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  • Welcome to Z Central Station. A model railroad site dedicated to 1:220 scale model trains.
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Welcome

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.

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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!

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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.

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Z Central Station has now adopted a Privacy Policy, effective as of July 30th, 2011.

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Looking to expand your market? Create a larger web presence? Increase traffic to your website? For $40.00 you can have an active banner until the end of 2014 on Z Central Station. Sponsor banners are 280 pixels by 100 pixels and are displayed on every Z Central Station page.For more information use the 'Contact us' form.

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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.

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Latest Product Posts

soccrdad30's Avatar
Posted by soccrdad30
Yesterday 11:07
Markenburg Lasercut Transformer kiosk Thank you for posting Matt. I say let's encourage them! I was looking over their other buildings and they do have a nice selection to convert into Z. John
Guba's Avatar
Posted by Guba
24 Nov 2014 11:05
Thrall 52 foot Gondola I was looking at the StonySmith web site and I couldn't find the oil pump jack's that were shown last spring on the forum. Are they still available?
mdvholland's Avatar
Posted by mdvholland
23 Nov 2014 15:46
Markenburg Lasercut Transformer kiosk Hi guys, a Dutch small scale producer recently entered the Z market with a small kit of a typical northwest European electricity transformer building. I bought it, built it, and enjoyed it. Great bricks-to-scale! Some 13 euros plus postage. Mark, the guy...
ztrack's Avatar
Posted by ztrack
21 Nov 2014 08:05
AZL Black Friday Specials Coming! Starting next Friday, 11/28, AZL will be offering their first Black Friday specials! Then every Friday through December, a new special offer will be announced! These specials will only be offered for one week and available exclusively on the AZL Direct...
stonysmith's Avatar
Posted by stonysmith
20 Nov 2014 23:35
Thrall 52 foot Gondola Based upon discussions in Chat on Wednesday night: Available here: http://shpws.me/z3Ty Image Link
ztrack's Avatar
Posted by ztrack
18 Nov 2014 08:32
AZL November New Releases Part 2 AMERICAN Z LINE November 2014 New Release – Part 2 Let’s cut to the chase… it’s cold outside… Here is part 2 for November! Milwaukee Road EMD GP9s: Image Link This is a very special release with two distinct versions if...

Latest Forum Posts

southernnscale's Avatar
Posted by southernnscale
Yesterday 18:46
Showcase Miniatures Z scale Showcase Miniatures Introducing tri-axle truck KW logging truck heavy logging 4948341_orig1.jpg
southernnscale's Avatar
Posted by southernnscale
Yesterday 18:25
Shapeways new project the pleasure boat and trailer are in process at shapeways to see if it prints ok as soon as I receive model it will be up for sale. I guess I should wait till they pass before showing them.
southernnscale's Avatar
Posted by southernnscale
Yesterday 18:18
Shapeways new project another item cable reels for flat car loads or use for mooring line reels for aboard ship storage. http://shpws.me/wlqh IMG_2010.jpg
Fred's Avatar
Posted by Fred
Yesterday 13:14
Shapeways new project Handsome looking units- I particularly like the heavy duty trailer-- Just wondering would it be "big" enough to be a tank transporter?? My low boys "bow" to discharge vehicles-- Walt's has ramps on stern to assist unloading..Walt keeps surprizing us with all...
southernnscale's Avatar
Posted by southernnscale
26 Nov 2014 23:13
Just for Fun Here is a nice place to visit if you like trains! It right out side Cincinnati, Ohio in Westchester it's called Enter-Train-Ment-Junction here is the link to there site http://www.entertrainmentjunction.com/
Guba's Avatar
Posted by Guba
26 Nov 2014 17:17
Shapeways new project The website says it's not for sale. ??
southernnscale's Avatar
Posted by southernnscale
26 Nov 2014 15:02
Shapeways new project Just received the forestry tower and Safety lader. now up for sale! http://shpws.me/xmnI IMG_1997.jpg IMG_1991.jpg

Buy/Sell/Trade Posts

danny_goodman's Avatar
Posted by danny_goodman
Today 02:59
A Couple Freudenreich Pieces Getting close to the end of my Z collection reduction, but still some goodies. This week I have a couple FR items from the early 2000s on the block. FR Swiss 3-Car Freight...
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Posted by rayzz
23 Nov 2014 21:12
Assorted Z For Sale! Hi, I'd like to purchase the 2 weathered cars. Please contact me offline at stingrayone AT comcast DOT net. Thanks, Rainer W.
Alaska Railroader's Avatar
Posted by Alaska Railroader
23 Nov 2014 20:57
Assorted Z For Sale! The item from Full Throttle has SOLD. Thanks!
Alaska Railroader's Avatar
Posted by Alaska Railroader
23 Nov 2014 20:43
Assorted Z For Sale! 20141123_170845.jpg 20141123_171043.jpg First come first served: Z Scale Marklin Mini-Club Locomotive CB&Q 2-8-2 Mikado Burlington Route $75.00 Free Shipping to the US Dusty, Marklin couplers, pretty sure it works because it did when I ran it last...
Mr.JA's Avatar
Posted by Mr.JA
18 Oct 2014 22:48
New sale! Please follow the link to the photo album. Multiple photos of every item (does not mean I have multiples of that item). I can provide details and pricing on the items you are interested in. Z FOR SALE Videos of the locos on test runs... follow the...

Latest Contest Posts

southernnscale's Avatar
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

Rollingstock Club

Fred's Avatar
Posted by Fred
09 Nov 2014 17:47
Rolling Stock of the Month Club Entries These rigs are metal and I think they are from MZZ.
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