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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! 8,000+ Z scaled image gallery open for all to enjoy. Home Page Shout Box. 13,000+ Forums Postings. More than 70 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. Free membership!
Z Central Station has now adopted a Forum/Chat Disclaimer, effective as of July 31th, 2011.
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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.
Do you… know your LocoZ? Some locomotives are weathered, custom painted, custom detailed, or they are just as you bought it. Either way here is your chance to display your profound knowledge of Z scale locomotives or learn more about some of the locomotives that are available in Z.
Z Central Station’s “Do you know your LocoZ” contest starts now and ends Friday midnight PST, August 16th, 2013. The entry with the most correctly guessed locomotives is the winner. In case of multiple winners a random drawing will determine the final winner. Mail your entry to “Know your LocoZ” at email@example.com. The winning entry prize is having two (2) pieces of your rolling stock weathered by Joseph Lavender. You can have two freight cars (sorry no locomotives) lightly weathered, moderately weathered, heavily weathered, or use a prototypical photo for personalized weathering.
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