Modular Z Railroading for the 21st Century

It's that time again! We are getting ready to have a mini show and run some trains in Emmaus Pennsylvania. The third week in October is our target date. Let us know... Don't forget to check in with Ron at London Bridge hobbies to see what is new and available.

 

We are looking at using one of the sectional roadbed/track profiles to replace the circuit boards we are currently using at our modules ends to hold the track in place. The circuit board material has never failed or been damaged in more than 15 years. With that being said there is a lot of desirability in using something a bit "easier" to install.

 

One of the most appreciated features of our system is the ability to have track that is laid between modules at obtuse angles. No more need for track to follow the edge of the modules. This really improves the visual aesthetic of our setups.

 

www.LondonBridgeToys.com

 

www.KeepZfaith.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ is a Group and a System

 

Our group promotes Z Scale in a very unique way. ZtrakZ was originally designed as a show layout for use in conjunction with shows presented by the RF&PMRR Club, which is incorporated in Virginia. ZtrakZ’s evolving design showcases new uses of composite materials as well as innovative interconnection techniques. Our 8’ x 8’ layout can be set up by one person in 15 minutes flat!

 

Ron Ruddell of London Bridge Hobbies and Bob Olsen of Penzee fame have modules and are forming a group in Pennsylvania. Brent Moore fabricated a transitional module so we can run with the Z-Bend group in Northern Virginia. I'm just running in circles.

 

 

 

 

Technology of ZtrakZ

 

Baltic Birch (½” Cabinet Grade Plywood) 8” x 32” frames (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Corner modules match 8” on track ends (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Armstrong Armalok Interlocking Flooring (Quick Module Setup)

 

Track soldered to Circuit Board (No interconnecting track, even quicker setup!)

 

658B Modular Telephone wiring (Inter Module Wiring, fastest wiring on earth)

 

Foam scenery laminated to thin hard board base (You can stand on it!)

 

DCC operation (Decoders mounted to track, utilizing DCC RF Handheld Throttles)

 

Last, but not least, Phenoseal adhesive (Nectar of the Gods)

 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brotherhood of ZtrakZ

 

Brent Moore is responsible for the birth of ZtrakZ. It’s amazing what you can do with a million dollars worth of tools in a well equipped production shop. However if you have talent like Brent, there is no limit to your creativity. ZtrakZ is a testament to Brent’s brilliant mind. New scratch building projects are in the works.

 

John Crockett adds his stability in keeping the layout up and running at shows. Our recent show at the Richmond's Union Station (Science Museum of Virginia) was a success in no small part due to John's efforts.

 

Jim Crockett has this thing about Stock Cars and Great Northern operations. His help is always appreciated.

 

Leslie Skeans (that’s me) pushed the Armstrong flooring and Modular wiring (Western Electric standards). Just like Frank Lloyd Wright, I throw crazy ideas into the breeze and see which ones stick. By the way, life is very good!

 

 

 

 

ZtrakZ Contacts

 

Brent Moore - Brent@ZtrakZ.com

 

John Crockett - John@ZtrakZ.com

 

Jim Crockett - Jim@ZtrakZ.com

 

Leslie Skeans - Les@ZtrakZ.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ uses 568B Wiring Standard

 

Front Track - Pair 1 - White/Blue

 

Rear Track - Pair 3 - White/Green

 

Accessories - Pair 2 - White/ Orange

 

Accessories - Pair 4 - White/Brown

 

The colored lead is hot, the white is not!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Z Scale Resources

 

Ztrack Magazine

 

Z Scale Forum

 

Z-Bend Group

 

Z Scale News

 

Uncle Will

 

London Bridge

 

Micro-Trains

 

Keep Z Faith

 

Back Drops

 

Black Bear Trestles

 

BLW

 

Central Hobbies

 

Cleaning Track

 

DCC Trains

 

Digitrax

 

Do it yourself

 

Euro Rail

 

Feather River

 

Grayland

 

Guide to Scale

 

IBL Layouts

 

Langley

 

Micron Art

 

NMRA

 

NMRA Z Layouts

 

On Tracks

 

Red Rock

 

Reynaulds

 

Scale Models

 

Sound

 

Train Board

 

Trains.Com

 

Tunnel Portals

 

Turnout Templates

 

Walthers

 

Z Scale Monster

 

Z World

 

Ztrains

 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2001-2017 - Brent Moore - Leslie W. Skeans - All Rights Reserved (960)

Modular Z Railroading for the 21st Century

It's that time again! We are getting ready to have a mini show and run some trains in Emmaus Pennsylvania. The third week in October is our target date. Let us know... Don't forget to check in with Ron at London Bridge hobbies to see what is new and available.

