Frisco GP38-2's Released in Z by AZL

Discussion in 'Z Scale' started by Doug A., Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Doug A.

    Doug A. Member

    Just joined the group and thought I'd provide an update. Earlier this year AZL announced another run of GP38-2's and this group includes Frisco! The models were just released about a month ago and they look nice. (y) I don't have one but just from the pics I've seen online.


    I'm reluctant to admit I'm modeling in Z because I know from my years in N that N-scale and especially Z-scale is where "train forum street-cred" goes to die. :(o_O But that's the reality. I model BNSF-era but I do have one of the Frisco covered hoppers by AZL in the mix. Also plan to get one of the Micro-Trains ribside boxcars. Both of these freight cars were still around in the 2005 timeframe I model. Covered hoppers still are...not sure if any of the boxcars are left roaming about though.
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Modeling in Z scale presents one with gaps in availability of rolling stock vs N and HO, akin to gaps in availability of HO Frisco rolling stock vs Sante Fe rolling stock (the modeling path of least resistance).
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  3. Doug A.

    Doug A. Member

    Keith, that's very true. A lot of stand-ins and 3ft rule in play. And "squint a little and it looks ok". :whistle:

    But, things are getting better. And I've been able to get some stuff 3D printed to fill in some voids.
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  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    I am amazed at what technology has done to make Z scale a reality, and am thrilled that you can find your niche in the world's greatest hobby.
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