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This Day In Railroad History
Chicago and Northwestern acquires Peninsula Railroad (Escanaba to Ishpeming).
Williamstown Railroad opens for regular service between Atco and Williamstown; connects at Atco with Camden & Atlantic and New Jersey Southern Railroads. (WdbryCnstn)
A fire destroys the Michigan Central Railroad's fuel supply and seven railroad cars in Dearborn.
Anthracite miners return to work following mediation by a panel appointed by President Roosevelt.
Atlas D Missilewell I guess we need Z scale to go into space to! 3D printed missile with transport and dolly! transport can also stand up to provide support for launch pad! T have been thinking of also doing the underground launch pad!
New collection added to Ztrack Resale!NEW COLLECTION!
A new collection has been added to Ztrack Resale. Over 100 products have been added or updated on Ztrack Resale. This collection includes lots of track, accessories, cars, locos and some rare and hard to find kits including:
July August 2016 issue of Ztrack now available!Image Link
The July/August 2016 issue of Ztrack is now available. In this issue, you will find articles on:
NTS 2016 Show Report
Bergman's Darby gondolas
Marklin F7 coupler pocket repair
Rokuhan new mini double oval
Marklin 2016 summer...
All Scale Rails Issue #10 Sept / Oct 2016Image Link
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kit design leftoversAgain for all scratch-builders, a few more leftovers on Ebay.
Last month a few people had shown interest for my kits leftovers, those are related to the kit design processes, so after digging some more items. I'm selling a few more of what I had in stock....
A personal history of Z layout buildingLeading up to Zedex this weekend I've got both Republic Steel and Cuyahoga in the workshop so it was a first chance to put them together to see what work is needed to integrate them
Republic sits back a bit so that the highlines line up but will need some...
Intro. to the Berlinerwerke-ZAt Stony Smith's (of Shapeways fame) suggestion, I finally signed on. I've been in HO since Mantua in Dec 1941 and started Z with a Märklin 8907A starter set (anyone want the box?) back on 27 Dec 1980, added early M-TL and FR, and have had a ball with Z...
Displaying Z at showsIt is not easy displaying Z at shows. The models are very small and seem insignificant and a bit lost in the general hubbub of a busy show. To make matters worse some show organisers think it is a good idea to put the Z layout next to the G scale one for...
Counting down to Zedex 2016Only a few weeks to go now to Zedex 2016 the U.Ks premier Z scale show. October the 16th at Didcot Civic Hall in Oxfordshire
layout line up should be (icluding Nm and TTe layouts)
Switzerland on the Move (Chris...
For Sale - 8axle 125ton HD Flat Car w/TransformerFor Sale
Newly Built 8 axle 125ton Heavy Duty Flat Cars with Transformer Loads.
RR Scheme - TTX (QTTX131044)
Quantity Available - Four (4)
Price Each - $45.00 + shipping
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday CarsPlaced my order!!!! Looking to create my second complete set of 8, Happy Birthday Train!
Now I need to find a reasonably priced GP35, Undecorated preferably.
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Lt Blue, Dk Blue, Purple, Pink.
One color to represent each...
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday CarsHi Tim, Try Here http://www.needtrains.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&keyword=Birthday&search_in_description=1&categories_id=19&inc_subcat=1&manufacturers_id=2&pfrom=&pto=&dfrom=&dto=&x=35&y=6 .. This should work
Looking For 2005 MTL Happy Birthday CarsI just went thru each page of MTL Z on Need Trains' website and still no Happy Birthday cars except for the purple Caboose and all of the N scale selection.
I'll keep checking back.
UNLESS, they are listed as N in the heading and are actual Z...
Rolling Stock of the Month Club EntriesStonysmith Rotary plow, MTL F7B converted to RSPU two DCC GP35s and Stonysmith caboose means The Shasta route is ready for the onset of Winter