A New Z Scale Railroader.
- Hello and Happy New Year!
I'm pretty new to the world of Z scale model trains. I've always wanted to get into Z but finding what was available was somewhat diffcult. I just recently purchased a 81465 AMERICAN STARTER SET. Once I had it set up and running, I was hooked.
Now I'm planning on building a 8'x 4' layout, modern and mostly U.S. based. Any suggests or tips would be great.
Anyone have a suggestion on what type of wood is good to build a z scale layout on?
Also, I'm in Austin Texas, and was wondering if there was anyone else in the area interested in Z scale trains. I've read that there is a Z group in Houston. I would like to come by someday and learn about the group and talk to the members.
Maybe Mr. Bill Kronenberger could you possibly help me that information? I figure since your in Houston.
Again I just wanted to say Hello and I'm very excited about learning and building in Z scale.
- Howdy Mack: (typical Texan greeting a Texan):
> I'm pretty new to the world of Z scale model trains.Delighted you chose the perfect scale to have fun.
> Also, I'm in Austin Texas, and was wondering if there was anyone else inthe
> area interested in Z scale trains.At this time, I know of no organized z scale activity in Austin. Which is a
real shame, since the local stores in Austin sell Z scale. There are Z-heads
in the area for certain.
Sounds like you could be the lightening rod to unify all that interest in
your area, by simply posting a sign in your local shops. Have a Saturday
meeting at a coffee shop or train store. It works.
> I've read that there is a Z group inEmail me anytime you plan to be down this way. We'll roll out the red carpet
> Houston. I would like to come by someday and learn about the group and talk
> to the members. Maybe Bill Kronenberger could you possibly help me that
> information? I figure since your in Houston.
If you can visit Houston on February 19th or 20th, you'll see our Z Bend
Track modular layout at the Great American Train Show (GATS) in Houston's big
convention center. Normal crowds run around 8,000 folks a day, with lots of
Or Dallas in April, when several Z layouts will come together.
Bring your train !!! Love to have you run with us.