Z Scale Amtrak

Z Scale AmtrakIf you are modeling Amtrak in z scale, the choices continue to grow. For a long time, the only choice for z scale Amtrak was products from Marklin. They offered a very nice F7 and a variety of different passenger cars. In addition to the classic Marklin line, you now have Amtrak in z scale from Micro Trains and AZL. Micro Trains is offering a nice Amtrak commuter set featuring an F7 locomotive, a baggage car and three coach cars. Really a nice looking set with aluminum sides. AZL offers an Amtrakz scale amtrak super liners F59PHI Locomotive in Amtrak West and Amtrak California, each with 3 different road numbers. You can also buy them as a commuter set, consisting of the locomotive and 4 cars. If you are modeling z scale Amtrak on your layout, check out these great options. Some of what is available on ebay is listed below.  AZL is now offer the Amtrak Super Liner in 4 car sets and singles along with a very sharp Genesis P-42 locomotive in several roads.   Below are just a few items offered on ebay right now, search for more or check out Zgauge.com for the latest available.

 

DECAL FOR Z SCALE AMTRAK F59PHI STAY OFF! STAY AWAY! STAY ALIVE! LOCOMOTIVE

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End Date: Monday Oct-7-2019 23:43:49 PDT
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Z - Marklin 8765 Amtrak Observation Car RD#3344 - No Box

$26.00
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Z Scale Marklin 8765 Amtrak Observation Passenger Car Caboose

$24.95
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Marklin Z Scale 8761 Amtrak Dining Car NIB West Germany 28

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AZL 63509 Z Scale Locomotive Amtrak P42 Genesis Heritage Phase III TESTED *NEW

$209.99
End Date: Sunday Sep-29-2019 22:32:38 PDT
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American Z-Line 62213-3 Amtrak 16 RDC Locomotive NIB

$208.99
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Marklin Z Mini Club 8862 EMD F7 AMTRAK Diesel Loco #105 +CC & LED (Tested) LNIB

$189.95
End Date: Monday Sep-23-2019 9:15:14 PDT
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Marklin Z Mini Club 8862 EMD F7 AMTRAK Diesel #105 +CC+5Pole+LEDs (Tested) LNIB

$189.95
End Date: Monday Sep-30-2019 11:18:22 PDT
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Z Scale Marklin Mini Club 8778 Orient Express SNCF Salon Bar Piano Car

Z Scale Marklin Mini Club 8778 Orient Express SNCF Salon Bar Piano Car

Z Scale Marklin Mini Club 8778 Orient Express SNCF Salon Bar Piano Car

The Z Scale Marklin Mini Club 8778 Orient Express SNCF Salon Bar Piano Car.  This is one very well detailed and very rare car that Marklin  produced.  With only 150 of these made, they are hard to come by.   This car was made to compliment the Marklin 8108 Orient Express set and is just as well detailed.  They are long sold out but you can still find them here and there, your main source is likely ebay.  Click here to search ebay for current Marklin 8878 offerings.  As for current price, there is quite a variance.  I have seen them selling for around $75 US to close to $200.  As with many of the classic Marklin cars, it’s supply and demand.  Unfortunately, this is just one of those rare ones that not many people want to part with!  The cheapest car  may not be the best buy especially on these that you will likely hold for some time.  The nice thing I have noticed about man of the classic cars including the Z Scale Marklin Mini Club 8778 Orient Express SNCF Salon Bar Piano Car is most are kept in excellent shape in the case.



LED Lighting For Z Scale

Z Scale LED Lighting

LED Lighting For Z Scale . As kids, it was imperative that a model train had a headlight.  It didn’t matter if if was really bright, yellowed or pointed off in the wrong direction,  it just had to have a light!  Then came taillights in the tender, then reversing lights.  I remember when my father installed fiber optics in an n scale diesel, again very cool.  In the early 70’s he built a flasher circuit and installed it in an HO scale Athearn caboose, and told me it would flash constantly for a year.  Unheard of, nothing on a battery could run that long, it did!  So, it is no surprise that sophisticated model railroaders today (really just big kids) are adding LED lighting to their layouts today.  Z scale can make it a little more difficult, but check out some to these z scale locomotives and more set up with LED directional lighting.    I think you will agree, this type of quality LED lighting really adds to the realism of a great z scale layout.