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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
|MICHRR||1852-05-21||Michigan Central Railroad reaches Chicago and uses the Illinois Central depot, a practice which continued for almost 100 years.|
|MICHRR||1872-05-21||One employee was killed and three others badly injured, when their logging train struck a "drove" of cattle, throwing the train off the track. This occurred on the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw Railroad extension, probably between Standish and West Branch.|
|NHRS||1877-05-21||Alexander Graham Bell's new telephone is installed at the Pennsylvania Railroad shops in Altoona by Thomas Watson, Bell's mechanical expert. PRR becomes the first railroad to install its own telephone system.|
|MICHRR||1881-05-21||Thomas A. Scott, former President of the Pennsylvania Railroad passes away at age 56. He had relinquished the presidency in June, 1880.|
|NHRS||1901-05-21||Great Northern and Northern Pacific acquire control, through purchase of stock, of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. GN and NP each hold 50 percent of CB&Q stock.|
|NHRS||1906-05-21||Congress passes Hepburn Act, allowing the Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate railroad, pipeline, and terminal rates.|
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.