- View SourceI did an archive search but nothing turned up so I wanted to ask.
What track is available to me to run Z trains on? What is the
smallest code of rail that is available commercially and what is the
smallest code of rail that modelers are using (handlaying) in Z
It appears the locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and structures
have become so accurate and sophisticated detailwise in Z since the
last time I looked (the 80's and early 90's) that the rail height
might be one of the few areas that remains out of scale; and that can
be overcome somewhat with weathering. So, I'm just wondering what
seems to be the track of choice for most Z scalers?
I viewed the videos posted above Lorens highway post of some train
show and what looks like a modular Z layout. There was a GP of some
type pulling a freight train. It appeared to be running around 60-70
SMPH and I didn't know if this was to catch everyones attention at
the show or if these locos will not run smoothly at 10-20-30 SMPH. I
know children and many adults get bored if trains aren't zooming
around at train shows so the speed of the train in the video might
have been planned. Just wondered.
- View SourceDave,
I think all of us over on this side of the pond will agree with you. What's
wrong with those guys who run those trains? Are they on speed?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave" <djdavedawes@...>
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: Re : [Z_Scale] Z Track
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "up148" <up148@...> wrote:
>> Nice job Loren! I lot of railroading in a very small space. If I
>> remember it was an over and under figure 8 with a lot of scenery.
>> Caught my attention!
> Hi all,i am new to Z scale having built Chester Vermont in N scale that
> was shown all over the UK a few years ago and made the peco
> Continentall modeler as well.
> I am just building an 8' long by 18" wide layout in Z based on the
> California coast for show work.If the locos could not run at scale
> speed with a train of about 15 freight cars i would not have bothered
> but they do and really well,just keep your track and wheels clean.
> i visited Ztrack here in the UK back in May and was dissapointed that
> the layouts all ran at 100mph and were more like toy tains rather than
> If we are to show Z off to its full potential the layouts need to look
> and run as real as poss.This is only my opinon mind.
> Dave Dawes
> Reading UK