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Old 07-17-2011, 01:11 PM   #11
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You can use a hot glue gun for laying the roadbed and then the nails to secure the track to it.
Doesn't anyon have some pictures of their z stuff? The scenics above look great but no trains in the pictures. pete
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:30 PM   #12
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Here's a few pictures of mine in production, with some detail for the ballast I use (Merkur Styroplast):









Sorry about the mess in some of the pictures!

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Old 10-05-2011, 01:29 PM   #13
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Very nice coming out real good. I like the train cars. Ron
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:18 PM   #14
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way too small for me--but with my space I could make a huge! layout...also those green passenger cars I rode on in Germany
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #15
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Nightowl I've been away from this site for awhile but just now have seen your pictures. First thanks for posting them. We don't see all that much Z on here. Second it looks like you have a great start on a nice layout. Tunnels and bridges are always interesting and with a triple track mainline you can run at least three trains with the block system or many more with DCC.
I was looking on Yutube this afternoon and found some very nice Z scale layouts that you would enjoy seeing. Just type in "Z scale trains" and watch a few of them. Please keep us posted with your progress. Pete.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:37 PM   #16
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Must not be any progress. Huh? Pete
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:59 PM   #17
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It's interesting how different the various scales look in photographs. If I didn't know better, I would swear this was actually an N scale or possibly even a HO scale layout being photographed.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:55 PM   #18
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ive used hot glue for the cork board and some small nails from the local hobby store. hot glue will dry in 2-4 minutes and stick forgivingly.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #19
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Hot glue is ok for the roadbed butnot for the track. It doesn't adhere well to the plastic ties and comes lose after a short while. Titebond lll is better for the track but tacks or tiny nails is the best.
You right about the pictures American but that's because there isn't anything in the pic that is full scale to compare it with.
Gee no progress for a year. What's up with that? I've been hoping to see a nice Z layout running by now. Pete
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