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  • Melissa Cull
    Hi Allan, Welcome to Z scale. By the way Z scalers aren t all blokes, female Z scalers are quite abundant and I m one of them:-) Not many UK shops stock much Z
    Message 1 of 91 , Apr 3, 2008
      Hi Allan,

      Welcome to Z scale. By the way Z scalers aren't all blokes, female Z scalers
      are quite abundant and I'm one of them:-)

      Not many UK shops stock much Z scale apart from Gaugemaster, The Hobby Shop
      (cheapest), M.G. Sharp Models and Hamleys plus the odd one in Wales, Oxford
      and Scotland.

      Kind RegardZ

      Fellow UK Z Scaler

      Melissa Cull
      UK (Midlands)



      Hi all, greetings from Norfolk in the UK.

      I’m 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, I’d bought a
      loco and wagons off Ebay! The price was right and I couldn’t 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 that’s when I realised that I knew very little about Z
      scale. To listen to you blokes talking, I’m lost immediately. A lot of that
      is because you talk of American locos and stock of course and that’s
      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 haven’t anybody
      near where I live that stocks Z scale. Being new, I need to see things
      rather than have them described. It’ll come though. Right now, I’m looking
      for metal wheel sets for some wagons I have that had no wheels.

      So, I’ll listen on the side for a while until I get used to the scale, if
      that’s ok with you. I’ve bought a large magnifying glass too, <g>. If I
      can’t learn off you lot, I don't know where I will.

      Best wishes,
      Allan
      (Allan Wright, Norfolk, UK)



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    • de Champeaux Dominique
      Hi Jerry, welcome. Z is an interresting scale to get involved with. About DCC, all modern motive power can easily be converted to DCC, with for example
      Message 91 of 91 , Feb 7, 2016
        Hi Jerry, welcome. Z is an interresting scale to get involved with. About DCC, all modern motive power can easily be converted to DCC, with for example decoders from Digitrax, that take place beeing swapped with original circuit board.

        http://www.digitrax.com/products/engine-matrix/decoder/

        Dom






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        En date de : Dim 7.2.16, Jerome Muniak jjmuniak@... [z_scale] <z_scale@yahoogroups.com> a écrit :

        Objet: [Z_Scale] New member
        À: z_scale@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Dimanche 7 février 2016, 11h37


         









        Hi All. I'm new to this group so this is my
        intro message. I have just started working with Z scale
        trains after playing with N scale for about one year. I
        love the flexibility of DCC operations and would love to
        hear about what DCC options are available in Z scale.
        Thanks.



        - Jerry M.











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