New Z Scale Enthusiast from Boston

Michael Levy Sep 24, 2021

  1. Michael Levy

    Michael Levy TrainBoard Member

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    Hello... Michael here. I had an extensive HO layout in the 1970s. Took up 2 ping-pong tables. Lots of fun. But, now I live in a tiny apartment and am looking for a new hobby. ... and in walks Z Scale. Yes, they are a bit hard to work with and are kind of pricey. But I can have an entire layout with 3 loops, town, mountains, ricer, people, vehicles... all in a 20x30 inch layout.... you get the idea.

    I am really having fun putting this together, but am making a lot of mistakes. Hopefully, I can bounce my questions off of y'all..... save me time and money. After all, 30 heads are better than one. Except when knitting a sweater.

    Thanks for accepting me onto the board and I look forward to reading about your experiences... especially in Z Gauge.
    ~Michael
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2021
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  2. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard! I’m working an Nn3 layout which uses Z scale track. Very tiny and tough to put locos and rolling stock on the track for sure!
     
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  3. Michael Levy

    Michael Levy TrainBoard Member

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    What is Nn3? I've not heard of that....
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Michael, Welcome. Glad to have you aboard. Please share photos, OK, microscope images as you progress with your 1:220 Z creation.
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    It's basically old time steam era N-gauge trains running on Z-gauge trackage, so its like narrow gauge trains.
     
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  6. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    E35AA638-406F-4549-9414-BC5132636464.jpeg Here’s my Nn3 locos and tank car sitting next to a couple of N scale standard gauge boxcars for comparison. You can also see the Z scale track compared to the N scale track next to it.
     
  7. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Michael!
     
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  8. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Ah, Boston... where Lodges only talk to Cabots, and Cabots only to God.... :rolleyes: Welcome to TrainBoard! :D
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     

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