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HoboTim - Tue 26 Apr - 19:53

Piotr Ciechocinski BRIDGE!!!! Contact Info??? Pricing??? Throw us a Bone!!!!!

Catt - Sun 17 Apr - 19:33

Kelley, G is not a scale it is a gauge.There are many different scales in the G gauge group. AS far a 1/200 goes that actually is both a collector scale and a gaming scale.

Kelley - Mon 21 Mar - 14:14

1/200 is actually bigger than Z. If you can have things custom made, why not make them the right scale in the first place? Myself, if I wanted almost scale I would go with 3 rail O or G scale.

ejshelton - Sun 20 Mar - 13:02

All modeling is illusion. When one puts a smaller scale in the back it gives the impression of something off in the distance. Exact measurements and exact scale aren't as important as the final look

Kelley - Sun 20 Mar - 08:46

There are too many compromises in Z scale as it is. If someone is willing to re size items from 1/160 scale down to 1/200, why not ask them to do it in 1/220, which is Z scale?

rhtrain - Tue 15 Mar - 10:36

I/200 and 1/220 are almost identical in size opens up a lot of items that can be used in z

Kelley - Tue 15 Mar - 07:55

Z is 1/220 scale, not 1/200.

soccrdad30 - Mon 14 Mar - 21:30

Here is a link to a photo album to a wing generator train https://goo.gl/photos/g3z9tWN25cHhwsKEA Enjoy! John

rhtrain - Mon 14 Mar - 15:04

Hay everyone found a maker of 1/200 American cars from the 50s to present day.He has hundreds of vehicals in n scale but will scale down to 1/200 His shapeways id is RAPDPRO They are really nice

JMCmodels - Sun 13 Mar - 13:50

Hi everyone.Does anyone know how I can contact David K. Smith? I've heard he's fighting against desease. I would like to contact with him. Thanks in advance.

Kelley - Thu 10 Mar - 09:40

https://www.facebook.com/events/1061884417196258/

Kelley - Thu 10 Mar - 09:40

6. Internationales Spur-Z-Weekend in Altenbeken

DAZed - Wed 24 Feb - 20:07

Oh yes totally agree they are major foobs but there's not much else and I got them cheap. xD I imagine them as a cross between your standard thrall 52.5ft gon and a modern version of the drop gon.

Kelley - Wed 24 Feb - 06:01

But I am putting decals on the wrong caboose, although it is close to what the Mopac had. Why MTL could not paint one red and put on a buzzsaw, but put a UP cabooseon a mopac train set is weird too.

Kelley - Wed 24 Feb - 05:57

I like a lot of AZL stuff but those waffle cars were just weirdness. Only one railroad had them and I think another might have picked up the castoffs or something.

DAZed - Tue 23 Feb - 16:36

Oops, try this again: MoPac Eagle

DAZed - Tue 23 Feb - 10:35

Kelley, I *don't* have MoPac decals, but I need some also, except I need the "Eagle" logo (times 2)...a very small white one that will fit on the ~1/4" placard on AZL corrugated gons.[img=https://lh3.

Kelley - Tue 23 Feb - 08:28

Anyone got any Missouri Pacific decals? I am looking for some "buzzsaws' abut 5 mm apart. I can par for the trouble with Paypal. Thanks.

SJ-BAZ-man - Mon 22 Feb - 11:30

Haven't put trees on the modules in years and now more modules!

SJ-BAZ-man - Mon 22 Feb - 11:30

Loren, there were both bare and prefoamed. Lots of pages (but seem to duplicate after a while). I bought 3-5 ea (pkgs of 5) so I could get variety and see what they were like so quickly repurchase.

tealplanes - Fri 19 Feb - 12:14

Jeff, I plan to incorporate mine into the area around the passenger station I'm having made. Just wish they came already covered in foam..........

SJ-BAZ-man - Fri 19 Feb - 00:42

I don't think they have any more ;) just bought them out. :) Joking. Bought a lot of some shapes I need to fill in areas where I don't have those styles. DIRT cheap !

DAZed - Mon 15 Feb - 16:53

I ordered some trees yesterday as well. Seems everything is just duplicated, for starters. And there was one tree showing at 1/4" which would be a very very small Z tree. ;)

tealplanes - Mon 15 Feb - 16:08

Another issue, or it may be me, but their order site is not very user friendly. Navigating the order sequence is nutso.

tealplanes - Mon 15 Feb - 16:07

Tim, I ordered some items this morning, but had quite a time doing so. The sales rep admitted that there is a confusing issue with the way the tree armature items are listed.

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