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Archive for February, 2011

My Point-And-Shoot Education

My Point-And-Shoot Education

After my last article on cameras for Z scale I find I’m still on the hunt for a good, inexpensive point-and-shoot (P&S) digital camera to do most of our photo work here at Ztrains.com. Previously I had purchased a $200 Canon P&S that I found myself unhappy with, too much noise in moderate to low […]

February 19, 2011 11 Comments More
Micro-Trains Line Reissues The F7

Micro-Trains Line Reissues The F7

Micro-Trains Line is reissuing their popular F7 diesel locomotive, both the A and B units. We got in touch this morning with Ben Thielemann, Marketing Director at Micro-Trains, to ask  a couple of quick questions on the reissued F7s. On some of the Z scale user forums, we’ve heard that the MTL F7 locomotive is […]

February 17, 2011 12 Comments More
The 5″ x 8″ Lined Notepad

The 5″ x 8″ Lined Notepad

I’ve occasionally written about how important it is to be organized in Z scale, to set realistic (but ambitious) goals and to track your progress as you work towards those goals. Good advice that I need right now at Ztrains.com, more so now than ever before. I have a small wheelbarrow full of articles that […]

February 13, 2011 2 Comments More
The Grassinator™

The Grassinator™

September 2016: We now have the Raildig Grassinator™  available for sale on our Raildig Store site: www.raildig.com/store Below is an original article from back when Raildig.com was Ztrains.com. Things certainly do change! The  Ztrains Grassinator™ is the handheld static grass applicator that can add upright static grass to your layout and add an amazing amount of realism quickly […]

February 12, 2011 More
Choosing A Camera For Z Scale

Choosing A Camera For Z Scale

I was supposed to start photographing new pieces for the site this week and had prepared by buying a shiny, new 14 megapixel camera. Very exciting. It was when I began taking some test shots that I realized things looked a bit… off. In the macro shots I was seeing way too much grain for […]

February 10, 2011 3 Comments More

Raildig Scratchbuilder’s Calculator

Here’s a tool that can help you establish and maintain scale accuracy when scratchbuilding your next scale building, piece of rolling stock or pine tree. To show you how this calculator works, let’s say you wanted to know how large a 75′ prototypical tree would be in HO scale. Step 1: At the top of […]

February 6, 2011 More
AZL Budd RDC-1 Cars

AZL Budd RDC-1 Cars

I always get excited when a new piece of motive power is released in Z scale, it’s a great indicator of where 1:220 is headed. Today AZL released their new Budd RDC-1 Car in 4 roadnames: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (ATSF), Western Pacific (WP), Canadian Pacific (CP) and Southern Pacific (SP). Highlights of this […]

February 4, 2011 3 Comments More
Waterfront Project | New Series

Waterfront Project | New Series

Beginning in April 2011 and running for 4 consecutive months (April, May, June and July), we’ll be presenting a project layout series based on the Micro-Trains Line Waterfront laser kits. In this series we’ll go from basic conceptual sketches and track plan ideas through the building of our layout base, adding land and water features […]

February 3, 2011 0 Comments More

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