Z Build Corner
Cover shot
January | February 2014
Photo spread Mike Velazquez's UP layout
New body style from MTL - 51' Mechanical Reefers
New German rolling stock from FR
Improving the look of Rokuhan track
Marklin's 2014 Insider Models
MCZ offering 40' container chassis
Zedex 2013 show report
Marklin Autumn releases
Thomas' briefcase layout
...and so much more!

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March | April 2014
Upcoming Highlights...
Shasta - Kev Smith's Z-Bend Modules
Marklin 2014 New Items
Scratch building a flat car
AZL's Big Boys are back!
MTL releasing proto-weathering stock
Rokuhan releases double slip switches
Rokuhan's EF66 freight locomotives
Saxton's custom truss bridge
...and so much more!

Z Scale Basics

March 3, 2013

From the new issue of Ztrack Magazine:

Living The Train Life

Trains are interesting little things. You think about all of these people collecting and selling the 3"-4" metal boxes that run around in circles on a track. I will admit, it’s pretty cool and it really is so much more than that. So, you may be wondering why I am writing here?

My name is Madeline. I’m 15 years old, and you could say I’m pretty close with Rob Kluz. Many of you think of Rob as a business man, a work partner, an acquaintance, and a friend. To me, he is completely different - he’s my dad! For as long as I can remember there were trains surrounding me. There were boxes of them in every room of the house. Train related stuff was everywhere. It has always been a part of my life.

My dad often asks my sisters, my mom and I to help out with the business and we always have (yeah, right - edit). We always have something to do, whether it be shipping orders, sorting items, filing papers …and so much more. My dad’s “train friends” as we call them (well, I guess you!) visit the house to do business, or other times to see my dad’s layout. I cannot even remember the amount of train shows I’ve been to in my short life....

Read the rest of this month's Trackside Perspective in the current issue of Ztrack Magazine.
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