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Z-Scale Model Trains

Z-Scale is a dimensional relationships of 1/220. All share in common a railroad gauge of 6.5mm (0.256 in). Z-Scale Train Modeling is a hobby concerned with the recreation, display and operation of railway equipment in miniature. Z-Scale is sometimes also referred to as Z-Gauge. Z scale (1:220) was introduced by the Märklin company in 1972, and is one of the smallest commercially available model railway scales.

Z scale trains operate on 0-10 volts direct current and offer the same operating characteristics as all other two-rail, direct-current, analog model railways. Locomotives can be fitted with digital decoders for independent control. Model trains, track, structures, and human/animal figures are readily available in European, North American, and Japanese styles from a variety of manufacturers. Originally running on 8 Volts DC, track voltage was increased to 10 Volts DC around the year 2000. Accessory power has always been 10 Volts AC.

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Z Scale - Micro-Trains - 994 05 090 - Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel - New York Central - 313505
Z Scale - Micro-Trains - 994 05 090 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Plug Door - Pennsylvania - 1944
Z Scale - Micro-Trains - 994 05 090 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - New York Central - 38659

Model Type

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Boxcar Boxcar 438
Caboose Caboose 33
Container Container 5
Container Car Container Car 30
Covered Hopper Covered Hopper 276
Diesel Diesel 2
Flatcar Flatcar 75
Gondola Gondola 58
Heavyweight Heavyweight 3
Lightweight/Streamlined Lightweight/Streamlined 1
Locomotive Locomotive 2
Log Car Log Car 12
Mixed Consist Mixed Consist 2
Open Hopper Open Hopper 7
Reefer Reefer 25
Stock Car Stock Car 18
Tank Car Tank Car 55