Richard----- 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.......