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Z scale Mikado
« on: March 13, 2008, 07:08:19 PM »
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Incase you hadn't heard, a new company is planning its entrance into the locomotive market, soon.

North American Scale Models
http://www.nascalemodels.com/index.html

To target a larger market, they have planned their initial release for Z scale.  (The owners had several discussions on the Yahoo Nn3 group last year)  They seem to be dedicated to quality products, Z, N, and Nn3.

Let's hope the talk is backed up with the products promised.
-Robert

Uintah Railway, Utah Railway.

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Re: Z scale Mikado
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 07:14:24 PM »
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I hope I can afford one.

Over on trainboard I noted that their "Heavy Mikado" page shows a prototype photo of a light mikado. I got asked how I could tell   ;D  I then posted drawings of each.  The owner (Tony) says there is little difference other than boiler pressure  ::)  and they plan to interchange roadnames of both heavy and light prototypes. I suspect what they end up producing will be light.


I'm I the only one who can see a clear difference between a "heavy" and "light"?

Still wish then well  :P

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Re: Z scale Mikado
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 10:36:40 PM »
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I'm I the only one who can see a clear difference between a "heavy" and "light"?


No.

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Re: Z scale Mikado
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008, 02:50:06 PM »
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It was reconfirmed today with discussions on, and off, the Yahoo Nn3 group.  The Z scale release was chosen very specifically for Nn3 chassis applications, as well as the need in Z scale for the full model.


In time, hopefully they can fill the gap Marklin is leaving with the discontinuance of so many steam locos.
-Robert

Uintah Railway, Utah Railway.