      the personal interests of home-only layouts. If anything, modules bring out
      the
      best runners and pullers, regardless of era.

      No one wants to view a layout with hundreds of feet of track and scenery
      with
      a loco slipping its wheels for lack of traction, or a loco that always falls

      off the track.�



      This echoes my own experience. I own several of our Division�s modules and
      have shown for over ten years. What runs at shows is what runs best on the
      assembled layout and depends on the preferences of the current �engineering
      staff�. I have several very early steam engines (Bachmann�s DeWitt Clinton &
      John Bull, etc.) that run fine on our layout, but they aren�t because the
      �staff� would rather run a (to me) boring coal train. What gets the most
      attention, though? My solution is to create a small yard of my own and an
      excursion line on my corner module. If I can ever get to it� (Slightly
      off-topic, since all that is HO scale, but I think it applies across
      scales.)



      With a modern diesel, there isn�t much to see as far as the workings of the
      loc. A Z-scale Mikado, on the other hand, has all the pistons and such
      pumping and flashing in the light. That�s what drove me to buy my first Z
      set; the exquisite detail and clockmaker�s precision. It�s amazing to me
      that such a small machine actually works!



      I�d LOVE to see some of those wonderful early steam engines rendered in Z.
      Yeah, I know � the DeWitt Clinton would be microscopic�



      ~Wendy H

      www.whdnmra.org





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