Welcome to the Z Central Station! A model railroad site dedicated to 1:220 scale model trains.
Z Central Station was created to provide Z Scalers a full featured online community. Members can share their Z Scale experiences via our discussion forum, photo gallery, classifieds, videos, chat room and more! Membership to Z Central Station is free!
Have an idea, comment, or concern? Z Central Station has a Contact us link under "My ZCS" menu option.
24 x 7 Active Chat for up to 20 members. Regular scheduled times are Sundays 1PM EST and Wednesdays 9:00PM EST. Chat is open to any member. Stop in and say Hi!
10,000+ Z scaled image gallery open for all to enjoy. Home Page Shout Box.
13,000+ Forums Postings. More than 200 free downloads in our Library containing Instructionals, decals, paper/cardstock models, paintchip charts, modeler pad, and more!
Ever wanted to create your own Blog? Here is your chance to create a Blog on your Z scale layout, modeling project, or even contest entry! You can add photos, videos, and links to show in your blog. This is one of the latest modules, I wanted to be sure to re-introduce this powerful tool for our members use.
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Free Community Banners
Free Z scale community banners are provided for individuals or groups looking to expand their current Z scale modeling group, starting a Z scale modeling group, or just to create a Z scale awareness in their area. Community banners are displayed on every Z Central Station page. For more information use the 'Contact us' form.
Z Central Station Private Messaging
ZCS always had the ability to allow private messaging between members but now it is functional for you to use. When you log in you will notice a PM Notifier just under the search box on every ZCS web page. When you go to your profile page you will notice several new PM modules. Here is where you can have ZCS email you when you receive a new PM, compose a PM to another ZCS member by using their screen name. You can also review sent, received, and deleted private messages.
Free Online Magazines
Here is a online source for free magazines from various railroad related historical societies!AC&Y Modeler Nickel Plate Road Modeler
Z Central Station has now adopted a Forum/Chat Disclaimer, effective as of July 31th, 2011.
Z Central Station Mission Statment
|MICHRR||1873-11-19||The Detroit Transit Railway (East Side) is opened from a connection with the Detroit & Milwaukee Road near Riopelle and Orleans to a point 1.5 miles away using street running. The line followed Guion St. to Walker, across walker to Wight and up to the Detroit Stove Works. The company became the Detroit Manufacturers Railroad on January 30, 1902. It was leased to the MCRR on April 1, 1902, because the MCRR did the most business with the company.|
|ACRR||1879-11-19||Ocean City Association organized by three brother Methodist ministers, S. Wesley Lake, Ezra B. Lake and James E. Lake to establish a Christian family resort on Peck's Beach, south of Absecon Island, N.J.; to be patterned after Ocean Grove. (Lee)|
|RYSTN||1891-11-19||Granville T. Woods receives patent for a third rail to operate electrified railways. This black inventor from Columbus, Ohio dedicated his life to developing a variety of inventions relating to the railroad industry and held more than 60 patents.|
|ColinCRP||1891-11-19||The single track St. Clair tunnel under the St. Clair River is opened by the Grand Trunk Railway. Construction had commenced in 1888 upon this tunnel which connects Sarnia with Port Huron.|
|RYSTN||1956-11-19||Last regularly-scheduled passenger train on "The Old Road" through Coldwater, Hillsdale and Adrian to Toledo.|
|ColinCRP||1957-11-19||Canadian National opens its line from Bartibog to Heath Steele, NB.|
|RYSTN||1981-11-19||N&W Maumee River Bridge in Toledo, OH was strengthened to handle 6-axle locomotives.|
|RYSTN||1986-11-19||Last run for Chicago & North Western C628's.|
|ColinCRP||1995-11-19||Canadian National shares begin to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.|
Z Central Station is looking to add more photos, articles, and kit instructions.
Z Central Station has 270+ documents in our library with 45+ kit instruction documents. We want to add more for future references. We would also like to add any articles from a simple kit build, train car repaint, anything to do with Z scale modeling.
For more information or if you need help uploading images and files to ZCS, click on the 'Contact Us' Page.