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Z Scale Marine Railings and Stairways Available
« on: March 13, 2014, 09:07:36 PM »
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N Scale Ships now offers the railings and stairways used on our ships in both Z and N scale.

A Z Scale section of railing is 12.75" (325 mm or a scale 229') long and a scale 42" high (5 mm or 0.2"). It has three railings plus an anchor rail, and stanchions are spaced at a nautical standard 6 scale feet. It is photo etched from 0.07" brass, and is sturdy to withstand handling and dings.  A section is priced at US $5.00; minimum order is 5 sections. Shipping is additional.

The stairways are photo etched 0.07" brass, and are designed to used for rises between floors of a scale seven to twelve feet, or eleven to fifteen risers. They are a scale 18 inches wide, and have a rise-to-run dimension of 7.5" x 8". They can also be easily used for much longer runs, such as accommodation ladders or straight runs of up to 72 risers or 48 scale feet in rise. The handrails are three-high, with two stanchions for every 12-15 steps. A section (3.8" or about five stairways) is priced at $8.00; minimum order is 3 sections. Shipping is additional.

You can see what they look like in this shot of the Z scale 145' Mississippi River System Jeffboat (towboat).



Many folks who have seen my ships at shows have asked me to make these available. If I get enough orders, I'll redo the two-rail railings and wider stairways that I've done for other ships. I think these railings and stairways can be used for a lot of purposes other than ships.

All of this is also available in N scale. My little shipbuilding endeavor is eating up miles of railings, so first come, first served.

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Re: Z Scale Marine Railings and Stairways Available
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2014, 01:56:07 AM »
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Pete, got mine. EXCELLENT quality !! To scale, super sharp detail all the way across that L O N G fret !

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Re: Z Scale Marine Railings and Stairways Available
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 02:39:48 PM »
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Pete, got mine. EXCELLENT quality !! To scale, super sharp detail all the way across that L O N G fret !

Yeah, I probably should have made the frets slightly shorter than 12.75", so they would fit in an ordinary business envelope. But then, I didn't think I'd be selling them. I did them first for a specific boat that needed 12.75" of railing. I may just chop them down to 11" and include the remainder in the envelope, although $7.00 for shipping ain't that bad for Priority Mail.