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!
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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 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
|ColinCRP||1853-07-15||Grand Trunk Railway is formed by the amalgamation of the following companies: Grand Trunk Railway of Canada, Grand Junction Railway, Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada East, Quebec and Richmond Railway, St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railway, Toronto and Guelph Railway. The Grand Trunk also leased the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railway giving access to Portland, Maine.|
|NHRS||1864-07-15||An Erie train carrying Confederate prisoners-of-war collides head-on with a coal train near Shohola, New York, killing approximately 60, including 17 Union army guards.|
|NHRS||1867-07-15||Incorporation of Pullman's Palace Car Company.|
|NHRS||1870-07-15||Manitoba becomes a province of the Dominion of Canada.|
|MICHRR||1891-07-15||Potts Logging Railway is sold to the Au Sable & Northwestern Railroad.|
|ARR||1923-07-15||President Warren G. Harding travels to Alaska to mark the completion of the Alaska Railroad by driving the golden spike in ceremonies at Nenana, one of the state's largest cities at the time. President Harding died from an attack of food poisoning on his return trip to San Francisco on August 2, 1923.|
|NHRS||1923-07-15||The first US president to visit Alaska, Warren G. Harding drives the golden spike completing the Alaska Railroad at North Nenana on the Tanana River.|
|ColinCRP||1932-07-15||The Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway is opened throughout between North Bay and Moosonee, Ont. Construction was started on May 10, 1902. The name was subsequently changed to Ontario Northland Transportation.|
|ACRR||1933-07-15||Atlantic City Railroad Co. (Reading subsidiary) renamed Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (P-RSL); PRR receives 66 percent interest and lease of WJ&S transferred to P-RSL.|
|NHRS||1956-07-15||(7) Santa Fe's El Capitan receives new bi-level equipment, the first used on a long-distance train.|
|NHRS||1973-07-15||Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio and Western Maryland become subsidiaries of the Chessie System. The new corporation adopts a 'Ches-C' logo- a letter C surrounding the outline of the well-known Chessie kitten.|
|ARR||1983-07-15||Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole and Governor Bill Sheffield sign a report detailing the Alaska Railroad's property, assets and liabilities to be transferred to the state.|
|ColinCRP||2004-07-15||The BC Rail becomes a part of Canadian National.|
|ColinCRP||2008-07-15||Great Sandhills Railway announces agreement to acquire the Canadian Pacific Empress and Burstall Subdivisions and the Hazlet Spur. Closing date targetted for 12 October 2008.|
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.