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eit27 - Tue 29 Jul - 20:50

Thanks for taking the pictures from NTS, John. Also nice meeting you!!

soccrdad30 - Tue 29 Jul - 20:42

Good Luck Ben, you got that kit for less than half price!

Kelley - Tue 29 Jul - 02:19

Kibri church is a good score.

southernnscale - Mon 28 Jul - 18:39

Great Work Ed I like the Fall look!!!!

TheWag - Sat 26 Jul - 17:03

Woohoo! Got a Kibri Church (36818) that Walthers has listed for $50.00 for $15.00. I think I can cut it down to something southern US flavored.

Fred - Fri 25 Jul - 05:50

Yup- it works now Stony- Thanks

Fred - Fri 25 Jul - 05:49

Congratulations Ed--That is regognition of a lot of fine work

stonysmith - Thu 24 Jul - 23:57

Fred.. please try shout again

soccrdad30 - Mon 21 Jul - 21:23

Congratulations to Ed for his 2014 NTS 2nd place Module award!!!

Stonebridge Models - Thu 17 Jul - 05:23

Just added a BUNCH of FT sets on the bay (see link in post below)

soccrdad30 - Wed 9 Jul - 00:36

The Japanese animated art of Karikuri is interesting http://vimeo.com/24412432

soccrdad30 - Sat 5 Jul - 15:20

Juan, I am in chat if you have time. :)

Kelley - Tue 1 Jul - 13:37

They´re here!

southernnscale - Mon 30 Jun - 04:21

It's working Cool!

southernnscale - Mon 30 Jun - 04:21

Hey Stony!

GNFan - Sat 28 Jun - 05:04

That's a relief! Glad the site is back.

slugger - Sun 22 Jun - 14:47

The new make over for the site looks Great!!!

rvn2001 - Sat 21 Jun - 21:10

The new site looks great!!!

circusbuilder - Sat 21 Jun - 17:01

I like!!

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Latest Product Posts

garthah's Avatar
Posted by garthah
28 Jul 2014 13:37
another new product from Rokuhan the EF210 http://www.rokuhan.com/english/news/2014/07/ef210-electric-locomotive.html Rokuhan announces their new EF210 electric locomotive due for delivery in December 2014
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Posted by stonysmith
26 Jul 2014 12:20
Just because it was there. I saw a kitbash Ferris Wheel on Facebook. Intrigued/Inspired/Tempted.. I'm NOT going all carnival sideshow, but sometimes I design stuff just because it looks cool. All the parts here should move properly. The main wheel is 24 feet in diameter with seats...
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Posted by ztrack
24 Jul 2014 08:45
AZL July 2014 New Releases Part 3 AMERICAN Z LINE July 2014 New Release – Part 3 NATIONAL TRAIN SHOW UPDATE – Bay Window Cabooses Are Back! The bay window cabooses are back! New for July, we have all new Southern Pacific ‘Railroad Police’ cabooses as well as new road numbers...
garthah's Avatar
Posted by garthah
23 Jul 2014 15:47
looking for a cheap turntable? http://www.kitwoodhillmodels.com/bra...B47%7D-Nm.html while this says its for Nn3 or Nm the track gauge is 6.5 mm so also good for Z, this platform turntable requires only 1.5 volts to turn so a single AA battery will do the trick and a single toggle switch...
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Posted by garthah
23 Jul 2014 13:05
Rokuhan Buildings Kelley I think it is just the delay in getting there as they have just been released in Japan. They are not available in North America either yet. So far only in Japan at this point in time Hobby Search has them at least and they ship globally with a few...
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Posted by Kelley
23 Jul 2014 07:00
Rokuhan Buildings These are nice buildings and would look right at home in US or Europe. They don´t sell them in Europe yet, and I don´t know why :(

Latest Forum Posts

markm's Avatar
Posted by markm
Yesterday 01:38
Traffic Lights Stony, I have a little more time now than for my earlier post. If you're willing to buy about 500K signal heads, I'm sure Dialight would consider it :) I've played with the idea of Z scale traffic signals for some time and can give you some...
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Posted by stonysmith
30 Jul 2014 00:24
Traffic Lights This is a bit funny: If they can do "everything in house", I wonder if they'd be interested in talking to the Model Train market.
markm's Avatar
Posted by markm
29 Jul 2014 19:49
Traffic Lights Stony, Dialight produces 1.6mm x 0.8mm color LEDs and they're available in small quantities from Mouser. Mark
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Posted by stonysmith
29 Jul 2014 18:43
Traffic Lights The subject has come up a few times of adding Traffic Lights to the streets your layout. I was messing around with the idea.. there are many small (micro) computers that can do the job, but I also wanted the minimum number of wires possible. I came up...
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Posted by garthah
28 Jul 2014 22:22
Americanizing Rokuhan's Tanker Sometime ago I was asked if Rokuhan tanker would have auto latch couplers, would existing auto latch couplers would fit, or if the car could be converted to a North American truck and coupler. Well here is the scoop, There is currently no Rokuhan...
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Posted by southernnscale
28 Jul 2014 18:44
Shapeways new project I have a few more bug to work out in this model but the new one is on order soon will know!

Buy/Sell/Trade Posts

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Posted by Socalz44
05 Jul 2014 16:07
Marklin D&RGW Mogul and Diamond Special Set Looks like good stuff to me. Good luck. Jim
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Posted by Stonebridge Models
21 Jun 2014 20:42
Assorted Z For Sale! Most of our Z scale rolling stock is now up on ebay with huge discounts and FREE Shipping!! Lots have flown out of here already but I have added tons more. Check it out! Much of it is out of production...
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Posted by Mr.JA
27 Apr 2014 04:55
Re: Marklin D&RGW Mogul and Diamond Special Set Everything is now listed on eBay. Have a look! Z for sale
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Posted by Mr.JA
21 Apr 2014 06:56
Marklin D&RGW Mogul and Diamond Special Set Please contact me directly about these... frenchiefrogz@gmail.com The IC Diamond Special Set has been converted to Magne-Matic couplers and trucks with metal wheels. IMG_2244.JPG IMG_2330.JPG

Latest Contest Posts

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Posted by southernnscale
22 May 2014 22:01
Re: Choo Choo room complete. Contest Results so where are all the finished work with all the trainz! The post is here and just wasting space it would be nice to see some completed Photo's for those of us who never gets down there to see it in person! work shop and out side with all the yard work you did...
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Posted by thomasc600
14 Dec 2013 18:13
Re: Choo Choo room complete. Contest Results looks great kids we still don't have tree up yet just back Disney boat
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