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
|ACRR||1880-03-18||Camden & Atlantic Railroad Board reports that PRR refuses to join in buying Philadelphia & Atlantic City Railway, and Massey has increased his price from 0,000 to 0,000. (MB)|
|MICHRR||1883-03-18||According to Farmer's History of Detroit, Wabash trains begin arriving and departing from the 12th Street Union Depot, located between Woodbridge (west of Jefferson and the Detroit River). Note: According to MCRR agreements, the Wabash trackage at Delray was not altered to that allignment until July 19, 1892.|
|MICHRR||1883-03-18||The Wabash Railroad begins using the facilities of the Detroit Union Railroad Station and Depot Co. for passenger operations. The depot is located on Detroit's west side at the foot of Wabash Avenue. (This depot is not be be confused with the Fort Street Union Depot, which opened on January 21, 1893.)|
|NHRS||1908-03-18||Pennsylvania Railroad completes the East River tunnels between Manhattan and Long Island.|
|NHRS||1925-03-18||Directors of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul vote to place the road in receivership.|
|NHRS||1995-03-18||CN and VIA Rail employees walk off their jobs, joining Canadian Pacific strikers in a strike that virtually shuts down all rail traffic in Canada. The government intervenes on March 27th with legislation to end the strike.|
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.