z scale newbie

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by bourbon boy, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. bourbon boy

    bourbon boy New Member

    Hi all, just getting started in z scale, yes I'll need to ask lots of questions, so far I have all Micro Trains stuff (gp35 UP) and some Full Throttle cars,this is my 1st ever layout and I want to keep it fairly simple, so far I'm figuring on about a 48x 32 area is this gonna be big enough? thanks--CHET
  2. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Big enough for what? There's no such thing as a minimum size for a given scale. To do a given thing in a given scale may require a certain amount of space. 2'8"x4' in Z is equivalent to 6'8"x10' in HO, if that gives you any idea.
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    That'll make a pretty good sized layout in Z.
  4. sams

    sams Member

    2 1/2' x 4' ?
    plenty of space for a layout in z-scale.:thumb:
    i'm doing a 2'x4' in n-scale right now [​IMG]
  5. Dominique

    Dominique New Member

    In effect, it depends on what your goal is: myself I'm building a Z scale layout in a space where I could build an N scale empire or an honest HO layout because two of my purposes are to have only broad curves (mine are 20"/50cm minimum radius), and running 80-car trains.

    One of the advantages of Z scale is that it allows either empires or suitcase sized layouts.


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