My contribution to Z scale :) Z & US Models

Z&US-Models Apr 1, 2019

  1. Z&US-Models

    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    Hi there!
    Finally joining Trainboard!
    Some of you may know me via AZL Forum or the French one "us-leforum.eu" :)
    As I wrote in my new member introduction, I'm in Z scale for 18 years now.
    After several layout trials, starting with Marklin, MTL tracks, etc, etc, I finally started my home layout ....4years ago.... and the first meters of rails are done (using Fast track)! I can start playing slowly with my locos :) It is a "L" shape layout, 4.5m by 2.2 m with a minimum radius of about 17inches. It is DCC.

    My personal project is set up, and I was looking for structures....but couldn't find enough choice.
    So... in the mid time...last October actually.... I decided to start a new line of Z scale models.:whistle:
    I now produce Z structures :), from the early 1900 to the 50-60s. Most buildings fit the modern time as some of them are still present. I get inspired from real historical American buildings, my first project was the Passenger Depot in Salt Lake City, then I did several more buildings (freight depot, small station, and modular city and down town buildings)
    You can have a look directly on my website https://zandusmodels.wordpress.com, and do not hesitate to share your wishes as I try to fill a gap in Z structures. There was a big lack of city buildings and I will continu designing more, at least one every 2 months, sometimes more like in March with 7 new buildings, sometimes less like now! Taking a small break!
    I'll make trackside structures, small and larger ones, detailing etc.
    Here is a sample of my work :)

    Hope you enjoy!
    I'll present my layout later on on another tread ;)
    ++
    Charlie
     

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    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    Oh, forgot to mention, I've been working on a AZL GP7 front pilot that can receive a MTL coupler #905, without glue or screw. Just need to shorten the coupler body :) It works fine!
    ..and some other detailing...a water tank, a board with about 37 diverse roof detailing, small and large billboards...
    ;)
    ++charlie
     

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  3. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Dang, keep up the great work!!

    Welcome to Trainboard.com!!
    (y)(y)(y)
     
  4. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome, and nice job on the 3D! Do you grow these on your own machine?
     
  5. Z&US-Models

    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    Hi,
    Thanks :)
    And yes I do all the job, research, design, printing, selling :) I'm free to draw whatever come to my mind:)
    Charlie
     
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  6. Chris333

    Chris333 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Do you have any smaller models available as an stl file?
     
  7. Z&US-Models

    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    Hi,
    I'll make smaller models but I won't be giving or selling stl files..
    Charlie
     
  8. mdvholland

    mdvholland TrainBoard Member

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    Awesome!
     
  9. southernnscale

    southernnscale TrainBoard Supporter

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    All Outstanding! great work! I have used and outside printing service to print what I wanted! But can be pricy. I did a set of building like your but not as detailed! keep up the great! I also don't sell STL files either But I'm not a professional designer! I have trained myself with a 3D program. good luck and waiting to see more.
     
  10. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Charlie, welcome here as well. ;)

    Dom, your neighbour
     
  11. Z&US-Models

    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    Hi there!
    I've been busy with other work lately.
    I'm now preparing the next models. First, I will make a series of backdrop buildings.
    It will consist of 4 backdrop industries buildings, of course inspired by real ones and in different regions:):
    -A creamery company bldg
    -A Meat packing building with platform
    -2 brewery building (a depot with platform and a bottling bldg.)
    They will be between approx. 15 to 30 cm long (one or two of them could be modular with possible extensions). Depth will be around 3-4 cm to be used as a backdrop.
    Release date is not fixed, probably the first one by the end of the month, then one every 2 weeks.

    Hope you'll like ;)
    Charlie
     
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    husafreak TrainBoard Member

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    Great. Having lived in NYC I loved the Flat Iron building most, I never imagined a train running past it but I do now! Take a look at the train station in downtown San Diego for a Southwest feel. And with the beautiful detail you are getting maybe something from the Louis Sullivan period from Chicago or New York's Grand Central Station ;) Of course we want to keep you busy!
     
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  13. Z&US-Models

    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks :)
    Do not hesitate to post pictures of these, it may already be on my list, otherwise it could give me other ideas of stuff you need ;)
    Charlie
     
  14. southernnscale

    southernnscale TrainBoard Supporter

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    I will be interested in the creamery Building! I have done several Borden's models! Can't wait to see them!
     
  15. Z&US-Models

    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    Hi
    You may then be happy as it is the first that will be released. I have to say I'm done with the design, tomorrow I'll do the printing test and drawings :)
    Charlie
     
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    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    Hi there,
    Here's the first industry building of the backdrop series. Inspired by a creamery company bldg in Ohio and a milk-traffic trackside structure.
    More details on my web page :)

    Charlie
     

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    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    And here are the small details to customize those structures :)
    Enjoy :)
    Charlie
     

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    Z&US-Models TrainBoard Member

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    Hi there,
    My last demand was a hotel from Union Pacific in Salt Lake City.
    The structure is now ready for selling. I'll now get back on the backdrop structure mentioned previously

    Charlie :)
     

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  19. husafreak

    husafreak TrainBoard Member

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    Great stuff. Now I can’t wait for another Salt Lake City layover to look at it again in person.
     
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  20. SMR

    SMR TrainBoard Member

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    The UP hotel is very interesting. How big is it?
    Best,
    Sven
     

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