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||1844-06-25||The Central road reaches Albion from Jackson.|
|NHRS||1866-06-25||Federal act authorizing construction of bridges across the Mississippi River, to be 'free for the crossing of all trains of railroads terminating on either side of the river for reasonable compensation'.|
|MICHRR||1866-06-25||Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw RR completes line from Mason to Lansing.|
|NHRS||1874-06-25||Atlantic & Great Western stockholders approve Erie's lease of the A&GW.|
|ACRR||1880-06-25||West Jersey Railroad Board appoints conference committee to adjust questions with Camden & Atlantic Railroad; reports progress in negotiations to acquire Camden, Gloucester & Mt. Ephraim Railway. (MB)|
|NHRS||1881-06-25||Northern Pacific's first train enters Spokane, Washington.|
|ACRR||1933-06-25||PRR and Reading Company lines in southern New Jersey consolidated; West Jersey & Seashore Railroad leased to Atlantic City Railroad; connections built to ACRR north of Harbor Branch Jct. and 51st Street, Ocean City; WJ&S Cape May terminals and WJ&S Ocean City track abandoned; most other duplicate lines continue to operate through the summer season; buses replace rail service between 51st Street, Ocean City and Sea Isle City for summer.|
|NHRS||1933-06-25||Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines is organized to merge the two competing railroads between Philadelphia and the New Jersey shore.|
|NHRS||1938-06-25||President Roosevelt signs the Wage and Hours Act. One of its provisions requires that red caps (baggage handlers at railroad stations) be paid a minimum hourly wage in addition to the tips which had been their sole income.|
|NHRS||1950-06-25||A strike by the Switchmen's Union of North America shuts down the Rock Island.|
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.