23 Jan 2017:
[Page created 27 Oct 2015
original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
S. Berliner, III
Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
"changing materials with high-intensity sound"
[consultation is on a fee basis]
Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
Popularizer of Science and Technology
Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
Light-weight Linguist, Lay Minister, and Putative Philosopher
- The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet
effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything. Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand. See my
sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.
S. Berliner, III's
Sub-Z-Scale Model Railroad
Continuation Page 3
Datsun/Nissan Z cars
If somehow you got here in error while looking for Datsun/Nissan Z cars, go away!
No, really, you are welcome, but you need to look elsewhere;
you might start at the Z Car Home Page.
On the Z-Scale Continuation Page 5
(a page for the Third Millennium):
Even More Z (all the latest!)
Microscopic Z Accessories.
Z-Scale Continuation Page 6
(a page of the Third Millennium):
V 32 001 Diesel Pneumatic in Z.
Yet More Z (all the latest!)
BEDT #14 in Z.
8800 vs. 8805.
Freudenreich Z-Scale page:
(concentrating my Freudenreich-Feinwerktechnik material in a single reference source)
Freudenreich's Z Boxcab Diesels,
Freight Cars, and other Z products.
You may also wish to see how I take the detailed photographs on the these pages; see my model RR page 4.
Z-Scale model railroading, at an incredible 220 times smaller than life size, or slightly under half the size of the familiar HO scale, with rails only 6.5mm (~¼") apart, was started in 1972 by Gebrüder Märklin (Maerklin Brothers - der site ist auf Deutsch) in Göppingen, Germany, as "mini-Club". It is now handled in the U. S. by Märklin, Inc., in New Berlin, Wisconsin, and their site has a Z page. The renowned N-Scale manufacturer, Micro-Trains Line Co., in Talent, Oregon [itself a brotherly spinoff from equally-renowned Kadee Quality Products Co., the coupler manufacturer in Medford, Oregon], now has a large line of Z-scale locomotives, cars, and accessories. (30 Jan 2011)
BUT - there are smaller sizes and scales! Wherefore this continuation page and its predecessors.
IDL ~1:1000 Teeny Trains Update - Connectable Track - continuing from the introduction to ~1:1000 Teeny Trains on the previous page, Ed Lopatinsky and IDL have released Connectable Track (27 Oct 2015)
What was previously being developed as "Modular Track" has been drastically improved and can be seen in operation as "Connectable Track" in a Marcus Recommends video.
Here are the basic sets - CT-100, CT-200, and CT-300:
Now, we're really getting somewhere!
IDL ~1:1000 Teeny Trains Update - More Connectable Track - Ed Lopatinsky and IDL have released even MORE Connectable Track (23 Jan 2017) Billed as Connectable Track CT-400 (Omega), the CT-400 set contains one LT linear track section; one 90 PWC 90° right-hand curved power section, one 90 RC 90° right-hand curved section, three 180 RC 180° right-hand curved sections, one 90 LC 90° left-hand curved section, plus the locomotive and three cars, a controller with wireless remote control, a power supply, and mechanical and electrical hardware:
More to follow - stay tuned!
See the SCALE and GAUGE and the SCALE CONVERSION TABLE: on the main Z-scale page.
You might also like to look at José Lopez, Jr.'s The Scale Card, for a most extensive discussion of scales. I have a write-up and photo of his Z-scale Scale Card and Scale Rule on my Z-Scale page 2.
Long Island Sunrise - Trail Chapter
(National Railway Historical Society)
Sunrise Trail Division
(National Model Railroad Association)
The Newsletter for Z Scale Model Railroading
Long Island Live Steamers
Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal Railroad
Degnon Terminal Railroad
Marion River Carry Railroad
A sampling of some of the finer (and tinier) Z accessories can be found at Microscopic Z Accessories on Z Scale Continuation Page 2; Miller Engineering material formerly here has been moved there.
Z-Scale continues on the Z-SCALE CONTINUATION Page 1.
For the story of the Berlinerwerke-Z (my layout), see the Berlinerwerke-Z Saga page, et. seq.
For tall tales of the BW and its equipment and such, visit the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha page.
Should you run across a Z-Auction (I found it on the HotBot search engine), it has nothing to do with Z-Scale; it is an electronics, computer, and Beanie Baby (really!) auction!
Oh, Hell! Wouldn't you know! Amazon.com now has some feature called zShops, whatever they might be (I can't find any explanation on their site).
Best regardZ, S.B.,III
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Contact S. Berliner, III
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To tour the Z-scale pages in sequence, the arrows take you from the first Z-scale page to the Z-Scale index, then to this page, continuation pages 1 and up, the Z articles page, the 6 BW-Z saga pages, and, and finally to the current Ztrack page.
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