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AZL September 2019 New Items
« on: September 01, 2019, 09:12:31 PM »
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AMERICAN Z LINE
September 2019 New Releases Part 1

1952 California Zephyrs!



AZL is proud to offer the legendary California Zephyr operated jointly by the CB&Q, D&RGW and WP between Chicago and Oakland. Scaling both the Rockies and the Sierras it was the most scenic train route in North America. The CZ travelled 2,438 miles starting in 1949 until 1971 when Amtrak took over. All passenger cars were made by Budd. Originally a 10 car consist in 1951, but increased to 11 in 1952. AZL also offers the single PRR car that ran weekly as a through service to and from New York City. The CZ railroads ordered 6 complete sets and AZL have made 4! All three railroads used EMD F3s as pulling power which AZL also offers separately. The correct F3 assignments were: CB&Q A-B-A, D&RGW A-B-B-A and WP A-B-B.

AZL has released two Zephyr sets. The sets and car configurations are as follows. It is important to note that the listing is in order on how the cars would have appeared in the train. The listings are road name, road number, car name and car type:

Set 72100

WP 801 Silver Beaver   Baggage
CB&Q 4717 Silver Lodge Dome
D&RGW 1107 Silver Mustang Dome
WP 817 Silver Thistle    Dome
CB&Q 251 Silver Lounge Dome
WP 863 Silver Mountain 10-6 Sleeper
CB&Q 427 Silver Falls 10-6 Sleeper
WP 842 Silver Platter Diner
CB&Q 401 Silver Larch 16 Section Sleeper
CB&Q 426 Silver Cliff 10-6 Sleeper
WP 802 Silver Crescent Dome Observation

Set 72101

WP 802 Silver Stag Baggage
D&RGW 1108 Silver Pony Dome
WP 814 Silver Sage Dome
CB&Q 4718 Silver Lariat Dome
CB&Q 252 Silver Roundup Dome Buffet
WP 865 Silver Range 10-6 Sleeper
D&RGW 1131 Silver Summit   10-6 Sleeper
CB&Q 195 Silver Restaurant   Diner
D&RGW 1121 Silver Pine 16 Section Sleeper
WP 866 Silver Bay 10-6 Sleeper
CB&Q 375 Silver Horizon Dome Observation

72104 PRR 10-6 Sleeper Silver Rapids 8449 California Zephyr



As an add on car, AZL is offering the single PRR car number 8449 ‘Silver Rapids’ 10-6 sleeper. The PRR operated this car out of New York City. It would be connected to the west bound Zephyrs in Chicago.

EMD F3 Sets – California Zephyr Service

AZL has releases EMD F3 sets for the Burlington (CB&Q), D&RGW and the Western Pacific.  The following locomotives are now available:



62915-1 D&RGW F3A B Set 5521, 5522 California Zephyr Set
62915-2 D&RGW F3A B Set 5524, 5523 California Zephyr Set



62916-1 WP F3A B Set 801A & 801B & 802B California Zephyr Set



62916-2 WP F3A 802A California Zephyr – Single

Note the box has the road number as 801C – the correct number is 802A



62917-1 CB&Q F3A-F3B-FRA 9960A & 9960B & 9960C California Zephyr Set

For more information, please visit:

https://www.americanzline.com/new-releases/zephyr/

We are now taking reservations for these items. The car sets are currently in transit to our offices. We are anticipating shipping to begin on Thursday 9/5/19.

http://www.americanzline.com

http://www.azldirect.com

Rob Kluz
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Re: AZL September 2019 New Items
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 09:38:22 PM »
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Very nice addition to Z

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Re: AZL September 2019 New Items
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 01:48:18 AM »
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VERY nice!  Except for the couplers, Z scale seems to have caught up with N.  And there's not much that can be done about the couplers, if one wants affordable, reliable, and durable couplers.
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Re: AZL September 2019 New Items
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2019, 02:14:19 PM »
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Are there prices anywhere? Or is it a case of "if you have to ask..."  :D
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Re: AZL September 2019 New Items
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Re: AZL September 2019 New Items
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 07:03:30 PM »
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VERY nice!  Except for the couplers, Z scale seems to have caught up with N.  And there's not much that can be done about the couplers, if one wants affordable, reliable, and durable couplers.

until those units go into a curve and those truck-mounted pilots swing out from the frame...
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Re: AZL September 2019 New Items
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 12:49:27 AM »
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Are the pilots removable?  I body mounted the pilot on one of the original Kato/Con-Cor PA-1s in the early 70s, and it worked fine on 18 inch radius curves.  I suspect the same could be done in Z, if the pilot isn't an essential part of the truck frame.
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Re: AZL September 2019 New Items
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2019, 07:52:02 AM »
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So what you see is the dummy front coupler on the pilot. First the coupler can be removed. This leaves a small hole on the pilot that some have filled to create the flushed look.

AZL has designed to the front pilot to be removed. In the packaging, AZL included an optional truck with coupler. So if you were running the A in the end of the locomotive consist and want it to couple with the rolling stock, you remove the pilot and truck and replace with the spare truck included in the packaging. This way you have truck mounted coupler attached to the train. The solution works great!

AZL has included drawbars as well for the locos. You have to love the close coupling.

Other details include the locos are DCC ready. AZL has a standard PCB in these. Digitrax and TCS both offer drop in decoders that are direct replacement for the boards. The locos also come with traction tires. Also, all locos are powered!
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