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Manufacturers of Z-scale Products

These manufacturers are known to specifically produce Z-scale products, or products that can be used with Z-scale. Contact the specific manufacturer, or see Where to Buy for information on obtaining these products. Feel free to write me if you have any additions or corrections to this page.

Company Contact Info Description Notes


Trackside details, tunnel portals, horse-drawn carts Made in Germany

available through Ztrack Center


Kurt Lück
Gutenbergstraße 5A
D-88677 Markdorf, GERMANY

modern American tank cars Made in Germany
Alan Curtis Models


5-unit spine car kit Apparently defunct; spine cars now sold by E & D Models
American Z Lines

c/o ZTrack Magazine Ltd.
6142 Northcliff Blvd
Dublin, OH, 43016, USA

Brass & injection-molded American locomotives, rolling stock, trucks, & couplers Made in Korea & China

Formerly Rogue Lines / Rogue Locomotive Works

My review

Parts & couplers available through Ztrack Center

AMI Instant Roadbed


synthetic rubber roadbed  

laser-cut wood structures Made in Canada

includes Dorothy's farmhouse from the Wizard of Oz

Arrowhead Scale Models

P.O.Box 53, Randsburg, CA 93554

cast buildings and vehicles Made in USA

Now marketed as Randy Brown



cast ships and buildings  


track cleaning car Made in USA
Bahls Modelleisenbahnen

Michael Bahls Modelleisenbahnen
Wiesenstraße 2
32825 Blomberg, Germany

locomotives and accessories old site

My review

BAZ Models   laser-etched wood structure kits Made in USA

available through Ztrack Center

Bernd Bauer   lighted RR crossing signs, signals Made in Germany

available through Ztrack Center

BL Products

P.O.Box 1311
Jacksonville, OR 97530, USA

telephone poles, car loads  
Blair Line

P.O.Box 1136
Carthage, MO 64836, USA

laser-cut structures and billboards unique shotgun house


etched metal trackside accessories  

73625 Remshalden, Germany
P.O. box 1274, Uferstraße 26-28
+49 (0) 7151-979350, fax +49 (0) 7151-74662

street lamps (old and modern), signals, clocks  


signals, lights, trees  
Chicago Railcar


plastic rolling stock now defunct

electronic accessoires, movie train Made in Japan

powered BR98 Glas Kasten not yet released

D. Beier Modellbahntechnik


trackside details, signals, outdoor furniture, props appears to be defunct
Dave's Scratch Built Bridges

David Stockwell
15750 Arroyo Drive #178
Moorpark, CA 93021

elaborate wooden truss bridges Made in USA



2443 Transmitter Rd
Panama City, FL, 32404-3157
850-872-9890, fax 850 872 9557

DCC decoders line includes drop-in decoders for MTL GP35/GP9

vehicles Made in USA
Downtown Deco


3-story brownstone (their only z-scale product) is now being made by Nansen Street Models


freight loads  
E & D Models, LLC

4010 Brighton Lane, Canton, MI 48188
(734) 446-6824, fax (734) 446-6878

hoppers, 5-unit spine car, 89ft flat cars spine cars formerly produced by Alan Curtis Models
Eichhorn Modellbau

Werner Eichhorn
Siemensstrasse 6
D - 82110 Germering
0049 (0) 89 / 84 67 54

loads, accessories  


British Rail Class #47 "lady diana" locomotive now defunct
eXact Modellbau

Ronald Schulz
Am Fuchsberg 56
18209 Bad Doberan (M/V), Germany

custom European locomotives Made in Germany


structures Z220 review
Fast Tracks

Quadica Developments Inc.
47 6th Concession Rd.
Brantford, Ontario N3T 5L7, Canada
888-252-3895, 519-449-2399 fax,

NMRA-compliant hand-laid track assembly fixtures (including turnouts) Made in USA
Father Nature

P.O.Box 161
Hershey, PA 17033, USA

34' wooden reefers, car loads, trackside details available from Micron Art
Fox Valley Models

P.O.Box 1970, Des Plaines, IL 60018

metal wheelsets, laser-cut wood structures & details, tinted windows  
Freudenreich Feinwerktechnik (FR)