 

We are looking at using one of the sectional roadbed/track profiles to replace the circuit boards we are currently using at our modules ends to hold the track in place. The circuit board material has never failed or been damaged in more than 15 years. With that being said there is a lot of desirability in using something a bit "easier" to install.

 

One of the most appreciated features of our system is the ability to have track that is laid between modules at obtuse angles. No more need for track to follow the edge of the modules. This really improves the visual aesthetic of our setups.

 

www.LondonBridgeToys.com

 

www.KeepZfaith.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ is a Group and a System

 

Our group promotes Z Scale in a very unique way. ZtrakZ was originally designed as a show layout for use in conjunction with shows presented by the RF&PMRR Club, which is incorporated in Virginia. ZtrakZ’s evolving design showcases new uses of composite materials as well as innovative interconnection techniques. Our 8’ x 8’ layout can be set up by one person in 15 minutes flat!

 

Ron Ruddell of London Bridge Hobbies and Bob Olsen of Penzee fame have modules and are forming a group in Pennsylvania. Brent Moore fabricated a transitional module so we can run with the Z-Bend group in Northern Virginia. I'm just running in circles.

 

 

 

 

Technology of ZtrakZ

 

Baltic Birch (½” Cabinet Grade Plywood) 8” x 32” frames (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Corner modules match 8” on track ends (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Armstrong Armalok Interlocking Flooring (Quick Module Setup)

 

Track soldered to Circuit Board (No interconnecting track, even quicker setup!)

 

658B Modular Telephone wiring (Inter Module Wiring, fastest wiring on earth)

 

Foam scenery laminated to thin hard board base (You can stand on it!)

 

DCC operation (Decoders mounted to track, utilizing DCC RF Handheld Throttles)

 

Last, but not least, Phenoseal adhesive (Nectar of the Gods)

 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brotherhood of ZtrakZ

 

Brent Moore is responsible for the birth of ZtrakZ. It’s amazing what you can do with a million dollars worth of tools in a well equipped production shop. However if you have talent like Brent, there is no limit to your creativity. ZtrakZ is a testament to Brent’s brilliant mind. New scratch building projects are in the works.

 

John Crockett adds his stability in keeping the layout up and running at shows. Our recent show at the Richmond's Union Station (Science Museum of Virginia) was a success in no small part due to John's efforts.

 

Jim Crockett has this thing about Stock Cars and Great Northern operations. His help is always appreciated.

 

Leslie Skeans (that’s me) pushed the Armstrong flooring and Modular wiring (Western Electric standards). Just like Frank Lloyd Wright, I throw crazy ideas into the breeze and see which ones stick. By the way, life is very good!

 

 

 

 

ZtrakZ Contacts

 

Brent Moore - Brent@ZtrakZ.com

 

John Crockett - John@ZtrakZ.com

 

Jim Crockett - Jim@ZtrakZ.com

 

Leslie Skeans - Les@ZtrakZ.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ uses 568B Wiring Standard

 

Front Track - Pair 1 - White/Blue

 

Rear Track - Pair 3 - White/Green

 

Accessories - Pair 2 - White/ Orange

 

Accessories - Pair 4 - White/Brown

 

The colored lead is hot, the white is not!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
















 

 

 

 

 

 

Z Scale Resources

 

Ztrack Magazine

 

Z Scale Forum

 

Z-Bend Group

 

Z Scale News

 

Uncle Will

 

London Bridge

 

Micro-Trains

 

Keep Z Faith

 

Back Drops

 

Black Bear Trestles

 

BLW

 

Central Hobbies

 

Cleaning Track

 

DCC Trains

 

Digitrax

 

Do it yourself

 

Euro Rail

 

Feather River

 

Grayland

 

Guide to Scale

 

IBL Layouts

 

Langley

 

Micron Art

 

NMRA

 

NMRA Z Layouts

 

On Tracks

 

Red Rock

 

Reynaulds

 

Scale Models

 

Sound

 

Train Board

 

Trains.Com

 

Tunnel Portals

 

Turnout Templates

 

Walthers

 

Z Scale Monster

 

Z World

 

Ztrains

© 2001-2017 - Brent Moore - Leslie W. Skeans - All Rights Reserved (768)

Modular Z Railroading for the 21st Century

It's that time again! We are getting ready to have a mini show and run some trains in Emmaus Pennsylvania. The third week in October is our target date. Let us know... Don't forget to check in with Ron at London Bridge hobbies to see what is new and available.

