Brass Z Scale Locomotives

Brass Z Scale Locomotive E8I remember being a kid and looking through Model Railroader and drooling over the brass locomotives. Most of them were HO and O scale, maybe a few N here and there. Today, while rare and expensive, you can find brass in z scale. And their small size only enhances the marvel of these brass works of art.  They are hard to come by, so just how do you get your hands on a brass z scale locomotive?   Sorry to say your best chance is the aftermarket, particularly ebay. My advice to you is if you see one with a buy it now price and you want it, grab it! Usually the asking price on these is easily attainable for the seller.

The AZL brass locomotives are by far the most pricey, and the most interesting. You will find C449W locomotives, a few E-8’s and SD45’s every now and then. The real hard to find ones, and brass z scale steam locomotive MTLthe price reflects it, are the PA-1 and the GS-4. I think I have only seen one of the Big Boys, and one FP45’s, I don’t recall ever seeing a Challenger. Some of these locomotives like the PA-1 had very low production numbers, we are talking 10! You will also find the MTL Mogul’s here and there and they are such a cute little locomotive, and really not spendy. Every now and then you will also see a Zthek or Huet switcher. These are brass built up on Marklin chassis. I really wish someone would pick these up and produce these, Z scale needs these small switchers. Think how much more appeal a small Noch layout would have with a US switcher rather than a Marklin 0-6-0 or small diesel. FR makes some outstanding z scale brass locomotives but they are European.

AZL 17071-19 UP Big Boy SetNew z scale brass locomotives and cars are on the drawing board and in the works at AZL. Pre production models of the Krauss-Maffei ML-4000 were shown at the 2017 NTS and a NJW is coming just behind that. Will these shoot up in value like the earlier AZL brass z scale locomotives? Maybe your new retirement plan!

Z 1:220 AJIN AZL BRASS SOUTHERN PACIFIC GS4 LOCOMOTIVE ARTICULATED PASSENGER CAR

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Z Scale GP38-2 Locomotives From AZL

The AZL GP38-2 series of locomotives is considered to be an entry level locomotive with a price point that makes it very appealing.  With lot’s of road names many of which contain three or four different road numbers, you can build a nice consist with out breaking the bank.  The locomotives feature a powerful motor with dual flywheels for smooth running.  Very nice quality directional lighting is also on board.  The AZL Gp38-2 is DCC ready with drop in decoders available.  Some of the early models had some chassis issues but the later releases have resolved that problem.  AZL will stand behind any of the earlier defective units.  These little z scale locomotives are showing up here and there in custom paint schemes.  Due to their low cost they are a good option to try your painting technique on.  You can also find a super detail kit available from Micron Art that features more scale like hand rails, grab rails and other details.

You can shop our website at Zgauge.Com for the AZL GP38-2 Z scale locomotives along with the entire line of AZL products.

 

 

AZL Z Scale Locomotive Delaware & Hudson GP38-2 Road Number 7307

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azl z scale locomotive Es44ac

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AZL Z Scale Locomotive Lehigh Valley GP38-2 Road Number 314

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AZL Z Scale Locomotive KCS GP38-2 Road Number 1917

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