John Cubbin of Ztrains is offering his custom build and designed winter
scene desktop layout. John writes:
"Building unique desktop layouts is something I've wanted to do for some
time now and here is our initial offering, the Winter Desktop Layout. At just
18" x 16" this layout is small enough to truly sit on a desktop or end table
yet with enough scenic detail to make running your locomotives a lot of
The base of this layout is custom profile cut red oak. Wanting to give this
layout an old-time look, the oak has been given a faux antique finish with
worn and crackled paint. The top coat is actually multiple coats of hand
rubbed wax for a warm look as well as for protection.
Though small in diameter, the track has easements leading into its curves
as well as prototypical 6" superelevation. By adding these features,
locomotives from a Geep to a Marklin Pacific loco comfortably navigate the curves.
Power to the layout is supplied by a 9V, handheld Snail throttle, included.
We've installed a mini jack on the side of the layout base for a quick
connection. Rocks, snow and ice and a chilly looking pond are just some of the
features of this layout. We know you'll have hours of fun with this one!"
This amazing layout is being offered through Ztrack Center. For additional
images or to purchase this one of a kind Cubbin original, please visit:
Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
6142 Northcliff Blvd.
Dublin, OH 43016
phone/fax: (614) 764-1703
Distributor American Z Line
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