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AZL NTS 2011 New Items
« on: July 12, 2011, 01:59:39 PM »
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American Z Line unveiled over 55 new items during the National Train Show in Sacramento this past weekend. This included three all new freight cars and new locomotives. On display was the much anticipated Big Boy. The preproduction raw brass version was on display. No release date has been set at this time.



Also on display were both the light and heavy Mikados. Estimate price will be in the $200 range.



A F3 A and B unit was announced. No samples were shown at this time. Estimated release date is 2012.

All samples of AZL GP30s were on display. The first release of GP30s in set to happen in about two weeks.



The road names for the GP30s are:

ATSF
Cotton Belt (Ztrack Magazine Exclusive release)
Great Northern
Wisconsin Central
New York Central
Rio Grande
Southern Pacific
Union Pacific

A preproduction sample of the GP38-2 was shown. AZL announced twelve road names will be released. These are:

ATSF
BN
BNSF
CN
CP
CSX
Grand Trunk
Milwaukee Road
Norfolk Southern
Soo
Southern Pacific
Union Pacific

Three all new body styles were released. The first is a Greenbrier 73' centerbeam car. No samples were shown.

The second new body style is a PC&F 60' beer car. A release date and road names have not been set.



The third new body style is a waffle side gondola. A release date and road names have not been set. The photo is below.

Sample of the RTTX 89' intermodal flats were show. A release date has not been set. The photo is below.

On display, AZL showed the upcoming runs of 23,000 gallon funnel flow tank cars, ACF 3-Bays and auto racks. The following funnel flow tank cars are set to be released:

ADM
DNAX (Railcare)
PRTX (Asphalt 1)
Prox (Procor - black)

The following ACF 3-Bay road names are set to be released:

BNSF
CN
Chicago North Western
Cotton Belt (Ztrack Magazine Exclusive release)
Kansas City Southern
Golden West Service
Montana Rail Link
Northern Pacific
Sante Fe
Southern Pacific

The second run of bay-window cabooses was shown. The following road names are set for release:

BN
Chicago North Western
Cotton Belt (Ztrack Magazine Exclusive release)
CSX
Milwaukee
NS
Rock Island
UP - North Platte Service Unit
Wisconsin Central

The second run of autoracks were also on display. The following road names are planned:

ATSF
BN
BNSF
CSX
Ferromex
NS
Southern Pacific (new version)
Union Pacific (Building America)

Finally, AZL showed samples of their heavy weight passenger coaches. On display were the Pullman 10-1-2 sleeping car, 12-1 sleeping car and the 36 seat dining car.

New releases will be coming monthly starting in August.

Rob Kluz

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Re: AZL NTS 2011 New Items
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 02:01:47 PM »
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Those Mikados look good.  For some reason the driving wheels on the Big Boy looked undersized.

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Re: AZL NTS 2011 New Items
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 02:06:06 PM »
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Sample of the waffle side gondola



RTTX 89' intermodal car shown with 48' container



KCS 3-bay hopper. Preproduction sample. Chute color to be corrected.

Rob Kluz
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Re: AZL NTS 2011 New Items
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 02:09:14 PM »
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Two more...



BN autorack



CSX bay window caboose

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Re: AZL NTS 2011 New Items
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 02:15:30 PM »
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Mikado is very Excellent!  This will have me dusting off the layout.

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Re: AZL NTS 2011 New Items
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 04:26:31 PM »
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Is there a reason the 45' container has 48' markings on it?
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Re: AZL NTS 2011 New Items
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 05:06:29 PM »
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James, sorry my typo. That is a 48' container.

Rob

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Re: AZL NTS 2011 New Items
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 05:45:08 PM »
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It's a great time for Z Scale, that's for sure.
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Re: AZL NTS 2011 New Items
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 08:07:54 AM »
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I uploaded a PDF showing the illustrations of the liveries for the planned GP38-2s. You can download it at the following link. This should be an automatic download:

http://www.ztrack.com/pdf/NTS2011gp38-2_sm.pdf

Also, I failed to mention, AZL was showing off their spartan cab Illinois Central SD70 at the show. They are working on the chassis to add even more weight.

Rob