Mailing Lists & Discussion Groups
Get in touch with other Z-heads by joining an email list or perusing discussion group postings.
Get the scoop on new models, find out about events, read interesting articles, etc.
- Ztrack Magazine - articles and news; USA (highly recommended)
- Insider Magazine - subscription part of Marklin club membership, covers Z, HO, and I scales. First year of membership includes full Marklin catalog.
- Z-Spoor Magazine - full color, Netherlands (all text in Dutch)
- Z Club 92 - magazine, club, club cars, and some products; UK
There's a lot of great information out there - it just takes time to wade through it all.
Here are a few sites I think are worth a visit:
- American-Z - Devoted to American prototypes in Z (not affiliated with American Z Lines)
- American Coast Railroad - an elaborate layout, part of a multi-scale club
- Animators & Railroads - layout pictures and a scratch built steam loco!
- Armadillo's Z-Scale Pages - pictures, articles, and news
- DCC goes Z - getting a digital decoder into a Marklin 8800!
- Die Rhätische Bahn in Zm - what appears to be some custom narrow-gauge Z-scale rolling stock - amazing
- Guide to Z-Scale - history of the beginnings of Z and tutorials on basic concepts
- Har du Z maken? - a Z page in Norwegian; lots of pictures of custom rolling stock
- Homepage of Thomas Habrik, Switzerland
- Zscale.de - a comprehensive photo gallery of nearly every Marklin Z product ever made (courtesy of LokShop).
- MJ fotogalleri - pictures of a beautiful mountain layout & a stunning trestle
- Photo Archive - another online listing of every Z-scale car, locomotive, and set Marklin has released (in German only)
- S. Berliner, III's Z-Scale Model Railroad Page - a huge archive of articles, photos, news, and reviews
- Scratchbuilt Z scale Trains - Some absolutely beautiful modern American prototypes
- Val Ease Central Railroad - Jeffrey MacHan's award-winning 3-suitcase Z layout (winner, Best of Show 2001 NMRA National Train Show)
- Z:220 - online Z magazine with articles, reviews, and news - great stuff on digital and modelling in brass!
- Z-World - Good index of pictures, tips, and reviews of non-Marklin items
- Zman's bunker - Lots of great product reviews of hard-to-find items
- Ztrains.com - Exploring the fundamentals of Z-scale model railroading
And here are some good links, albeit not specific to Z-scale.
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