Re: AZL GP-38 scheduled for Denver Z Convention
- N-scale vs. Z-scale. As a modeler of both scales, I disagree that the
N-scale quality and appearance is significantly better. There is some
loss of detail when scaling down to Z scale but the most recent Z
offerings are as pleasing and attractive to my eye as my N-models.
Frankly, I think the detail and work is amazing. Overall the US/NA
pattern stuff seems better than the European but competition and
progress should change this.
The running in Z is not quite as good, but it is improving. It is much
more reliable than N was 30 years ago. And looking at the Tenshodo
engines and what is happening in T scale, it should continue to improve.
Due to the smaller weight and size, there will always be some limitation
For me Z is too small to scratchbuild so I will stick mainly with N but
if you want smaller trains in big scenery or are modeling in limited
space Z is the way to go.