Schwarzer Weg 1 b
Sanitz/Meckl, Germany
+49-38209-49160 (fax +49-38209-49161)

brass locomotives & rolling stock, signals, kits Made in Germany

My review

Action-Z review
Z220 review 1
Z220 review 2

Full Throttle

128 Burma Island Rd.
Lessburg, FL 34788

spectacular cylindrical hopper, 2-bay hoppers, custom PennZee & FR hopper releases, trucks & couplers Made in USA

Uncle Will's eBay Store

GCLaser Innovations

PO Box 621
Genoa City, WI 53128
815-354-6627 (fax 262-279-6627)

laser-cut wood structures, details  

Peter-Pfenninger-Str. 35d/14
A-5020 Salzburg

Transfer Caboose  
Halwa Feinmodellbau

Postfach 710147
70607 Stuttfart, Germany

turnouts, trackside structures Z220 review 2
Hannes Fischer


vehicles bought out by Noch in the 1980s
Hay Bros Garage

Gilbert, Arizona, USA

cast loads for pennzee, Marklin, and Micro-Trains gondolas and hoppers Made in USA

available direct, and from Zscale Monster Trains

Heaven Prize Hall


Japanese locomotives a new D51 Mikado available for pre-order from Hobby Search
Heckl Kleinserien

Weserstr. 15
44807 Bochum, Germany
+49-234-503096 (fax +49-234-504096)

locomotives and rolling stock Made in Germany

Action-Z review


Steinschrotweg 7
96450 Coburg, Germany
+09563/5036-0 (fax +09563/307124)

brass trackside structures, freight loads recent catalog at LokShop
HEM (Historische Eisenbahn Modelle)


retooled Marklin rolling stock  
Hightech Modellbahnen


constant lighting drop-in replacements for Marklin locomotives and rolling stock Made in Germany

available through Ztrack Center



American-style bumping posts  


foam roadbed (alternative to cork) They make Z-scale roadbed, but it's not on their website
Gerard Huet

powered North American switcher locomotives  
Hugwa & wiygN


etched brass scenery & accessories  


Close couplers, track cleaning accessories The Marklin 86501 uses Jorger cleaning pads
In Service Miniatures

P.O.Box 510
Lakewood, CA 90714-0510, USA

vehicles Now defunct (more info)
Ingrid Lindig


Itty Bitty Lines

5452 Cascade Dr., West Bend, WI 53095

cork roadbed  
JTT Microscale

8251 Westminster Blvd. Ste. 100
Westminster CA 92683


Postfach 1540
71005 Böblingen, Germany
+07-031-25078 (fax +07-031-226789)

structures Z220 review 1
Z220 review 2
KingMill Enterprises

PO Box 63
Charlottesville, Va. 22902

laser-cut wood structures Made in USA
KPF Zeller   roller bench test stands Made in Germany

available through Ztrack Center


Finkenstrasse 10
35232 Dautphetal, Germany
+49-6466-80104 (fax +49-6466-80104)

locomotives, rolling stock, structures Made in Germany

Old Catalog
Newer Catalog
Action-Z review


Postfach 2364
D- 41554 Büttgen, Germany
+49-2131-516310 (fax +49-2131-958303)

container cab cars  
Kurts Bahngesellschaft


moden tank cars, hoppers  
Kuswa Modellbau

In der Gartenstr. 12, 34513 Waldeck
(05623) 97 37 37, fax (05623) 97 37 36

etched signs, railroad labels, accessories Made in Germany


custom bridges Made in USA

Weissmoorwg 7, 26188 Edewecht, Germany

hand-painted vehicles (originally made by MZZ and Saller)  


powered brass streetcars Made in Germany

available at Aspen Model

Live Miniaturen


vehicles available at Z und Meer
Luetke Modellbahn

Zugspitzstrasse 8
82140 Olching, Germany
+49-8142-18384 (fax +49-8142-40727)

commercial buildings, trackside structures, bridges, and furniture (!) Made in Germany

available through Ztrack Center


3772 Watercrest Dr.
Longwood, FL 32779

made-to-order, customizable structures & vehicles, manufactured by 3D printer Made in USA

apparently defunct

Mark 4 Design


high cube waffle side boxcar kit Made in New Zealand
Märklin, Inc.


