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Mr.JA - Sat 11 Feb - 04:25

What's a "trainboard"? Is that what you build your layout on? lol

circusbuilder - Mon 6 Feb - 21:38

Thanks Walt.

southernnscale - Fri 3 Feb - 21:19

There are still some important people that still come here like you said. There is still a lot of information you can find here! John and Stony both great also! thanks to all that still take the time!

tealplanes - Mon 30 Jan - 22:11

Thank you John or Stony. You're both great :)

tealplanes - Sun 29 Jan - 11:31

Yeah Walt,, not much ever going on on this site. Trainboard is much more active

southernnscale - Fri 27 Jan - 20:18

That's ok! tealplanes! No one ever post new things for weeks and never see any thing new. So it's nice to visit and see something new! real cool Photo's!

tealplanes - Fri 27 Jan - 12:29

Hey John or Stony......can you delete a couple of extra pictures I accidentally posted more than once?

tealplanes - Fri 27 Jan - 12:27

Sorry guys, I hit the button several times in pictures. There's only one train,......it is just passing by several times. Been a long time since I uploaded anything.........my bad.

shamoo737 - Fri 20 Jan - 22:52

I don't do fish

shamoo737 - Fri 20 Jan - 22:52

I don't do fish

rvn2001 - Wed 18 Jan - 19:54

I don't do Facebook so this site works perfectly fine for me.

dawdawes - Wed 18 Jan - 11:38

not a lover of this web site prefer, Facebook groups and AZL forum

southernnscale - Sun 8 Jan - 17:58

What happen every one stop doing Z scale? It's a shame. I still come here to see the new projects z scalers are doing! nothing is ever bad seem everything here are craftsmen working at what they like!

stonysmith - Sun 1 Jan - 17:38

Happy New Year!

soccrdad30 - Sun 25 Dec - 23:00

Merry Christmas Everyone! Have a safe and happy holidays.

stonysmith - Sun 25 Dec - 16:11

Merry Christmas everyone!

ztrack - Fri 23 Dec - 08:30

Merry Christmas! For this week, we have Pacific Fruit Express set specials! Two different sets are available! See them at http://www.azldirect.com

ztrack - Fri 16 Dec - 09:34

Week four is here! For this week, we have a buy one set of ACF 3-bay hoppers, get a second set for free! You can mix and match sets! We have quite a few options available. www.azldirect.com

ztrack - Fri 9 Dec - 08:17


ztrack - Fri 9 Dec - 08:17

Sorry I can't create a forum post for this. It is being rejected. AZL specials week three is here! For this week, we have a C&O heavy-weight passenger set.

tealplanes - Mon 5 Dec - 19:38

I have one caddy left, also still have all those good deals on Woodland Scenics.

tealplanes - Fri 2 Dec - 15:23

I just listed some Loco Caddys and woodland Scenics materials for sale.....see pictures.The side ways picture is definitely the computer's fault :D Contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ztrack - Thu 1 Dec - 08:06

Here is the link: www.ztrackcenter.com

ztrack - Thu 1 Dec - 08:06

From now until January 1st, take 10% off ALL Micro-Trains stock over at Ztrack Center! Just use the code "MTL10" in your cart and you're good to go with 10% off! This is 10% off are already discounted

Zcratch Jr - Wed 30 Nov - 14:20

2 Alps printers for sale1300 and 5000.My father (zcratchman joe) purchased these shortly before passing.800.00 pair / 500 each + shipping u.s.onlyIf interested email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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