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Re: Z Gauge - my other super expensive hobby....
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2019, 09:28:44 PM »
Hi all,

I have potentially done something very stupid. I bought a 1/230 scale Hong Kong ferry at a really good price thinking that I could bash it into a smaller (in real terms) N gauge steam boat or the like.

It's such a lovely model though that I don't want to touch it. I think it would look silly trying to be N so have been looking at Z scale Rokuhan Japanese locos, coaches and track on ebay.

Thought I might get 1 loco and a few coaches for a small SE Asian port. Haven't done it yet as I know nothing of Z scale and am scared I could be making a big mistake.

It would only be an aside to N but any advice would be appreciated.

I might have a little trip down to Sussex to see it in the flesh at Gaugemaster.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers weave  :beers:


Any chance of a picture of the boat?


Hi,

Can't do a pic of mine at the moment so hope this works. It's made by 80M Model, number 23009....

http://www.80mbusmodel.com/eshop/photos/23009.jpg

It's not perfect but better than I could do (which isn't difficult) if it was a kit.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Z Gauge - my other super expensive hobby....
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2019, 10:38:07 PM »
There's what looks suspiciously like a Gresley pacific on shed at 1.00 in :hmmm:

I have an Atlas Editions Scotsman in Z, a static model like the DelPrados and CIL models we see in N. Might be one of those just plonked on the layout. The one in the vid has similar looking front end smokebox door and front lamps
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Re: Z Gauge - my other super expensive hobby....
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2019, 10:50:03 PM »
This guy does a lot of British outline Z Gauge

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/ivanindustries?section=Z+Gauge&s=0
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Re: Z Gauge - my other super expensive hobby....
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2019, 08:34:24 AM »
 :hellosign: I was exhibiting my layout at the Weston-Super-Mare last Sunday and opposite me was Graham Jones with his Z gauge layout " FRYTON". He had an unbelievable collection of british outline locomtives all running. When we spoke, he told me most of the bodies were 3D printed and that 2 steam locos were 3D printed brass!. I handled one of those, the weight was quiet heavy. Graham has plans to 3D print a Britannia, 9F and maybe a crosti?.     
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Re: Z Gauge - my other super expensive hobby....
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2019, 10:03:53 AM »
Looks like Nick @ntpntpntp is correct in that there is no RTR Z gauge UK stuff but some good kits.
Where do the motorised chassis come from though? Are they bashed foreign ones?

Edit:- Here's an other decent looking layout although the track seems to be a bit like a washboard. You wouldn't want to be a steward in the dining car! Is that an 0-4-0 Gronk I spy at 2.37? ;D


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Re: Z Gauge - my other super expensive hobby....
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2019, 01:27:38 PM »
Where do the motorised chassis come from though? Are they bashed foreign ones?
Yeah, Marklin chassis I would think, or maybe the US or Jap chassis (I'm not familiar with those). The Marklin locos I have are pretty good. I prefer the later versions with 5 pole motors, but the old 3-pole mechs aren't bad.
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Re: Z Gauge - my other super expensive hobby....
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2019, 06:07:22 PM »
the Oxford & District MRC has a show Oxrail 2019. incorporating Zedex show , Abingdon, 13/10/19.

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