S. Berliner, III's sbiii.com Z-Scale Model Railroad Continuation Page 10 keywords = Z scale model rail road way train 1:220 Z-Panzer armor "

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S. Berliner, III
Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
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Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
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Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
Light-weight Linguist, Lay Minister, and Putative Philosopher



note - 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.


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Z-SCALE MODEL RAILROADING
CONTINUATION PAGE 10

NOTE:  Page size was limited by HTML to some 30kB;
thus, I was forced to add new pages just for Z-Scale, more Z-scale, and articles about Z-scale.


INDEX

Some internal links, which work fine on my home page and others, may not work here!  I'm working on it, but haven't a clue; I even just copied the working links over and they may not work here.  So, scroll away, if necessary!

On the main Z-Scale page:

Z-Scale
Scale and Gauge
Scale Conversion Table
Z-Scale Miscellany
Z-Scale Wiring Conventions
Z-Scale Vehicles and Märklin Rubber Autos
    (moved to Z-Scale page 3 on 01 Jan 00)
Z-Scale Repair and Hobby Shops

On the Sub-Z-Scale Page :

Sub-Z-Scale
Z-Scale Narrow Gauge (really)
    (moved from the main Z-Scale page 13 Nov 01)
Z-Scale Meter Gauge
Half-Z Scale - 1:440 Tiny Trains!
    (moved from Z-Scale page 3 on 13 Nov 01)
1:900 Scale - Tiniest Trains!
    (moved from Z-Scale page 3 on 13 Nov 01)

On Z-Scale Continuation Page 1:

Zictionary Part 1 ("A" - "M") - lotZ of wordZ
(moved from Page 4 on 31 Jul 00 and split on 28 May 01)!

On Z-Scale Continuation Page 1a:

Zictionary Part 2 ("N" - "Z") - lotZ of wordZ!

On Z-Scale Continuation Page 1a:

Zictionary Part 2 ("N" - "Z") - lotZ of wordZ!

On Z-Scale Continuation Page 2:

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal RR in Z
Z-SCALE DIMENSIONS (with how to approximate a mile of track).
Overton Coaches, Bobber, Crane and a Boxcab in Z! - plus other neat items.
Wish List - some goodieZ I'd like and some I have,
    like Freudenreich's Z Boxcab Diesel and GN/WFEX Reefer
    and Larry Hoff's Bobber Caboose and Crane!
M-T Z SP Moguls - the absolute top of the Wish List!*

On Z-Scale Continuation Page 3:

Z-Scale Vehicles and Märklin Rubber Autos
Power - Volts, Amps, Watts for Z.

On Z-Scale Continuation Page 4:

Some More Z (all the latest!)
    including more on Freudenreich's Z Boxcab Diesel
        and new HomaBed Z roadbed.

On Z-Scale Continuation Page 5:

(a page for the Third Millennium):
Even More Z (all the latest!)
    including more on Freudenreich's Z products.
Microscopic Z Accessories.

On Z-Scale Continuation Page 6

(a page of the Third Millennium):
V 32 001 Diesel Pneumatic in Z.
Yet More Z (all the latest!)
    including more on Freudenreich's Z products.
BEDT #14 in Z.
8800 vs. 8805.

On Z-Scale Continuation Page 7

And More Z
    8620 Well/Depressed Center/Schnabel Cars
WheelZ
Will Wright's Full Throttle

On the Z-Scale Continuation Page 8

Z Beech BonZana.
Z-scale UP Veranda Turbine?

On the previous Z-Scale Continuation Page 9

Z-scale VehicleZ - continued
    SS100 Jaguar in Z!
  new (16 Aug 2013)
Z-Scale PRR FF1 "Big Liz"   new (16 Jan 2014)
Märklin 88507 Streamlined Cab-Forward BR-05   new (08 Mar 2017)
  Pennsy Test of BR-05     new (08 Mar 2017)

On this Z-Scale Continuation Page 10

Z-scale VehicleZ - continued
  Z-Panzer - Exact Z scale (1:220th) Military Models   new (21 Jul 2019)

On the Ztrack page:

Ztrack Magazine

On the Z-Scale Articles page:

Z-Scale Hell Gate Bridge

On the first Model Railroad page:

