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soccrdad30 - Sun 19 Jun - 12:52

Happy Father's Day!

shamoo737 - Mon 13 Jun - 18:21

I want one Tim length track, plus a Atlas length track, and another Tim length track.

HoboTim - Sun 12 Jun - 22:16

24"? ? ? That literally bites. I was hoping for 36". 36" flex track would give a person so much more Freedom when laying track. I hope they make wood and concrete ties.

Catt - Mon 6 Jun - 12:40

The new ATLAS flex track will be code 55 and 24" long.Got that news this am. :)

southernnscale - Fri 27 May - 13:41

I use the Paint program when sending photo back to Shapeways a lot. It work well but like john said if you resize the photo some time the program doesn't work right when typing notes

SJ-BAZ-man - Fri 27 May - 12:36

If using Paint (and some others), they often 'stretch' or 'fit to page'. Check the Print Settings, Page Setup, etc. and make sure it doesn't resize, scale to, etc.

soccrdad30 - Tue 24 May - 21:16

Hello Tom. You should be able to use the paint program or any other drawing program. These are only jpg images.

t.edmunds - Tue 24 May - 10:32

I can't get the free shipping container models to print correctly. What program am I supposed to be using?ThanksTom

SJ-BAZ-man - Mon 23 May - 02:46

The master: Manfred Lufthttp://www.modellbauluft.de/English-Part/english-part.htmlPremade cast:http://www.modellbauluft.de/English-Part/Product-list-Z/product-list-z.html

Burgruine - Sun 22 May - 07:59

www.bestagernet.de If you are interested to build a castle ruins, you can buy a PDF-eBook with 100 pages and more than 320 photos (after payment you get a downloadlink).Written in German.

mdvholland - Fri 29 Apr - 14:01

Here is @ http://inari.net.pl/index.php/en/modele/modele-mostow-2/modele-z

mdvholland - Fri 29 Apr - 14:00

HoboTim, check here As far as I can tell, this guy offers two bridges in Z. No prices quoted, but an e-mail adress is given. Matt.

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.

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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.

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New & Used Tires Here are some new and used tires to just throw around on your layout along the track side or near a gas station! junk yard! there are also a set with racks and a set of rims 24each. these are differents sets. get out that Maginfier mighty small 18"...
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50ft Gondola's Hello! Here is an interesting piece 3D printed Gondola's normal side 5ft tall 50ft long in Z scale same as the MTL gondola's. This is a 3D printed insert that will bring the side up to a 12ft high Photo's...

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Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday Cars Placed my order!!!! Looking to create my second complete set of 8, Happy Birthday Train! Now I need to find a reasonably priced GP35, Undecorated preferably. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Lt Blue, Dk Blue, Purple, Pink. One color to represent each...
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Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday Cars Hi Tim, Try Here http://www.needtrains.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=Birthday&search_in_description=1&categories_id=19&inc_subcat=1&manufacturers_id=2&pfrom=&pto=&dfrom=&dto=&x=35&y=6 .. This should work
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12 Jun 2016 22:28
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday Cars I just went thru each page of MTL Z on Need Trains' website and still no Happy Birthday cars except for the purple Caboose and all of the N scale selection. I'll keep checking back. UNLESS, they are listed as N in the heading and are actual Z...
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Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday Cars They are now on line .. Sorry for the delay, Tery
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Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday Cars Send them an eMail .. I am sure they have them off line

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