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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.

Recent Additions

Z Scale - Micro-Trains - 761 00 260 - Container, 40 Foot, Smoothside, Dry - ACL - 2-Pack
Z Scale - Micro-Trains - 994 00 005 - Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot - Pennsylvania - 498644
Z Scale - Micro-Trains - 522 00 202 - Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel - Norfolk Southern - 191339

Model Type

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Boxcar Boxcar 297
Caboose Caboose 26
Container Container 1
Container Car Container Car 16
Covered Hopper Covered Hopper 263
Diesel Diesel 2
Flatcar Flatcar 58
Gondola Gondola 50
Heavyweight Heavyweight 1
Lightweight/Streamlined Lightweight/Streamlined 1
Locomotive Locomotive 2
Log Car Log Car 10
Mixed Consist Mixed Consist 2
Open Hopper Open Hopper 7
Reefer Reefer 16
Stock Car Stock Car 15
Tank Car Tank Car 43