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Updated:   30 Aug 2018 ; 14:05  ET
[Page created ; converted 17 Jan 2011
    original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
URL:  http://sbiii.com/z-scalez.html
[was at "home.att.net/~Berliner-Ultrasonics/z-scalez.html"]

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

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 am 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


Z-Scale Model Railroad Continuation Page



NOTE:  Page size was limited by AT&T to some 30kB;
thus, I was forced to add new pages just for Z-Scale, more Z-scale, and articles about Z-scale
and to split the Zictionary!


The internal links, which work fine on my home page and others, don't seem to work here!  I'm working on it, but haven't a clue; I even just copied the working links over and they don't work here.  So, scroll away!
On the main Z-Scale page:
    Z-Scale Narrow Gauge (really)
    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 2000)
    Z-Scale Repair and Hobby Shops
On 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 and again 14 Sep 02))
On this Continuation Page 1a:
    Zictionary Part 2 ("N" - "Y") - lotZ of wordZ.
On Continuation Page 1z:
    Zictionary Part 3 ("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
    (moved from Z-Scale page 1 on 01 Jan 2000)
    Half-Z Scale - 1:440 Tiny Trains!
    (moved from this page)
    1:900 Scale - Tiniest Trains!
    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 the new Z-Scale Continuation Page 5
    (a page for the forthcoming new Third Millennium):
    Even More Z (all the latest!)
        including more on Freudenreich's Z products.
    Microscopic Z Accessories.
On the Ztrack page:
    Ztrack Magazine
On the Z-Scale Articles page:
    Z-Scale Hell Gate Bridge
See other indices on the Model Railroad
    and on the Railroad pages.



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 (~Ľ") apart, continued ...

Z scale is about 2˝ times smaller than HO!  In Z scale, a scale Ľ-mile is exactly (and only) 6 feet; in other words, a mile is only 24 feet!

On various other Z-scale pages, I refer to der Herr Harald Freudenreich, who makes the most incredibly fine brass and nickel-silver Z-scale locomotives, cars, signals, and catenary; for lack of space, I have moved his additional coverage to Z-scale page 5 - Even More Z.

EnZyclopedic Zictionary
Part 2

LotZ of WordZ

[You might note that hiZtory doeZn't fare Zo well on theZ pageZ!]

Now, aZ you may have notiZed, I cloZe theZe pageZ by Zaying, "Best regardZ" and that Zomeone else ZignZ off, "Be Z'ing you!"  Lájos Thek got me started on this by threatening to commit suicide over a Z problem, to which I suggested that would be "minicide, to which he replied, "When the police investigate a "minicide", how can they control the angry craZ crowd?  Are they 'mini-clubbing' them?  Or they use only tear gaZ?", to which I shot back, "No, they are brutal; they uZe shotgunZ and UZiZ", of courZ!  Lájos wants me to write a ZictionaryZe very thing!

Whoa, Nelly!  Now (11 Aug 00) Lájos wantZ me to write an EnZyclopedia, too.  No way, JoZé (HoZe A?)!  However, aZ a sop to hiZ pride, I HAVE changed the Zictionary to an EnZyclopedic Zictionary.

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(continued from page 1)

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On this Cont. Pg. 1 - (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) (J) (K) (L) (M)
On Cont. Pg. 1a - (N) (O) (P) (Q) (R) (S) (T) (U) (V) (W) (X) (Y)
On Cont. Pg. 1z - (Z)

NOT theZe keyZ:
(Q)(W)(E)(R)(T)(Y)(U)(I)(O)(P) (A)(S)(D)(F)(G)(H)(J)(K)(L)   (Z)(X)(C)(V)(B)(N)(M)

We muZt continue here:

- If this sort of nonsense doesn't float your boat,
you can skip directly to Page 2.


"NetherlandZ" - country with Zeeland and the Zuider Zee.
"New BrunZwick" - home to our northern neighborZ.
    Also, town in Noo JoiZey.
"New Zealand" - South PaZific ZubZtitute for Zeeland (q.v.).
"Noo JoiZey" - keepZ the HudZon from flowing into PennZylvania.
"NoZe" - what you need to find Z itemZ on eBay;
    also, what your eyeZ cross over when looking inZide Z lokZ.
"NutZ" - what goeZon BoltZ.
    (It muZt be Zo if Gen. McAuliffe Zaid Zo!)


