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Most Popular Layouts in Z Scale

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5 years 8 months ago #14750 by subwayaz
subwayaz created the topic: Most Popular Layouts in Z Scale
Being most familiar with N Scale; the more popular layouts are built on "Hollow Core Doors".
So with that said is there a more popular type of Z Scale layouts? Like Hollow Core DOor Layouts or similar?
Thanks for your time in responding.

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5 years 8 months ago #14753 by ztrack
ztrack replied the topic: Re: Most Popular Layouts in Z Scale
I have not heard too much about hollow doors. May of us use 1" x 4"s as frames. The average size is 2' x 4' . Polystyrene foam is used as the base and to build up the layout layers. This is a very light weight, yet strong, layout construction. I have used it for my home layout and our club uses it for our modules. You can see the foam and support structure from my home layout below:



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5 years 8 months ago #14756 by Hirailtruck
Hirailtruck replied the topic: Re: Most Popular Layouts in Z Scale
I imagine a hollow core door would work just fine.
For me, it is going to be on a coffee table. Running trains and drinking coffee, to me, go perfect together. So, why not combine them?
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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #14758 by subwayaz
subwayaz replied the topic: Re: Most Popular Layouts in Z Scale

ztrack wrote: I have not heard too much about hollow doors. May of us use 1" x 4"s as frames. The average size is 2' x 4' . Polystyrene foam is used as the base and to build up the layout layers. This is a very light weight, yet strong, layout construction. I have used it for my home layout and our club uses it for our modules. You can see the foam and support structure from my home layout below:



Rob
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Nice I like that. I did something similar for my first Z layout but not near as detailed. I'll get there I'm sure
Thanks for sharing your work

@Mike Hollow core doors would sure work but would be quite large in this scale. But would sure work. SWEET!

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5 years 8 months ago #14761 by subwayaz
subwayaz replied the topic: Re: Most Popular Layouts in Z Scale
That test loop that I laid out real quick is 3' x 2'. Plenty big and light as well I must add. 2" Foamboard was used for the base.

Plenty of room for scenery tracks and train action once planned out right.
I have several pieces of MT track left plus some flex track not used as yet.

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5 years 8 months ago #14777 by Socalz44
Socalz44 replied the topic: Re: Most Popular Layouts in Z Scale
Here is a fairly popular Z size: 3'x4' I did this one for a fellow in Iowa in 2008. I like the HCD for Z however, in that it is portable to some extent, and gives good running. Jim

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5 years 8 months ago #14780 by subwayaz
subwayaz replied the topic: Re: Most Popular Layouts in Z Scale
Hey Jim your 3' X 4' looks plenty big and lots of train action. NIce layout also I must add.

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