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Re: Herritage Train Show

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  • Glen Chenier
    ... Have heard the same at train shows; parents really appreciate child height displays. Picture yourself at a train show as the typical parent of 3 little
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 25 1:08 AM
      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Don Avila" <d.f.avila@...> wrote:
      >You would be surprised how many kid's parents or
      > people in a wheel chair comment to others how neat it was to be able
      > to see the layout so easily.

      Have heard the same at train shows; parents really appreciate child
      height displays.

      Picture yourself at a train show as the typical parent of 3 little
      kids, maybe 4,5,6, years old (yes, you've been busy :-), and have
      lectured them firmly about keeping their hands at their sides and off
      the trains. At every display at 54 inches height you have to lift each
      kid. In an hour your arms and back are aching and the kids have seen
      little.

      Then you come across a beautiful layout at which all the kids can see
      the trains without being lifted up. Wonderful! Then you have time to
      look at it yourself and realize that of all the layout displays you
      have just seen, this one seems to have a very realistic ratio of train
      size to those incredibly detailed landscape features. You inquire as
      to the scale and are told Z. You pull out your camera and take a few
      pictures.

      In many cases the result is to go home and start thinking about
      building your own layout. After doing some research into the various
      scales, images of that fantastic Z scale display with the huge
      mountains relative to the train size keep coming back.

      The zmaller the train, the bigger the mountainz.
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