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GNFan - Sat 23 May - 12:21

9 lb. 9 oz., Stony? Max is a big un! ;-) Congratulations.

Alaska Railroader - Fri 22 May - 21:43

Way to go Stony! Ya old man! Oh wait, I think I'm older than you :O

rvn2001 - Fri 22 May - 13:46

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

stonysmith - Fri 22 May - 11:18

Max Stephen Smith (my 4th grandchild) arrived at 8:30am this morning... 9lb 9oz, 21.5" long

soccrdad30 - Sat 16 May - 21:13

Excellent job on the trucks Karin

Alaska Railroader - Thu 14 May - 16:14

I've put a couple dozen of Stony's Shapeways painted items on ebay- http://tinyurl.com/lasermodeler

rvn2001 - Mon 11 May - 12:09

Galesburg Railroad Days Train Show at Carl Sandberg College 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Galesburg, IL Saturday June, 27, 2015 from 9am until 4pm and Sunday June 28, 2015 from 10am until 3pm.

rvn2001 - Mon 11 May - 12:07

Disregard the Galesburg Railroad Days Train Show (s) listed for today. It doesn't happen until June.

Mr.JA - Wed 29 Apr - 07:53

Buyer beware! There is a seller on eBay, buybutlers, that is currently selling some Marklin items. The seller has no clue about Z-scale... no way to test the locos... does not offer returns. :O

southernnscale - Thu 9 Apr - 18:42

Well! Jim29t what was the result of the ultrasonic cleaner bath. Good or Bad?

jim29t - Wed 8 Apr - 11:52

Can I just dump an engine chassis in an ultrasonic cleaner with alcohol to remove hardened Marklin lubricant?

Mr.JA - Wed 1 Apr - 14:14

My Marklin items are now listed on feeBay... http://tinyurl.com/cpfanlt

shamoo737 - Sun 29 Mar - 15:24

Where's the CSX. xD

Mr.JA - Sun 29 Mar - 11:09

Marklin Z for sale! FREE shipping on locos and sets! http://tinyurl.com/q6yhavr

Nutter - Sun 29 Mar - 07:48

How many of the active members here are based in the United Kingdom?
Just Curious ;)

DAZed - Fri 27 Mar - 19:24

Intermountain overannounces, which "splits the votes", then nothing ever gets enough preorders to make. I have quit preordering in N...does no good.

Catt - Fri 27 Mar - 12:40

I was just on the Intermountain site.I noticed they have modern Z scale reefers listed again.With their record of non delivery anybody want to take odds that this car will be more vaporware?

tealplanes - Wed 25 Mar - 12:38

Stony, there ought to be a law against getting Z sclers all excited for nothing. If you're going to have a name that starts with Z, then you better think small and politicians never think small. :D

stonysmith - Tue 24 Mar - 19:57

I was getting all excited.. there are "Z" yardsigns going up all over my neighborhood.

Turns out it's just a politician named Zeitan running for office. :(

GNFan - Thu 12 Mar - 23:32

Loren, I think Fred is onto your "Tom Sawyer whitewashing the fence" scheme. Better try something else!

Fred - Thu 12 Mar - 18:08

Oh, YES! Igor--we get to play with his trains 24-7. :p

tealplanes - Thu 12 Mar - 08:15

Don't make me come down there guys.......I will drag you back to Oregon, inprison you in my train room and not let you come out till the modules are finished. No food, no drink, no rest.....no fun lo

GNFan - Wed 11 Mar - 21:30

Oh, the humanity! :O

soccrdad30 - Wed 11 Mar - 21:22

Instead of putting up Loren's posts? is there anything else we can do? plz? lol

GNFan - Wed 11 Mar - 21:06

That's the downside, John K.: we'll all have to put up with Loren's posts again. ;-)