Schnable Cars
Sunrise Trail Division (STD) of the
    Northeastern Region (NER) of the
    National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)
Long Island - Sunrise Trail Chapter (LIST) of the
    National Railway Historical Society (NRHS)
Long Island Live Steamers

On the second Model Railroad page:

  Vest Pocket Railroads You Can Model:
Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal Railroad (but see below)
Degnon Terminal Railroad
Marion River Carry Railroad

On separate pages:

  Berlinerwerke-Z Script   Berlinerwerke-Z Saga
    Berlinerwerke-Z Saga Continuation Page
  Berlinerwerke Script   Berlinerwerke Saga (HO, included with Horseshoe Curve info.)
    Berlinerwerke Apocrypha (tall tales of the BW and its equipment and such).
    Schnable and other Giant RR Cars.


Z-SCALE

1:220 MODEL RAILROADING


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, continued ...

Z scale is about 2½ times smaller than HO!  In Z scale, a scale ¼-mile is exactly (and only) 6 feet; in other words, a mile is only 24 feet!

Because much information about Z scale is in German, you might find Chris Ozdoba's Eisenbahn- und Modellbahn-Wörterbuch - Deutsch-Englisch / Railroad and Model Railroading Dictionary - German-English of value.


Ztrack Magazine

The Newsletter for Z Scale Model Railroading


Ztrack now has a separate page of its own -
ztrack.html.


Z-scale VehicleZ - continued

The section on Z-scale Vehicles on page 3, Z-Scale Vehicles and Rubber Autos, overloaded the page so I carried it forward on page 9 and now further here.


Andy Hart, working as Z-Panzer, does exquisite work in Z scale, producing a wide range of German armored trains and German and U.S. tanks and military road vehicles.   new (22 Jul 2019)

Z-Panzer Exact Z scale (1:220th) Military Models

I can't do better at describing Andy's work than simply by quoting him:

"If you want some accurate military hardware for your Z scale layout then you’ve come to the right place - in fact the ONLY place!"

"I make military models in precise 1:220th scale specifically for use with my Z scale model railway collection and layouts. Most of the models are cast in a light grey plastic which has ideal properties; it is light yet strong.  Being light (each tank weighs about 3 grammes) allows the tanks to be put on Z scale wagons and pulled by locomotives."

Here are some representative samples:

Typical German rail-borne armo(u)r:

Z-PanzerBP42
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
BP42 Panzerzug [armo(u)red train]

Z-PanzerK5e
(cropped from picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
K5(e) 280mm Gun ["Leopold/Robert"/"Anzio Annie/Express"]

Z-PanzerK5eSet
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
K5(e) and support train - set complete with a powered E diesel locomotive!

Z-PanzerSpähwagon
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
Panzerspähwagon - armored scout railcar

Typical German roadable armo(u)r and vehicles:

Z-PanzerPzKpfw38t
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
PzKpfw38(t) Czech-design best known for its many later variants as tank destroyers and assault guns

Z-Panzer
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
The SdKfz 9 "Famo" was a German half-track of 28-ton towing capacity, such as for the 24 cm Kanone 3;
it was the heaviest half-track vehicle of any type built in quantity in Nazi Germany

Z-PanzerTiger1
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
Early version, shown with outer roadwheels removed and narrow tracks for rail transport

Z-PanzerTiger1Detail
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
Look at the incredible detail on the engine deck of this Tiger 1 (and this is at 1:220)!

Z-PanzerTiger2
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
Tiger 2 or King Tiger with the Henschel turret and outer roadwheels removed and narrow tracks for rail transport

Z-PanzerMaus
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
Super-heavy (too-heavy - 188 ton) prototype tank wielding the 12.8cm KwK44

Z-PanzerBlitz
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
Opel Blitz - ubiquitous pre-war and WWII small truck

Z-PanzerUnimog
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
Post-war Mercedes-Benz Unimog small truck (German Jeep)

Typical American tanks and military vehicles:

Z-PanzerM4A1/76
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
M4A1 Sherman tank upgunned with long-barreled high-velocity 76mm gun

Z-PanzerJimmy
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
GMC 1½-ton, Truck. 6x6 (Jimmy)

Z-PanzerM113
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

Z-PanzerHummer
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) - Humvee or Hummer 1¼-ton truck

In addition to models which he sells directly, Andy also makes a group of models exclusively for AZL (American Z Lines) which are offered as flatcar loads and can be obtained from AZL or from Rob Kluz's Ztrack Center.  These include:

Z-PanzerCatD6K
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
Classic Cat D6k dozer

Z-Panzerm577
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
M5777 armored command vehicle based on the M113 APC, often used as a Tactical Operations Center (TOC).

