My contribution to Z scale :) Z & US Models

Z&US-Models Apr 1, 2019

  1. Z&US-Models

    Z&US-Models New 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 New 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 New 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 New 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
     

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