"ObserveZ!" - voir {see} "RegardeZ".
"ObviouZ" - the way Zedheads see how to assemble M-T kitZ.
"OkZen" - official draft animalZ of Z ScalerZ.
"OohZ!" - see "AhZ" - OohZ and AhZ.).
"OoZe" - what you get when you put too much Zolvent on a M-T Z stock car.


"PaparaZZi" - Kalmbach and Carstens journalists who DON'T cover Z!
"PennZylvania" - keeps Noo JoiZey from falling onto Noo Yawk.
"PeriZcope" - what you use to Zee out of ZubmarineZ!
"PhiloZophy" - diZipline needed when Zuper-detailing Z modelZ.
"PhraZeZ" - Z wordZ Ztrung togeZZer to make more ZenZe.
"PigZ" - what are carried in Ztock CarZ.   new.gif (15 Jan 2013)
"PleaZe" - what one sayZ to Märklin re Ze Z priceZ.
"PonderZ" - thinks small.
"PoZitive" - certain that the 8805 is actually an old 8800; alZo,
    what goeZ the other way in wireZ from negative.
"PrepoZition" - what you muZt never end a Zentence with.
"PreZident" - one who preZides over meetingZ.   new.gif ()
"PreZtige" - what you think you get when you buy the HO PLATINUM Crocodile!
"PriZon" - where PaparaZZi belong!
"PropoZitionZ" - offerZ that whoreZ make.


"Quarter-Z" - we won't even discuss 1:900, not 'til they run on their own power!
    It's just plain ridiculouZ!
"QuarterZ" - getZ Zteam driverZ to align properly.
    AlZo, uZeleZZ coinZ when purchaZing Z.


"RegardeZ!" - voyeZ l'échelle Zed -
    (syn. "ObserveZ" - pron. reu-gar'-day, ob-Zer'-vay, vwy'-yay) -
      imperative command to look at French Z scale
"ReverZe" - backing or changing direction of miniClub locomotive.
"ReZin" - used to make custom Z car bodies, buildings, etc.;
    bindZ up Zaw bladeZ!
"ReZistorZ" - what slow down ElectronZ.
"ReZonance" - sound of double-headed Z locos.
"ReZtrict" - what the InZider Club doeZ.
"RiotZ" - what are inZtigated by Z'erZ unable to get InZider locos.
"RitZ" - the beZt hotel on the layout (also - small crackerZ).
"RiZibility" - effect of changing brushes inside a Märklin lok!


"SarcaZm", the belief that anything 220 times smaller than life can really look like the prototype.
"SeiZe" - what Z motors do when they don't get the beZt oilZ.
"SleaZy" - slipping N buildings into Z layouts!
"SubZ" - what goeZ under the Zea ( "UnterZee BootZ", auf Deutsch, Zee alZo Zubz);
    alZo scaleZ smaller than Z (zee SubZ.
"SpiderZ" (ArachnidZ) - what spinZ webZ all over Ze trackZ!
"SudZ" - favored brewZ (alZo what you get from DuZ).
"SulZer" - diesel engine of choice for Z locomotives.
"SwitZerland" - where one keepZ the dollarZ to buy gold and silver Z lokZ
    (or platinum HO crocZ)!

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On Cont. Pg. 1 - (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) (J) (K) (L) (M)
On this Cont. Pg. 1a - (N) (O) (P) (Q) (R) (S) (T) (U) (V) (W) (X) (Y)
On Cont. Pg. 1z - (Z)

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"TanZania" - runner-up aZ favo(u)rite Z vacation Zpot. (15 Jan 2013)
"Tappan Zee - favorite place on the HudZon River and favorite bridge thereover.   added.gif (30 Aug 2018)
"TapZ" - what one playZ when day iZ done and gone the Zun;
    also, what cutZ Ze threadZ in Ze holeZ (NOT DieZ!).
"TearZ" - what goeZ with blood, Zweat and toil when Zuper-detailing in Z.
"TekZaZ" - Billy Roden'Z Ztomping groundZ.
"TenneZee" - thinks we deZended from MonkeeZ!  Hey, hey, for the MonkeeZ!
"TrainZaction" - buying, selling, or trading miniClub items.
"TranZistorZ" - what ZwitcheZ ElectronZ in Märklin Digital.
"TreeZ" - Thek'Z productZ; under what Z people doZe.

"TrikZ" - Märklin'Z new ZubZidiary.
    AlZo, thingZ, az in "HowZ trikZ?"


"UneaZy" - working in any scale smaller than Z
    ("uneaZy lieZ Ze head - - - ").
"United ZtateZ" - country in North America between MekZico and the CanadaZ.   new.gif (15 Jan 2013)
"UZi" - weapon of choice of Z terroristZ.