everything! Made in Germany and China

German website has more information & photos

For a comprehensive photo catalog, see




Industriestr.18, 47803 Krefeld, Germany
02151-363430 (fax 02151-761247)

85ft Passenger Cars, smooth side, ACF & Pullman available through Ztrack Center
MCZ Models   containers containers compat. w/ Marklin & Freudenreich cars
Mekelburg   structures, vehicles  
Merten   figures (people, animals, etc.) Made in Germany
Micro Structures

Miller Engineering LLC
PO Box 282
New Canaan, CT 06840-0282, USA
203-595-0619 (fax 203-322-6116)

brass structures (incl. Victorian houses), lighting kits Made in USA


US distributor for Faulhaber coreless motors Made in Switzerland

The 8mm and 10mm motors are used by Freudenreich, Railex, and others

Micron Art

8400 Washita Drive
Austin, TX 78749-3908, USA
512-292-7065 (fax 512-291-0704)

brass structures, 'Model T' automobiles Made in USA

351 Rogue River Parkway
P.O. Box 1200
Talent, OR 97540-1200, USA
541-535-1755 (fax 541-5355-1932)

locomotives, rolling stock, Magne-Matic couplers, track, structures Made in USA

Unofficial MT Release Report

Mikkelsen International


custom paint jobs and shells for Marklin locomotives and rolling stock  


N-scale locomotive wheel cleaner subsidiary of Marklin
Mo-Miniatur Online


Tractors and work vehicles  
Monroe Models

P.O. Box 1120, Cokato, MN 55321

bridges, structures, custom models Made in USA
Mountaineer Precision Products

6166 Ridgewood Court
Florence, KY 41042, USA

laser-cut wood structures Made in USA

Hohenstoffelstr. 19
CH-8207 Schaffhausen, Switzerland

vehicles partial catalog
Nansen Street Models

P.O. Box 98
Carlisle, PA 17013, USA

Nelson Gray

900 E Brighton Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13205

first z-scale North American rolling stock and locomotives bought out by Micro-Trains in the early 1980s
Nigel Lawton

6V, 6mm replacement motors and adapters for Marklin locomotive refits instructions and videos

Alternatives to 5-pole motors


20024 NE Bridlewood Road
Battle Ground, WA 98604 USA

LED lighting products and photo-etched details  


scenery, vehicles, pre-formed layouts Z220 review
The Other Lionel


handmade, one-of-a-kind structures and dioramas Made in USA

Often for sale on eBay

Otto's Fibelverlag


powered railcars  
Paper Creek Model Works

P.O. Box 6863
Frazier Park, CA 93222-6863 USA

lazer-cut paper structures  
Passmann Modellbahnzubehör

Oliver Paßmann, Am Rotbusch33
D-59872 Meschede-Freienohl, Germany
+49 (0) 2903 97 25 01,

lighting for passenger cars, DCC accessories  
Paw of a Bear

Michael Duggan
1180 Fox Ridge Drive, Earlysville, VA 22936

laser-cut wood structures press release

Peco, Beer, Nr. Seaton
Devon EX12 3NA, England
+44 (0)1297 20580 (fax +44 (0)1297 20229)

flex track, foam roadbed no mention of Z on their website; check catalogue

1333 Crums Mill Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112, USA

American rolling stock, Loewy K4 locomotives, heavyweight passenger cars, cardstock structures Made in USA

My review

Production taken over by William Dean Wright (Uncle Will's Full Throttle)

Petau Modellbau


street signs, etched track and turnouts  
Portland Railcar


brass rolling stock now defunct



Crown Model

Japanese locomotives, train sets, & accessories G.A. Hamilton's review

Tokyo Marui

Japanese locomotives, train sets, & pre-made modules available through Ztrack Center

G.A. Hamilton's review

Railex Modellbahnen

Danneckerstr. 7
D-70182 Stuttgart, Germany
fax: ++49-711-2 23 82 82

locomotives and rolling stock - rare! Made in Germany

My review

Action-Z review

Randy Brown Models

P.O.Box 53, Randsburg, CA 93554

cast buildings and vehicles Made in USA

Previously marketed as Arrowhead Scale Models



Japanese locomotives, train sets, & accessories formerly Akia, Plus Up

G.A. Hamilton's review

Republic Locomotive Works


1926 Mack logging truck, concrete turntable mostly makes NN3 stuff
Robert Ray


laser-cut wood kits: 24' NP and 30' NYC cabooses, centerbeam cars, buildings Made in USA

available at Feather River Trains and Zscale Monster Trains

Rodney's Railroad Tools

2615 Morocco Road
Ida, MI 48140

Track-laying tools and jigs Made in USA
Rogue Locomotive Works

See American Z Lines, above.