Z-PanzerM977 Z-PanzerM978
(picture courtesy of Z-Panzer - all rights reserved)
10-ton Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) (Oshkosh) as an M977 base model (left)
and as an M978 9,500-liter tanker (right)

[All photos courtesy of Z-Panzer and all rights thereto reserved to Z-Panzer.]

As I noted, these are only representative examples; see Andy's site for the full line and his latest offerings.


BWAX 820 Z-Scale 900-ton 36-axle Schnabel Car - think BIG!

[Because the Z-Scale Model Railroad Continuation Page 7 is getting too big, I've carryed this story over to here.]

I have long been fascinated by the (then) world's largest freight car, Combustion Engineering's 1982 Krupp-built 880-ton CEBX 800Schnabel cars (et seq.) split in half to csrry enormous loads and this articlular car can carry an 800-ton load, meaning that each half-car weights in at 40 tons.  The maximum length of a load can be u around 120' (36m) and the overall car length is then about 220' (67m)!  Such monster cars are primarily used to carry nublear reactor vessels and giant transformers.

I have a working mock-up in HO and also an unfinished HO resin kit, but I have always wanted to build it in Z.  While I frittered away the time, the car was bought by Westinghouse and renumbered as WECX 800.  More recently, Kasgro Rail Corporation in Ne Castle, PA, built a near-duplicate car for Westinghouse, ever-so-slightly-heavier, numbered WECX 801. Should you have a hankering for an elegant model of CEBX/WECX 800/KRL 3600 or WECX 801/KRL 3601, see Mark Runyan's simpy-stunning N-scale (1:160) Schnabel car in resin and etched brass [featured information moved to Even More Schnabel Car Models on page 5 on 24 Aug 2012]; here are teasers:.

CEBX800inN
(CAD image courtesy of M. Runyan from T. Daspit - all rights reserved)

WECX801inN
(CAD image courtesy of M. Runyan - all rights reserved)

[Detailing on 801 has yet to be applied.]
More details to follow.


Look also at the main and succeeding Schnabel pages.


Yee-hah!  We've come a long way from CAD to actual Z-scale hardware!  With the kind assistance of Stony Smith of Stonysmith, working with Shapeways, the 3D printing firm,  I now have the test piece in plastic for the inter-truck span bolster:

BWAX 820 Span Bolster Test Piece
BWAX 820 Span Bolster Test Piece
(23 Sep 2019 photo by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed image - click on picture for larger image]

Those are AZL 90001 roller bearing trucks; I had made a guillotine for my drill press out of an Xacto #1 knife handle and a #17 Lightweight Chiseling Blade and cut off the coupler housings from 18 of the trucks, retaining the couplers on one pair.  I took ix of this peration but now can't find them.  That adds up to an extra two trucks; they will be the spare trucks carried between the containers on the one of the two supporting TTX flats that always seem to accompany the big Schnabels.

Oh, good grief, CHARLIE BROWN!  I goofed BIG TIME!  Worse, it's too late to cancel or modify the order for EIGHT (8) span bolsters in lost-wax cast brass.  It won't really be the most noticeable thing when the bolsters are blackened but I'll know!  I left out the lateral chamfer under the outer ends of the main transverse span bolster beams:

BWAX 820 Span Bolster Test Piece
BWAX 820 Missing Span Bolster Chamfer
(23 Sep 2019 image by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

After all that effort to get it as accurate as possible in spite of the miniscule size and the limitations of the lost-wax casting process,  Aaaarrrrggghhh!  Somehow, just somehow, I think I'll survive.



Best regardZ,  S.B.,III


Someone else signs off, "Be Z'ing you!"


You may wish to visit the Railroad Page, et seq., of this series of Railroad pages.


LEGACY

  What happens to all this when I DIE or (heaven forfend!) lose interest?  See LEGACY.

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