Welcome to the Z Central Station! A model railroad site dedicated to 1:220 scale model trains.
Z Central Station was created to provide Z Scalers a full featured online community. Members can share their Z Scale experiences via our discussion forum, photo gallery, classifieds, videos, chat room and more! Membership to Z Central Station is free!
Have an idea, comment, or concern? Z Central Station has a Contact us link under "My ZCS" menu option.
24 x 7 Active Chat for up to 20 members. Regular scheduled times are Sundays 1PM EST and Wednesdays 9:00PM EST. Chat is open to any member. Stop in and say Hi!
10,000+ Z scaled image gallery open for all to enjoy. Home Page Shout Box.
13,000+ Forums Postings. More than 200 free downloads in our Library containing Instructionals, decals, paper/cardstock models, paintchip charts, modeler pad, and more!
Ever wanted to create your own Blog? Here is your chance to create a Blog on your Z scale layout, modeling project, or even contest entry! You can add photos, videos, and links to show in your blog. This is one of the latest modules, I wanted to be sure to re-introduce this powerful tool for our members use.
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Free Community Banners
Free Z scale community banners are provided for individuals or groups looking to expand their current Z scale modeling group, starting a Z scale modeling group, or just to create a Z scale awareness in their area. Community banners are displayed on every Z Central Station page. For more information use the 'Contact us' form.
Z Central Station Private Messaging
ZCS always had the ability to allow private messaging between members but now it is functional for you to use. When you log in you will notice a PM Notifier just under the search box on every ZCS web page. When you go to your profile page you will notice several new PM modules. Here is where you can have ZCS email you when you receive a new PM, compose a PM to another ZCS member by using their screen name. You can also review sent, received, and deleted private messages.
Free Online Magazines
Here is a online source for free magazines from various railroad related historical societies!AC&Y Modeler Nickel Plate Road Modeler
Z Central Station has now adopted a Forum/Chat Disclaimer, effective as of July 31th, 2011.
Z Central Station Mission Statment
|MICHRR||1871-08-22||The first through train is run on the Detroit, Lansing & Lake Michigan between Detroit and Greenville. This is made possible as a result of the earlier merger of the I&L and the DH&L. The trip took 8 hours and consisted of a locomotive, baggage car and two coaches. The train carried Governor Baldwin, Ex-Mayor Mills of Detroit, James F. Joy, H. H. Smith the President of the road. The train went all the way west to Gowen to observe track laying crews do their work.|
|ACRR||1877-08-22||Camden & Atlantic Railroad Board authorizes cutting fares to jumi.50 or [other/tdirrh/tdirrh.php].00 excursion to equal Philadelphia & Atlantic City Railway. (MB, RRG)|
|MICHRR||1892-08-22||Jefferson streetcar line is electrified, followed by Woodward Avenue on December 15th and Mack Avenue in early 1893.|
|NHRS||1900-08-22||The first hobo convention is held in Britt, Iowa. The half-serious idea of a local businessman will become an annual event.|
|NHRS||1910-08-22||The first through passenger train on the Western Pacific arrives at the WP's Mole (ferry terminal) in Oakland. WP ferryboat service to San Francisco begins.|
|NHRS||1950-08-22||A national railway strike shuts down the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways. August 22nd to August 30th.|
|ColinCRP||1950-08-22||The railway system is paralyzed by a nationwide railway strike. Services were resumed on August 31.|
|MICHRR||1987-08-22||Peaker Services, east of Brighton on the Chessie System, hosts an open house for the Michigan Railroad Club. Peaker refurbishes diesel locomotives. [MRC-7/887]|
Z Central Station is looking to add more photos, articles, and kit instructions.
Z Central Station has 270+ documents in our library with 45+ kit instruction documents. We want to add more for future references. We would also like to add any articles from a simple kit build, train car repaint, anything to do with Z scale modeling.
For more information or if you need help uploading images and files to ZCS, click on the 'Contact Us' Page.