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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2019, 11:04:05 AM »
There are other niche manufacturers, but the two main US brands are

Micro Trains

https://www.micro-trains.com/z-scale

and AZL

https://www.americanzline.com/

Both have plenty to choose from. If money was no object I could be very tempted

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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2019, 12:31:51 PM »
Contact Graham Jones Z Club  GB  sorry I  don’t have an address but he allso runs Northampton Models He makes a lot of British outline models in Resin that fit on to German chassis including an H S T ,several diesel locos and steam locos and coaches and wagons as well .
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« Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 12:33:42 PM by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2019, 04:13:58 PM »
Wonder if he does Z Cars .................................cue much :whistle: ;)

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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2019, 10:02:10 PM »
Sadly, I'm old enough to remember Z Cars  :(
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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2019, 10:07:58 PM »
I'm saying nowt.

(It was good though - James Ellis, Frank Windsor, Brian Blessed and all the others  :thumbsup:))
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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2019, 10:45:34 PM »
Sadly, I'm old enough to remember Z Cars  :(

I remember my Dad telling me about it :P

Meanwhile, one of the best Z gauge layouts I've seen is US ............


Then of course there is this.......


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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2019, 12:46:29 PM »
That sounded like Graham Jones talking in the background ,what layout was the British outline one .
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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2019, 01:26:36 PM »
It's in the title, Bob. "Standen Watchett"
With the lumpy baseboards it's a wonder the trains stayed on the track!
It also appears slow running is to be avoided :hmmm:

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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2019, 06:28:52 PM »
Graham left me in charge of his  snow scene  layout at a show once and I just couldn’t get the trains to run at the right speed ,and the number of times they derailed was unbelievable some of his tracklaying leaves a lot to be desired ,But he is quite a good modeller ,I remember we stayed at his house and he was actually building one layout the night before a  show it was a Z Gauge American layout .
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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2019, 06:36:58 PM »
With the lumpy baseboards it's a wonder the trains stayed on the track!

It also appears slow running is to be avoided

Yeah, sadly I thought the same when I watched the video. Could have taken a bit more care with the track laying side of things, as the scenics and the stock look very well done.

Z gauge is perfectly capable of decent slow running, especially the later 5 pole motor mechanisms.
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Re: Z Gauge
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2019, 10:18:54 AM »
There is a Z gauge meeting at Abingdon this weekend (Sunday 13 Oct)


http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/19285-Oxrail2019IncorporatingZedex

OPENING TIMES:  SUN 10.30am - 4pm
ADMISSION:  Adults £6.00       
Oxford & District Model Railway Club are in our 54th year and proud to present OXRAIL 2019 incorporating ZEDEX the convention for Z scale modellers. Admission is STILL only £6 accompanied children are free as are programs while stocks last. We have 37 high quality layouts attending ranging in gauges from Z to O with 8 Railway related traders , demonstrations and several societies. SEE LISt BELOW.
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