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Does anyone know the origin of the term Z scale?

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  • elruddick
    How did Z scale get its name?
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 27, 2014
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      How did Z scale get its name?

    • Thomas Habrik
      Märklin did select that name to show all potential customers that this is the smallest scale you can get. Von meinem iPad gesendet ... Märklin did select
      Message 2 of 6 , Jul 28, 2014
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        Märklin did select that name to show all potential customers that this is the smallest scale you can get.



        Von meinem iPad gesendet

        Am 28.07.2014 um 07:18 schrieb "elruddick@... [z_scale]" <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>:

        How did Z scale get its name?

      • ianjohncharles
        Clearly before the introduction of T scale :)
        Message 3 of 6 , Jul 28, 2014
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          Clearly before the introduction of T scale :)
        • Robert Kluz
          Correct. Marklin had determined the feasibly 1:220 at 6.5mm was the smallest model train ratio when it came to detail and operation. The went with Z as it was
          Message 4 of 6 , Jul 28, 2014
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            Correct. Marklin had determined the feasibly 1:220 at 6.5mm was the smallest model train ratio when it came to detail and operation. The went with Z as it was the last letter of the alphabet. 

            Rob

            On Jul 28, 2014, at 3:57 AM, Thomas Habrik thomas@... [z_scale] <z_scale@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



            Märklin did select that name to show all potential customers that this is the smallest scale you can get.



            Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
            Distributor for American Z Line
            Full Throttle & Rokuhan
            Authorized MTL, InterMountain 
            and Tenshodo dealer.
            6142 Northcliff Blvd
            Dublin OH 43016
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          • John D. Duino
            Of course, that was over 40 years ago..what is not feasible today may be commonplace tomorrow. -- John Duino ... Correct. Marklin had determined the feasibly
            Message 5 of 6 , Jul 28, 2014
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              Of course, that was over 40 years ago..what is not feasible 'today' may be commonplace tomorrow.

              --
              John Duino




              Correct. Marklin had determined the feasibly 1:220 at 6.5mm was the smallest model train ratio when it came to detail and operation. The went with Z as it was the last letter of the alphabet. 

              Rob

              On Jul 28, 2014, at 3:57 AM, Thomas Habrik thomas@... [z_scale] <z_scale@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



              Märklin did select that name to show all potential customers that this is the smallest scale you can get.



              Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
              Distributor for American Z Line
              Full Throttle & Rokuhan
              Authorized MTL, InterMountain 
              and Tenshodo dealer.
              6142 Northcliff Blvd
              Dublin OH 43016
              (614) 764-1703




            • Rick Saviano
              When you consider that the thickness of Z-gauge track is about the same as the frog tolerance for Lionel track, Marklin had a point! From a standpoint of human
              Message 6 of 6 , Jul 28, 2014
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                When you consider that the thickness of Z-gauge track is about the same as the frog tolerance for Lionel track, Marklin had a point!
                From a standpoint of human finger size, I'm not sure any smaller scale is feasible for operations.  If you're using nanobots . . .

                - Rick Saviano


                On 7/28/2014 11:33 AM, 'John D. Duino' jduino@... [z_scale] wrote:
                Of course, that was over 40 years ago..what is not feasible 'today' may be commonplace tomorrow.


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