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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 10:26:00 AM »

Mick: Is that Z gauge? They sure like their snakey breaky  curves!
Yup, and yup :D

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 10:39:46 AM »
I quite like Z Gauge, despite it's cost and plethora of  cheesy
items  released by Marklin, such as  Merry Xmas  wagons etc.


Always fancied on of these Z layouts in an attache case,
would go well with my Rolex Submariner and Leica M4. ;D

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 10:46:10 AM »
I quite like Z Gauge, despite it's cost and plethora of  cheesy
items  released by Marklin, such as  Merry Xmas  wagons etc.


Always fancied on of these Z layouts in an attache case,
would go well with my Rolex Submariner and Leica M4. ;D

Wouldn't it be great if James Bond got to his hotel room, opened his briefcase from Q to find it was a Z gauge layout, and the one with the gadgets was still in Q's workshop.

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 10:47:14 AM »
I think you're having a go, and just to add to that, I'm always amazed that there is so much American stuff available in Z.

Looking at Model Railroader magazine, it's not like they're short of space!

But let's not lose the point of this thread....

Using Z to add a narrow gauge feeder to an N gauge layout.

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2019, 11:09:37 AM »
I'd love to do the Lynton and Barnstable in NnZ or whatever it would be called.

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2019, 11:43:06 AM »
Yes, a great idea.

Peco have started producing L & B stock in 009, though.

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2019, 11:50:41 AM »
Yes, a great idea.

Peco have started producing L & B stock in 009, though.

Their pricing is somewhat eye watering though! :goggleeyes:

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2019, 11:56:22 AM »
Indeed it is, but I think Peco see a specialist niche market and charge accordingly.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2019, 11:13:53 AM »
Well I've done it now. I've been on the lookout for a Peco NG-651 tram loco body kit for a while. Instead I found one on Ebay complete with a chassis and got it for 35, which seems fairly good with a running chassis. That of course means that I now have a spare chassis, so I'll have to look out for another NG-651 or possibly an NG-652. I hope I wasn't bidding against anyone on here!

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2019, 12:27:53 PM »
I quite like Z Gauge, despite it's cost and plethora of  cheesy
items  released by Marklin, such as  Merry Xmas  wagons etc.


Always fancied on of these Z layouts in an attache case,
would go well with my Rolex Submariner and Leica M4. ;D

Wouldn't it be great if James Bond got to his hotel room, opened his briefcase from Q to find it was a Z gauge layout, and the one with the gadgets was still in Q's workshop.

 
:D

And  the mains adapter was the wrong  voltage !  :D


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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2019, 11:38:32 PM »
He could run it from a 007 volt battery!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Alan

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2019, 11:44:09 PM »
Nice one!

Well I've done it now. I've been on the lookout for a Peco NG-651 tram loco body kit for a while. Instead I found one on Ebay complete with a chassis and got it for 35, which seems fairly good with a running chassis. That of course means that I now have a spare chassis, so I'll have to look out for another NG-651 or possibly an NG-652. I hope I wasn't bidding against anyone on here!

I can't believe you found one, class and body. I've been watching FleaBay for ages and didn't spot it. Post a pic in this thread when you get it.

If it's reasonable, then that's a decent price.

I haven't really thought about wagons yet, not really sure how I'm going to incorporate a narrow gauge either.
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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2019, 12:07:21 AM »
Plenty of suitable locos come up on Ebay and a number of non-Ebay suppliers claim to have the body kits in stock at around 18.

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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2019, 11:41:32 PM »
The tram loco has arrived. It looks like only a little work to tidy up before painting and it runs fine (after oiling).

Front view:


Side view:


Chassis view:


Z-gauge, N6.5 and N-gauge comparison:


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Re: Z gauge question.
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2019, 11:59:47 PM »
How good is that! Seems to have been put together pretty well.

Can't wait to see it all done up!   :thumbsup:

The comparison photo is good.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 01:57:26 AM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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