My Library - Magazine Articles for Z Scale

A Layout You Can Carry With You

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
112
Author:
David Kennett
Category:
Layouts
Description:
The author built a layout in a suit case.

Jeffrey White's Z Scale UP Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-12
Page:
26
Author:
David Butts
Category:
Layouts
Description:
Two people in two states built a 10' x 20' Z-scale layout together that is an example showing that operations, realistic scenery, and craftsmanship can be applied to this small scale. Includes lots of close-up photos and a trackplan.

The Domrois Z Scale Layout

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-07/08
Page:
44
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Category:
Layouts - Z
Description:
How Kevin Domrois got into Z-scale modeling, and how he built his home layout based on the Z-scale Bend Track standards. Includes many photos, and full descriptions of each of the modules he built (also includes a diagram showing the locations of the photos).

The Sun Belt Ry.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-12
Page:
104
Author:
Fred Fisher
Category:
Layouts
Description:
The author describes his experience from switching from O to HO to N, and finally settling on Z-scale. He covers some of the problems he had with early Z-scale equipment, but claims to really enjoy it now.

Z Scale Western Pacific 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-02
Page:
66
Author:
Bruce Goehmann
Category:
Layouts - Z
Description:
The Model Railroader staff is starting a series building a portable Z-scale display layout. What is interesting about this layout is that it features four different scenes, with the option of not using the center section, thereby leaving a two-scene oval layout.

Z Scale Western Pacific 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-03
Page:
66
Author:
Bruce Goehmann
Category:
Layouts - Z
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the cabinet and starts the subroadbed. Fascia boards are also installed.

Z Scale Western Pacific 3

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-04
Page:
63
Author:
Bruce Goehmann
Category:
Layouts - Z
Description:
This installment covers installing track, backgrounds, and the basic foam scenery.

Z Scale Western Pacific Part 7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-08
Page:
84
Author:
Bruce Goehmann
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This installment finishes the construction of the layout. It covers uncoupling ramps, weathering cars (by sucking them into the vacuum cleaner, removing the out-of-scale dirt, and then spraying with a fixative; done!), backdrop painting and structures, lighting, and installing weeds. The project's conclusion wraps up the article.