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  • jean-paul boutellier
    I just receive marklin 81423 , my second croco , 5 pol motor is really working so well. see you soon. jean-paul.
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 1, 2002
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      I just receive marklin 81423 , my second croco , 5 pol motor is really
      working so well.
      see you soon.
      jean-paul.
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      >De�: WILLIAM AND BARBARA BROCK <wbbrock_2000@...>
      >� : z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      >Objet�: Re: Re : [z_scale] Introduction
      >Date�: Ven 1 f�v 2002 5:20
      >

      >jean-paul,
      >
      >Man do you have the life. Work in Paris and go home
      >via TGV to your Swiss Z scale model trains. And by
      >the way your English is a lot better than my or most
      >readers French. Have fun!
      >
      >Will
      >--- jean-paul boutellier
      ><jean-paul.boutellier@...> wrote:
      >> I agree with mr and mrs Brock to promote you as
      >> ambassador of z scale.
      >>
      >> your description show's you've a lot of fun with z.
      >>
      >> after days of business in paris and return at full
      >> night home by tgv , i run
      >> my z trains ( mostly swiss marklin products ).
      >>
      >> please go on !
      >>
      >> jean-paul
      >>
      >> vienne . france
      >>
      >> ps : i've never seen micro-train products , i only
      >> do marklin.
      >>
      >> psII : apologize for bad english .
      >>
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      >> >De�: Ell Geib <geib@...>
      >> >� : z_scale@yahoogroups.com
      >> >Objet�: [z_scale] Introduction
      >> >Date�: Lun 21 jan 2002 21:27
      >> >
      >>
      >> >Hi,
      >> > My name is Ellsworth Geib (I usually go by
      >> Ell). I live about 60
      >> >miles south of Washington, DC in southern Maryland,
      >> USA. I have been
      >> >lurking (mostly) on this group for a number of
      >> weeks now. I have had
      >> >one of the introductory Marklin sets (the 0-6-0
      >> set) for about 12
      >> >years. I also purchased a small layout (about 2 ft
      >> by 4 ft) with a
      >> >Marklin F-7 Chesapeake and Ohio set from a friend
      >> about 10 or 11
      >> >years ago. I have been displaying the Z-scale
      >> layout each year at my
      >> >Rockville Lions Train Show on the second weekend in
      >> November and at
      >> >the Fairfax Station Museum Train Show on the first
      >> weekend in
      >> >December for 10 years now.
      >> > I have been modeling off and on for about 50
      >> years. I traded my
      >> >Lionel engine and cars for an HO engine kit when I
      >> was 14. I began
      >> >modeling in N-scale when it first came out in the
      >> sixties. I prefer
      >> >the building to the running of trains and have had
      >> little in the way
      >> >of layouts. This became more difficult when I lost
      >> the central vision
      >> >in my right eye 10 or 11 years ago. Working on
      >> Z-scale is difficult
      >> >enough with 2 good eyes. You should try it with no
      >> depth perception.
      >> >Because of this, I am cautious about starting any
      >> sort of conversion
      >> >on existing equipment, especially considering the
      >> cost of these
      >> >gemlike toys.
      >> > As a member of the Rockville Lions Club in
      >> Rockville, Maryland
      >> >(about 10 miles northwest of Washington DC) I
      >> started a train show as
      >> >a one-day fund raising affair in 1991. We expanded
      >> it to 2 days in
      >> >1992. It is NOT a vendor show. It is strictly a
      >> display show and
      >> >attempts to have something for most everyone. We
      >> have 5 rooms (3
      >> >rather large) and have displays of G-scale, Lionel,
      >> HO-scale,
      >> >N-scale, and Z-scale. The Lionel, HO, and N layouts
      >> are modular type.
      >> >The Lionel and N-scale layouts are about 16 ft by
      >> 32 ft while the HO
      >> >layout is usually about 32 ft by 48 ft. We now have
      >> 2 Z-scale
      >> >layouts, mine and a rather unique one by a member
      >> of another Lions
      >> >Club, Susan Shrader. I am planning on writing
      >> something about Susan's
      >> >layout for Z-Track magazine. I am still the primary
      >> coordinator for
      >> >the show, even though I retired, moved to southern
      >> Maryland 4 years
      >> >ago, and joined a different Lions Club.
      >> > The same basic groups of people exhibit at the
      >> Fairfax Station
      >> >Museum Train Show. Because of size restrictions,
      >> the layouts are not
      >> >as large. However, the Garden group have been
      >> setting up an outside
      >> >railroad that goes completely around the station
      >> and there is also a
      >> >Lionel standard gauge layout inside.
      >> > Both shows are a lot of fun and attract people
      >> from all around the
      >> >Washington, DC area. One thing that has been
      >> interesting over the
      >> >years. I usually get my Z-scale trains going first
      >> and typically just
      >> >leave them alone. They run all day for both days of
      >> the shows. They
      >> >also draw lots of attention because of their small
      >> size.
      >> >
      >> >Ell Geib
      >> >
      >> >"Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in
      >> Small DoseZ!
      >> >
      >> >
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      >
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