This Site Updates Every Few Minutes, Don't Miss Out. Bookmark this site!

Information about Z Scale

 
Z scale (1:220) uses a 6.5 mm gauge making it one of the smallest available model railway scales. Marklin introduced the Z scale at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 1972 Helmut Killian was the design engineer in charge of creating this scale. They chose the letter Z because they thought there would never be a model railway smaller then this, there have been attempts to create a smaller scale but they have never really taken off.

The Z scale is most popular in Europe, North America and Japan with enthusiasts regularly participating in model railroad exhibitions and shows.

Advantages and Drawbacks of the Z Scale
Since the Z scale is so small it's possible to build a much more complex railroad without the need of a large layout or large space. This has allowed enthusiasts to come up with some very creative platforms to build their railways on such as guitar cases, briefcases and cigar boxes. Several museums have been able to recreate real world layouts using this smaller scale. The size of the Z scale allows for longer trains, smoother curves.

Due to the small size and weight of the Z scale locomotives (engines can be under 1 ounce) they are more prone to derailments or being stopped all together from poorly installed tracks or dirt on the tracks. Another problem with the low weight is the inability for the locomotives to pull trains up grades. It is suggest that a grade of up to 2% for 6 four-axle cars and up to 4% for shorter trains. By adding high density weighting materials such as tungsten powder or lead can increase the amount of pulling power.

Two Vertical Storage Tanks, Weathered, Fully Assembled!
Two Vertical Storage Tanks,  Weathered,  Fully Assembled!
Price: $29.95 (1 Bids)
Sale Ends: 32m
Rokuhan R195-30 A curve rail R051 PC Z gauge track 6 bottles
Rokuhan R195-30 A curve rail R051 PC Z gauge track 6 bottles
Price: $10.47 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 45m
GCLaser Z Scale #5201 Tool Shed 2 Pack
GCLaser Z Scale #5201 Tool Shed 2 Pack
Price: $9.99 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 51m
Maglev Experimental 01 1 160 Scale Made in Japan Diecast Bullet Train CJRC C2
Maglev Experimental 01 1 160 Scale Made in Japan Diecast Bullet Train CJRC C2
Price: $29.83 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 54m
NEW MTL Z SCALE AT & SF 50' RIB SIDE BOX W O ROOF WALK NEW-BOX
NEW MTL Z SCALE AT & SF 50' RIB SIDE BOX W O ROOF WALK NEW-BOX
Price: $12.99 (1 Bids)
Sale Ends: 58m
Marklin Chrome Tank Car " Sonneberg " Z Scale
Marklin Chrome Tank Car " Sonneberg " Z Scale
Price: $16.99 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 5m
NEW MTL Z SCALE CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN #5356 40' BOX CAR NEW-BOX
NEW MTL Z SCALE CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN #5356 40' BOX CAR NEW-BOX
Price: $14.00 (2 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 5m
Rokuhan Z Scale A017-1 White Lighting for Houses LED Lights *NEW $0 SHIP in USA
Rokuhan Z Scale A017-1 White Lighting for Houses LED Lights *NEW $0 SHIP in USA
Price: $11.99 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 7m
Full Throttle Z Scale Northern Pacific Offset 2-Bay Woodchip Hopper FT3403
Full Throttle Z Scale Northern Pacific Offset 2-Bay Woodchip Hopper  FT3403
Price: $56.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 9m
NEW MTL Z SCALE D & RGW 40' FLAT CAR WITH BOILER LOAD NEW-BOX
NEW MTL Z SCALE D & RGW 40' FLAT CAR WITH BOILER LOAD NEW-BOX
Price: $14.99 (1 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 11m
NEW MTL Z SCALE ST. LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN 60' BULKHEAD FLAT CAR NEW-BOX
NEW MTL Z SCALE ST. LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN 60' BULKHEAD FLAT CAR NEW-BOX
Price: $12.99 (1 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 18m
Z scale Full Throttle CSX Heritage 33' Hopper Set #FTCOL42
Z scale Full Throttle CSX Heritage 33' Hopper Set  #FTCOL42
Price: $44.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 19m
Z Scale Marklin 8722 Deutsche Bahn Passenger Baggage Coach C3803
Z Scale Marklin 8722 Deutsche Bahn Passenger Baggage Coach C3803
Price: $19.99 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 21m
Sankei MP01-30 Building A 1 220 Z scale New Japan
Sankei MP01-30 Building A 1 220 Z scale New Japan
Price: $12.52 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 34m
Marklin Z Scale 8101 Commuter train....99 cent starting bid.
Marklin Z Scale 8101 Commuter train....99 cent starting bid.
Price: $61.00 (14 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 36m