 

We are looking at using one of the sectional roadbed/track profiles to replace the circuit boards we are currently using at our modules ends to hold the track in place. The circuit board material has never failed or been damaged in more than 15 years. With that being said there is a lot of desirability in using something a bit "easier" to install.

 

One of the most appreciated features of our system is the ability to have track that is laid between modules at obtuse angles. No more need for track to follow the edge of the modules. This really improves the visual aesthetic of our setups.

 

www.LondonBridgeToys.com

 

www.KeepZfaith.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ is a Group and a System

 

Our group promotes Z Scale in a very unique way. ZtrakZ was originally designed as a show layout for use in conjunction with shows presented by the RF&PMRR Club, which is incorporated in Virginia. ZtrakZ’s evolving design showcases new uses of composite materials as well as innovative interconnection techniques. Our 8’ x 8’ layout can be set up by one person in 15 minutes flat!

 

Ron Ruddell of London Bridge Hobbies and Bob Olsen of Penzee fame have modules and are forming a group in Pennsylvania. Brent Moore fabricated a transitional module so we can run with the Z-Bend group in Northern Virginia. I'm just running in circles.

 

 

 

 

Technology of ZtrakZ

 

Baltic Birch (½” Cabinet Grade Plywood) 8” x 32” frames (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Corner modules match 8” on track ends (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Armstrong Armalok Interlocking Flooring (Quick Module Setup)

 

Track soldered to Circuit Board (No interconnecting track, even quicker setup!)

 

658B Modular Telephone wiring (Inter Module Wiring, fastest wiring on earth)

 

Foam scenery laminated to thin hard board base (You can stand on it!)

 

DCC operation (Decoders mounted to track, utilizing DCC RF Handheld Throttles)

 

Last, but not least, Phenoseal adhesive (Nectar of the Gods)

 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brotherhood of ZtrakZ

 

Brent Moore is responsible for the birth of ZtrakZ. It’s amazing what you can do with a million dollars worth of tools in a well equipped production shop. However if you have talent like Brent, there is no limit to your creativity. ZtrakZ is a testament to Brent’s brilliant mind. New scratch building projects are in the works.

 

John Crockett adds his stability in keeping the layout up and running at shows. Our recent show at the Richmond's Union Station (Science Museum of Virginia) was a success in no small part due to John's efforts.

 

Jim Crockett has this thing about Stock Cars and Great Northern operations. His help is always appreciated.

 

Leslie Skeans (that’s me) pushed the Armstrong flooring and Modular wiring (Western Electric standards). Just like Frank Lloyd Wright, I throw crazy ideas into the breeze and see which ones stick. By the way, life is very good!

 

 

 

 

ZtrakZ Contacts

 

Brent Moore - Brent@ZtrakZ.com

 

John Crockett - John@ZtrakZ.com

 

Jim Crockett - Jim@ZtrakZ.com

 

Leslie Skeans - Les@ZtrakZ.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ uses 568B Wiring Standard

 

Front Track - Pair 1 - White/Blue

 

Rear Track - Pair 3 - White/Green

 

Accessories - Pair 2 - White/ Orange

 

Accessories - Pair 4 - White/Brown

 

The colored lead is hot, the white is not!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 















Z Scale Resources

 

Ztrack Magazine

 

Z Scale Forum

 

Z-Bend Group

 

Z Scale News

 

Uncle Will

 

London Bridge

 

Micro-Trains

 

Keep Z Faith

 

Back Drops

 

Black Bear Trestles

 

BLW

 

Central Hobbies

 

Cleaning Track

 

DCC Trains

 

Digitrax

 

Do it yourself

 

Euro Rail

 

Feather River

 

Grayland

 

Guide to Scale

 

IBL Layouts

 

