Talk:Z scale

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Scale vers gauge

This article is about Z scale. Z scale covers the normal gauge (6.5 mm) and metric narrow gauge (4.5 mm) in 1:220. Using the word gauge instead of word scale is utterly confusing in this context.
Z220info 08:26, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Question about the 1972 date of "Z"[edit]

Garylcamp (talk) 19:21, 26 August 2011 (UTC) Garylcamp (talk) I was stationed in Stutgart Germany in mid 1968 to end of 1969. These "Z" trains were commen in the stores during this stay. I wanted to buy them as they were cheap (1$/engine 0.25$/car) and cute but GI pay was minuscule. The point here is that they were on the market in Germany in at least 1969 and possibly 68 and not 1972 release date as mentioned. If they were released to the rest of the world then it should be thus stated.

  • They may not have been true Z scale, but some other miniature trains. --Janke | Talk 07:25, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
  • I very much doubt your findings since no German source supports the availability of z scale before 1972. In late 60s Märklin was experimenting with N scale products, which were never offered commercially. Instead, they started to develop a completely new model railway scale 1:220. Prior to 1972 there may have been some prototypes of z-scale products, but seeing them publicly in stores 3-4 years earlier sounds a bit unbelievable. - Z220info (talk) 08:53, 27 August 2011 (UTC)