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.
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!
10,000+ Z scaled image gallery open for all to enjoy. Home Page Shout Box.
13,000+ Forums Postings. More than 200 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.
It is simple to join Z Central Station with a Free membership!
Free Community Banners
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.
Z Central Station Private Messaging
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.
Free Online Magazines
Here is a online source for free magazines from various railroad related historical societies!AC&Y Modeler Nickel Plate Road Modeler
Z Central Station has now adopted a Forum/Chat Disclaimer, effective as of July 31th, 2011.
Z Central Station Mission Statment
|NHRS||1876-07-19||Texas & Pacific reaches Fort Worth.|
|MICHRR||1884-07-19||Paris & Pere Marquette River Railroad opens 3'1" line from Upper Paris west 16 miles. Abandoned in 1889.|
|MICHRR||1891-07-19||The Flint & Pere Marquette abandones its narrow-gauge line from Zion to Yale (12 miles).|
|NHRS||1943-07-19||Opening of the first oil pipeline between Texas and Pennsylvania, allowing crude oil from the Gulf to reach the Northeast. The pipeline helps to relieve record oil traffic on railroads following German U-boat attacks on American tankers.|
|NHRS||1950-07-19||End of passenger service on the Ann Arbor.|
|NHRS||1973-07-19||Southern Pacific's new West Colton (California) classification yard is placed in service. The nearly six mile-long yard has a capacity of 7,100 freight cars.|
|MICHRR||2006-07-19||The Surface Transportation Board approves the sale of the CSX line from Mt. Morris to Midland, and a branch from Saginaw to Bay City to the Saginaw Bay Southern Railway, closely organized with the Lake State Railway. The SBS also gains rights to operate between Saginaw and Paines on the HESR. [STB]|
Z Central Station is looking to add more photos, articles, and kit instructions.
Z Central Station has 270+ documents in our library with 45+ kit instruction documents. We want to add more for future references. We would also like to add any articles from a simple kit build, train car repaint, anything to do with Z scale modeling.
For more information or if you need help uploading images and files to ZCS, click on the 'Contact Us' Page.