  Made in USA

My article

Z220 review

Rolfs Laedchen / Rolf's Brass


trackside details, structures, biycles, yard & park accessories Made in Germany

available through Ztrack Center


5145 Gaffin Rd. SE., Salem,OR 97301

laser-cut wood structures, accessories Made in USA


tractors, construction equipment  
Scale Train

Alain Pelletier
15 21E Avenue
Edmundston NB E3V 2B8, Canada
fax 506-739-0757

trackside details  
Schiffer Design

Weyerstraße 4
D-50170 Kerpen
(02273) 95 92-0 / fax (02273) 95 92 32

trackside details  
Schmidt Modelleisenbahn

Klagesweg 6
31787 Hameln, Germany
+49-5151-98760 (fax +49-5151-67541)

locomotives, ghost wagons, rolling stock, accessories Made in Germany

Production ceased; contact Michael Bahls

Action-Z review



Shawnee Railroad Co.


custom-painted MTL boxcars  
Shire Scenes


scenery accessories pictures at Scale Link
Small Scale Logistics

6990 Vance Road
Kernersville, NC 27284

Smokey Mountain Miniatures


freight car loads  
SMZ Sondermodelle Z

custom paint jobs and shells for Marklin locomotives and rolling stock  
Stammtisch Untereschbach


Stevens International


street lights  


laser-cut wood structures, accessories  
Swiss Z Lines

c/o ZTrack Magazine Ltd.
6142 Northcliff Blvd
Dublin, OH, 43016, USA

Swiss locomotives and rolling stock Made in Korea & China

Swiss leg of American Z Lines

System Jörger


details & accessories Designer of the Marklin 86501 track cleaning car
Tammy Oram

hand-made structures Made in USA

available from tincoco1 (eBay)


100 Lily Court
Allen TX 75002

WheelWipers for MTL locomotives, model railroad tables Details in Improving Locomotive Power Pickup


Japanese passenger trains G.A. Hamilton's review

Tueckinger Hoehe 28
58135 Hagen, Germany

locomotives and rolling stock Action-Z review

GDS Building, Lancaster Road
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3NF, England
01743 465676

historic cast structures  
Train Control Systems (TCS)


DCC decoders Made in USA

line includes two different drop-in decoders for MTL GP35/GP9



Photo-etched brass structures, bridges, accessories Made in USA
Uncle Will's Full Throttle


See "Full Throttle"


drop-in DCC decoders for Marklin Z  
Victoria Car Foundry


TTX flat cars  


detailed signals and lights Made in Germany


plastic structures Z220 review

Kannenhoferweg 68a
41066 Mönchengladbach, Germany

locomotives and rolling stock Made in Germany

Action-Z review

William Dean Wright (WDW)


See "Full Throttle"
Woodland Scenics


Wright Turnouts

Peter Wright
Boston, England

hand-laid, live frog, Marklin-compatible turnouts Made in England

See my turnout article


Dr. Andreas Scheibe
Zschopauer Str. 198 i, 09126 Chemnitz
tel/fax +49-371-561 33 77

tiny powered locomotives (incl. the first powered Köf II!) available through Ztrack Center
Z Train Things


tunnel portals, piers, abutments  
Zclub (GB)


The Zelatory

9116 N Oswego Ave., Portland, OR 97203

bolt-in center sills for Marklin rolling stock, allowing easy conversion to Micro-Trains trucks see Coping with Couplers

trees (excellent), landscaping scenes, switching locomotives, vehicles, display cases, electronic accessories Made in USA

available through Ztrack Center, Micron Art and occasionally on eBay

ZThek store closed "temporarily" as of June 2009

Ztrack Intermodal

c/o ZTrack Magazine Ltd.
6142 Northcliff Blvd
Dublin, OH, 43016, USA

brass shipping containers, TTX container cars available through Ztrack Center

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