Re: To build models that appear "realistic" This is not about Z
- View SourceHi,
I have made reference to a few professional model builders. Here is
are links to view their work.
Malcom Furlow's G scale layouts
Malcom's HO layout
Malcom is an artist and in a strict sense he is not a model
railroader. After appearing in Model Railroader Magazine he gets
commissioned to build model layouts. His work is expensive because
it is not his principle field of activity.
George is a manufacturer of HO scale structures.
Lionel is also an artist who appears to concentrates his work within
a model railroad atmosphere.
I get no renumeration from any of these professionals and I have
never communicated with any of them. I am simply a huge model
railroad fan. If you have a lot of time to surf the net, check out
Although my name appears in the URL it is not mine.
El Toro, CA
- View SourceRichard----- The real trump cards in Z scale structure building are the
arts of photoetching and laser cutting. Check our cyber-pal Reynard's
work at Micronart, and the equally wonderful Microstructures-- these
kits are as good or better than ANYTHING in any scale, bar none. Add
Robt. Ray's kits, the various paper kits and others,and, though you
won't have quite the variety, you'll have all the quality. As for
scenery, the beauty of Z is the ability to approach scale scenery-to-
train/structures ratios so as to give the appearance of a RR built
through geography, rather than geography added to a layout. I think the
advent of Microtrains turnouts will facilitate some large layouts, and
Z will garner publicity beyond "curiosity".
It's a good time to get on board.......