- Hi all, greetings from Norfolk in the UK.
Im completely new to Z scale. I come from the ranks of 5 ground level
coal fired live steam but as I got older, the locos got too heavy for me to
handle. I went to Gauge 1 as I had collected Marklin 1 for around 25 years
and I am currently building a layout for it in the garden. I have the
Märklin live steam radio controlled locos as well as some DCC stuff.
However, in the winter, I decided to just have a look, (as you do,) at Z
scale just for fun (yeah, right) and the next thing I knew, Id bought a
loco and wagons off Ebay! The price was right and I couldnt resist them.
Of course, I was hooked. I looked too at the Z Scale group on Yahoo and
followed a few links and was amazed at how much stuff there was available
for Z. Since that first nibble, I have bought lots of Z things off Ebay
and had a whale of a time. Now all I have to do is to start building
something .. and thats when I realised that I knew very little about Z
scale. To listen to you blokes talking, Im lost immediately. A lot of that
is because you talk of American locos and stock of course and thats
understandable, but the technicalities are far more complicated and advanced
than I thought they would be.
I don't even know where to get spares and things from as we havent anybody
near where I live that stocks Z scale. Being new, I need to see things
rather than have them described. Itll come though. Right now, Im looking
for metal wheel sets for some wagons I have that had no wheels.
So, Ill listen on the side for a while until I get used to the scale, if
thats ok with you. Ive bought a large magnifying glass too, <g>. If I
cant learn off you lot, I don't know where I will.
(Allan Wright, Norfolk, UK)
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- Greg, thanks very much for bringing this to my attention. This is my first experience with a Yahoo Group, and somehow I overlooked the distinction in responding; I think I've got it now.
To the Group, I'm grateful for the large number of welcome messages I've received, and some very helpful tips and advice which I'll certainly take to heart.