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The Three Foot Rule

The Three Foot Rule

The three foot rule in model railroading generally means that if a model or scene looks good from three feet away, it’s a good enough piece of work. An alternate definition comes from a Linn Wescott article and defines the three foot rule as the distance the average person can reach comfortably into their layout […]

May 8, 2011 0 Comments More
Tim Warris | Fast Tracks

Tim Warris | Fast Tracks

With the the continuing growth of Z scale model railroading we’re seeing new products and techniques that only a short time ago were the sole property of the larger scales. The Fast Tracks company of Ontario, Canada now brings us a wide array of fixtures, tools and instruction on how to build our own Code […]

May 7, 2011 0 Comments More
Waterfront Project | Part 1

Waterfront Project | Part 1

I’ve got my Waterfront Project kits all lined up from Micro-Trains, lots of really good water-themed structures here… now I need to design the layout around this theme, I need a look. As I wrote in the previous article this is going to be a protolance layout, so I have some wiggle room on prototypical […]

April 30, 2011 0 Comments More
Our New Z Scale Camera

Our New Z Scale Camera

If you’ve read my previous articles on choosing a good camera for use here at Ztrains.com you’re probably thinking… just buy a camera already!!! I know, I know… but I can be a little picky and I’m sort of a research junkie when it comes to things like this. During this process I’ve also driven […]

April 17, 2011 0 Comments More
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