[I'm Ztraining on this one!]
VictorZ - Winners - "To the VictorZ belong the ZpoilZ!"
"ViZibility" - what you don't got working inside a Märklin lok!
    alZo a type of Baldwin-built bokZcabZ (locomotiveZ).   rev.gif (15 Jan 2013)
"viZier" - the grand power behind Ze throne.
"viZitor" - the clown who comes by to see your "cute" little choo-chooZ!
"viZor" - what keeps you from being blinded by the bright workbench light
    and what you absolutely need to Zee Z springZ!
"virtuoZo" - one who whips new Z coupler springZ in without effort.
"VoltZ" - what cauZeZ ArcZ.


"WaltherZ" - leading Z diZtributor.
"WeightZ" - what hold down Ze carZ on Ze trackZ (Zee alZo coinZ).
"WhoreZ" - what you shout yourself when you get a new loco.
"WordZ" - what Z people use to communicate.


"X-RayZ" - how one looks inside a Märklin engine.


"YaZoo City" - town in Mississippi.
[I'm really Ztraining on this one, too!]
"YouZe GuyZ" - NY Z'ers (especially Lawn GuylanderZ), Northern version of "Y'all".


Moved to Continuation Page 1z 14 Sep 2002.

- If this sort of nonsense doesn't float your boat,
you can skip directly to Page 2.


On Cont. Pg. 1 - (A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) (J) (K) (L) (M)
On this Cont. Pg. 1a - (N) (O) (P) (Q) (R) (S) (T) (U) (V) (W) (X) (Y)
On Cont. Pg. 1z - (Z)

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México iZ rich in Z townZ:  "Zacapu", "Zacatecas" (alZo a Méxican state), "Zacatlán", "Zacoalco* (de TorreZ)", "Zacualtipán", "Zamora" (ZatZ Amora!), "Zanatepec", "Zapotlanejo", "Zimapán", y "Zitácuaro".  Of course, there are alZo many versionZ of "JuareZ" and loadZ of townZ with one or more Zz in their nameZ, like "MaZatlan", "ManZanillo", or "Vera CruZ" (alZo a state).  This is alZo true of Zo many Latino placeZ, Zuch aZ "MayagueZ" in Puerto Rico.

    I KNEW we could get ALCo into thiZ liZt, Zomehow!

Zomebody Ztop me!

Instead of Ztopping me, Lájos wants me to Zelebrate!
This guy keepZ Zupporting my effortZ!
In addition, we have a 1:220 mascot, the Zebra, a holy body of water in the NetherlandZ, the Zuider Zee (near Zeeland), and a related holy book, "The old Man and the Zee"" (by ErneZt Hemingway).  Our Zuperhero iZ, of course, Zorro!  He lightZ hiZ cigarZ with a Zippo, of courZe!

We alZo have an anthem, "MairZy DoatZ and DoZy DoatZ (and Little LambZy Divey")*.

* - Actually, juZt like the U. S., we have two other anthemZ, as well:
    "Oh, Zay Can You Zee?" ("Ze Ztar Zpangled Banner") and
    "My Country, 'TiZ of Zee".  "America, the Beautiful" runZ
    a cloZe fourth with the stanZa, "From Zee to Shining Zee!".

    How about, "Of Ze I Zing, Baby!"?

MZ. Z-scale - Zoe RooZevelt.

Some of you thought I write theZe Web pageZ directly in HTML Code; wrong - it'Z in Zip Code!

What do you do with a 220-pound gorilla?  Convert it to Z and lose it in a shag carpet!

Zee you later, alligator!
    Related to "In a while, Crocodile".

Z-Z-Zat'Z all, F-f-f-folkZ!
["Day iZ Done!  Gone the Zun!" (a.k.a. "TapZ")]

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.

For more and better illustrations of the tall tales and such, keep in touch; I have my digital camera (11 Jan 99 - a belated Xmas present - an SLR, no less!), the requisite software loaded, and scads of server storage space.  Now, all I have to do is take more pictures.

See also the preceding page, succeeding page, and the Z-scale articles page.

For Ztrack Magazine, see its new separate page.

For 1:440 and even 1:900, see 1:440 Scale and 1:900 Scale!
    (moved from this page)

If you enjoy this idiocy, you've gotta see the Pseudodictionary!

Best regardZ,  S.B.,III

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

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You may wish to visit the main Railroad Page, et seq.


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


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