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southernnscale - Fri 17 Aug - 20:38

Thanks for sharing the 2018NTS. I was watching model railroad 2018 video and they didn't show any of the Z scale. They even had Atlas there and not a word was said about the new flex track!

rvn2001 - Fri 17 Aug - 20:08

Here's a link to a video with our modules. Our modules appear at minute 25:12https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRASkyDmO3c

carlb - Fri 17 Aug - 19:45

Just responding to an email that I haven't logged in for awhile.I'm still interested in Z scale model trains, so just checking in to say, don't cancel my membership!

jim29t - Thu 16 Aug - 21:27

Thanks for the great pictures of the NTS

JR59 - Thu 16 Aug - 05:41

Greetings from Switzerland and yes I'm still alive!

zinzere - Thu 16 Aug - 00:49

Why does the site load so slowly? Discourages visiting the site more often.

soccrdad30 - Sun 12 Aug - 21:04

I will miss Johnathan very much too.

Pete Nolan - Sun 12 Aug - 19:08

Indeed, sad! I will miss him.

ejshelton - Sat 11 Aug - 10:31

So sad :(

ejshelton - Sat 11 Aug - 10:31

So sad :(

ejshelton - Sat 11 Aug - 10:30

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ejshelton - Sat 11 Aug - 10:31

Thanks

stonysmith - Thu 9 Aug - 22:14

"Catt" Johnathan Edwards, long time ZCS member, passed away the afternoon of August 9th

Alaska Railroader - Sat 4 Aug - 17:48

Put some remnants of the TownBuilder kits on ebay.

southernnscale - Sat 28 Jul - 17:48

Add a new photo had some problems uploading and it froze up ! and the picture didn't show did it again now got two post same photo!

rvn2001 - Sun 24 Jun - 12:37

Excellent! Dr. Frankenshteen....

stonysmith - Sat 23 Jun - 10:40

It is alive!

LWR21 - Mon 28 May - 14:58

Yes, Gerd has built some.

bjw - Fri 25 May - 17:56

Hi, All,Did someone here do a GMD-1 CN loco? Gerd?

southernnscale - Mon 21 May - 22:50

Thanks! Back in business! all changed and works!!!! Yeee! haa!

soccrdad30 - Sun 20 May - 19:25

Stony, Walt, the profile page has been fixed. I disabled an out of date plug-in.

southernnscale - Sun 13 May - 22:25

Thanks! Kinda late but better then never! been off for a while!

stonysmith - Mon 2 Apr - 21:12

Walt.. the photo is fixed.

southernnscale - Sun 1 Apr - 21:41

sorry about the photo being upside down. but it was right side up before loading it!!! Just not my day!

southernnscale - Sun 1 Apr - 21:22

Happy Easter! to all

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Stonebridge Models Greenhouse Build

Stonebridge Models Greenhouse Build by Modelersguild.com

GEDC0171It's funny - Sometimes in this gig, I come across a project that just amazes me. This Greenhouse from Stonebridge Designs is one of those projects. It is remarkably small. This kit I'm told is available in Z, N and HO. Gardener not included.

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When opening the kit, I noticed something immediately. It was full, filled up to the brim with stuff. Instructions, a CD with a full compliment of build photos and last, but not least, the 7 or 8 pieces to the kit. Oh, its small.

GEDC0165As you can see this kit is as basic as it can get. I say basic in design but the end result is something! I walked around showing it off for more then a few days. The parts are Task board, glazing and ground turf.

GEDC0167Construction is not something that will take anymore then one nights work. This kit is easily put together, and I say this considering its size. Remember my disability is, in fact, vision.

GEDC0170Thee hardest part of this whole project here is photographing the little gem. This was as close as I could get with my $60 camera (yes this site is made with a $60 camera), opting to further crop and zoom the image with GIMP the free image editor.

GEDC0171I won't be surprised if I go out to build the other scale models as these Greenhouses are very suitable for a small and interesting scene in scale Z thru HO.

Ron Pare

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