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Posted by Alaska Railroader
22 May 2015 21:56
Concrete Arch Bridge is now available through RRM Rogue River Models is pleased to announce our first release. It is a concrete arched bridge, named after the town where it is located "The Myrtle Creek Concrete Bridge" Cost is $34.95 plus $3.00 shipping First Class. For more information about...
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Posted by Pete Nolan
20 May 2015 19:11
Contra Costa Ferry Coming Soon It's coming soon. Need some touch-up and a few more details such as lifeboats, capstans, bitts, ladders--well more than I thought. This is 433' long and 117' wide--about the size of an escort carrier. I have brass for only four more ships in Z. I think this...
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Posted by Pete Nolan
17 May 2015 22:07
145' Oceanographic Research Ship in Z The Capella is a 145' oceanographic research ship of the German government, homebased in Rostock on the Baltic Sea. Image Link Built in 2003, it is always impeccably maintained, with spotless emerald green decks. With gray decks it would...
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Posted by ztrack
15 May 2015 22:51
AZL May 2015 New Items Part 2 - Bethgons Are Back! AMERICAN Z LINE May 2015 New Release – Part 2 After a three year wait, we are excited to announce the Bethgon Coal Porters are back! The Bethgons will be offered in runner packs of four cars only. Each car has an unique road number. BN Bethgon Coal...
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Posted by Pete Nolan
14 May 2015 13:04
C3 Break Bulk Freighter Beavercove in N and Z Image Link The Beavercove and her three sisters were built in 1947 for the Canadian Pacific company by the British Admiralty to replace four freighters requisitioned and sunk during WWII. These were 499' in overall length and 60' in beam,...
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Posted by ztrack
07 May 2015 19:56
Ztrack March April Issue Now Available! Image Link The March/April issue of Ztrack is now available! We have a real treat in this issue. The Gulf Illinois & Rocky Mountain Railroad is an amazing layout that shows what can be done in Z scale. Also take a look at articles on the...

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Posted by garthah
21 May 2015 20:21
What happend to my Brass C44 If you sent your engine by USPS then you can contact your postal inspector also regarding this matter. regards Garth
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Posted by Bill_O
19 May 2015 20:16
What happend to my Brass C44 John - sorry to see you still don't have your engines back. Would seem there should be someone from the ZoCal group that knows or needs to know what is going on and would see that this untrustworthy person return all z scale equipment to their rightful...
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Posted by shamoo737
18 May 2015 23:43
What happend to my Brass C44 I want my C44 back! Most of us run into problems with our AZL locomotive are when they need service or upgrade that’s beyond our abilities. I wanted to add ditch lights to my custom painted brass C44-9. I saw Don Fedjur doing all kind of neat stuff with...
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Posted by Dampflok
12 May 2015 12:45
Looking for help with Märklin turntable. Sorry. Failed again. Just too busy and now I am away for a few days. Basically the control on the right hand side of the controller, the one that supplies power to the rails on the turntable, has been completely removed by a previous owner.As I bought it...
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Posted by soccrdad30
02 May 2015 09:40
No compressor needed painting Wow, I did not know such a thing existed! I thought it was something he designed or created himself. Kind of an interesting invention. John
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Posted by DAZed
01 May 2015 20:11
Tip: Remove Lettering from (Some?) AZL Frt Cars DISCLAIMER: USE THIS TIP AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! It has worked for me, but I have not tested it on a broad range of subjects to know if the results are consistent, or that it even works on any other AZL models. I will provide the best feedback possible as to...
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Posted by Dampflok
25 Apr 2015 20:31
Looking for help with Märklin turntable. Hi Z scale hobo. Sorry not to have responded earlier. It's 1.30 am here so I will get back to you with a photo or two some time later today. Best wishes, Chris.

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Posted by DAZed
04 May 2015 11:06
FS: AZL Freight Cars (or Trades) All tank cars and gons have been traded away! :silly: I still have the doublestack car as trade fodder, and possibly some other stuff that might be of interest...and in some cases even cold hard cash might be involved. So if you have anything I'm...
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Posted by DAZed
30 Apr 2015 14:41
FS: AZL Freight Cars (or Trades) Items For Sale/Trade: Photos at: plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108735916990594255526/albums/6129901685003090865 (1) American Z Line AZL-90504-n 23000 Gallon Funnel Flow Tank Car #16314 (from 4-pack) Like New Condition, in N-Scale jewel case. $25 (1)...
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Posted by Mr.JA
01 Apr 2015 14:15
New assorted Z sale! http://tinyurl.com/cpfanlt My Marklin items are now listed on feeBay.
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Posted by Mr.JA
29 Mar 2015 11:14
New assorted Z sale! http://tinyurl.com/q6yhavr My FOR SALE items have been updated. FREE world-wide shipping on Marklin locos and loco set.
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Posted by DAZed
26 Mar 2015 14:01
FS: AZL Freight Cars (or Trades) Stack car and gons still available! Going to expand the web and post these elsewhere this evening if you don't act fast. B)

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Posted by Nutter
25 Mar 2015 13:22
Rolling Stock of the Month Club Entries Std Marklin Z swiss loco with my Zm loco so you can see the size difference. Image Link

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