Looks like in the growing field of Z-scale locomotives, there is still room for more. So here comes the announcement. A new (old?) manufacturer of Z-scale brass locomotive kits, formerly called Zthek, now with a new name and lots of ambition: Products under development and near completion: -Alco RS1 shell to fit MTL GP chassis. -A conversion gearbox / 6mm motor with flywheel combination kit to give new life to old and dead Marklin 0-6-0 chassis. -A modular chassis system, using etched, easy to build phosphor bronze components, 6mm motor with flywheel, almost perfect scale 40" wheels and scale 8' wheelbase swiveling trucks. All wheels are powered with electric pick-up. -NW-2 switcher shell. -The greatly improved (scale) SW-1 switcher shell -Alco S1 switcher shell -TR slug The switcher kits will come in two versions with identical shells, but made for the different chassis options. The first version will utilize the converted Marklin chassis, the second is for the modular chassis system. It's too early to take orders, but the first releases are coming fairly shortly. I'll keep you updated.