The AZL GP38-2 locomotives have been billed as an entry level locomotive to z scale. While that may bay true, many, many have been sold. When you look back at the start of z gauge, these really are great little locomotives, especially with such a great price point. Now Micron Art has made it easy to take the detail up a notch. Kit contains .010 photo-etched stainless steel components and drilling guides for handrails and grab-irons; also a complete list of recommended tools, glues and paints. There are illustrations for forming, drilling and inserting the new handrails. Find the Micron Art 1038 Super Detail Kit for your AZL GP38-2 here. Check out the image below for list of details included in the kit. I like the fact that they added the drilling guides. Let’s face it, it takes a steady hand as it is to work on z scale. The drilling guides will help you make sure that your grab irons and handrails end up just where you want them. Recommended tools include the usual tools you already have like tweezers, magnifying glasses, emery board etc. The recommend drill size is an .017 or a #78 or #79. Priced under $25 this is a great little kit.
Micron art offers three very nice z scale semi truck trailer kits to get the freight to and from the rails on your z gauge layout. The three different versions offer ribbed side and panel sides. All three of the kits share some common features including: Tractor Features: cast wheels, detailed wheel hubs,diesel horn(s), side mirrors, seat, steering wheel, stack, 2 fuel tanks (improved mounts), trailer tongue, running boards, Swarovski crystal headlamps and saffire color brake lights.Three different style grills. Trailer Features: cast wheels, detailed wheel hubs, trailer stand, rear doors can be opened and closed, side door, new refrigeration unit,Swarovski crystal saffire rear tail lights, full set of decals for four different lines. Micron Art part numbers are 1075, 1077 and 1079.
Small details even on small scale trains are the difference between a train set and a layout. As technology continues to move forward, the quality of details in z scale will continue to improve. When you look at some of real early details available even for n scale it is incredible what these z scale semi truck trailer kits offer. I think back to some of the n scale cars and trucks my father bought when I was young. There is no comparison. He actually whittled a semi truck and trailer from balsa and sliced tires out of a pencil tip eraser. Makes me wonder what some of these old timers could have done with our technology! Find more vehicles, buildings, bridges and other details from Micron Art at Zgauge.Com.