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Chessie B&O and C&O GP30s

Last year, American Z Line released their Chessie B&O and C&O GP30s (62115-1 and 62115-3) in the classic blue, yellow and red livery. In an unfortunate manufacturing error, the dark blue patch of the lower hood was ommitted. In order to rectify the omission, Ztrack reached out to Shawmut Car Shops. Shawmut is well known for their…

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Kronenberger Grant

In January of 2007, Z scale lost a friend and promoter, Bill Kronenberger. Bill was a consummate promoter of Z scale, actively attending shows, establishing the Z-Bend Track standards, educating Z scalers and sharing his passion. To honor Bill’s memory, we have created the ‘Kronenberger Grant For Z Promotions’. The goal of this grant is…

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Improving The Performance Of AZL’s PA1

Reprinted from September/October, 2002, Volume 8, #5 issue of Ztrack Magazine, Copyright 1999, Ztrack, all rights reserved. by Robert Kluz Improving the Performance of AZL’s PA1s American Z Lines release of the Alco PA1s last year marked a new era for the company. The PA1 was the first full width body diesel from AZL. The tooling…

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Classifying Your Modules Or Layouts

Reprinted from September/October, 2002, Volume 8, #5 issue of Ztrack Magazine, Copyright 1999, Ztrack, all rights reserved. by Robert Kluz The recent National Train Show in Ft. Lauderdale showed how a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work allowed modules of different standards to be assembled into one working layout. Though each club built the…

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