Langley

 

Micron Art

 

NMRA

 

NMRA Z Layouts

 

On Tracks

 

Red Rock

 

Reynaulds

 

Scale Models

 

Sound

 

Train Board

 

Trains.Com

 

Tunnel Portals

 

Turnout Templates

 

Walthers

 

Z Scale Monster

 

Z World

 

Ztrains

© 2001-2017 - Brent Moore - Leslie W. Skeans - All Rights Reserved (640)

Modular Z Railroading for the 21st Century

It's that time again! We are getting ready to have a mini show and run some trains in Emmaus Pennsylvania. The third week in October is our target date. Let us know... Don't forget to check in with Ron at London Bridge hobbies to see what is new and available.

 

We are looking at using one of the sectional roadbed/track profiles to replace the circuit boards we are currently using at our modules ends to hold the track in place. The circuit board material has never failed or been damaged in more than 15 years. With that being said there is a lot of desirability in using something a bit "easier" to install.

 

One of the most appreciated features of our system is the ability to have track that is laid between modules at obtuse angles. No more need for track to follow the edge of the modules. This really improves the visual aesthetic of our setups.

 

www.LondonBridgeToys.com

 

www.KeepZfaith.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ is a Group and a System

 

Our group promotes Z Scale in a very unique way. ZtrakZ was originally designed as a show layout for use in conjunction with shows presented by the RF&PMRR Club, which is incorporated in Virginia. ZtrakZ’s evolving design showcases new uses of composite materials as well as innovative interconnection techniques. Our 8’ x 8’ layout can be set up by one person in 15 minutes flat!

 

Ron Ruddell of London Bridge Hobbies and Bob Olsen of Penzee fame have modules and are forming a group in Pennsylvania. Brent Moore fabricated a transitional module so we can run with the Z-Bend group in Northern Virginia. I'm just running in circles.

 

 

 

 

Technology of ZtrakZ

 

Baltic Birch (½” Cabinet Grade Plywood) 8” x 32” frames (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Corner modules match 8” on track ends (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Armstrong Armalok Interlocking Flooring (Quick Module Setup)

 

Track soldered to Circuit Board (No interconnecting track, even quicker setup!)

 

658B Modular Telephone wiring (Inter Module Wiring, fastest wiring on earth)

 

Foam scenery laminated to thin hard board base (You can stand on it!)

 

DCC operation (Decoders mounted to track, utilizing DCC RF Handheld Throttles)

 

Last, but not least, Phenoseal adhesive (Nectar of the Gods)

 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brotherhood of ZtrakZ

 

Brent Moore is responsible for the birth of ZtrakZ. It’s amazing what you can do with a million dollars worth of tools in a well equipped production shop. However if you have talent like Brent, there is no limit to your creativity. ZtrakZ is a testament to Brent’s brilliant mind. New scratch building projects are in the works.

 

John Crockett adds his stability in keeping the layout up and running at shows. Our recent show at the Richmond's Union Station (Science Museum of Virginia) was a success in no small part due to John's efforts.

 

Jim Crockett has this thing about Stock Cars and Great Northern operations. His help is always appreciated.

 

Leslie Skeans (that’s me) pushed the Armstrong flooring and Modular wiring (Western Electric standards). Just like Frank Lloyd Wright, I throw crazy ideas into the breeze and see which ones stick. By the way, life is very good!

 

 

 

 

ZtrakZ Contacts

 

Brent Moore - Brent@ZtrakZ.com

 

John Crockett - John@ZtrakZ.com

 

Jim Crockett - Jim@ZtrakZ.com

 

Leslie Skeans - Les@ZtrakZ.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ uses 568B Wiring Standard

 

Front Track - Pair 1 - White/Blue

 

Rear Track - Pair 3 - White/Green

 

Accessories - Pair 2 - White/ Orange

 

Accessories - Pair 4 - White/Brown

 

The colored lead is hot, the white is not!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









Z Scale Resources

 

Ztrack Magazine

 

Z Scale Forum

 

Z-Bend Group

 

Z Scale News

 

Uncle Will

 

London Bridge

 

Micro-Trains

 

Keep Z Faith

 

Back Drops

 

Black Bear Trestles

 

BLW

 

Central Hobbies

 

Cleaning Track

 

DCC Trains

 

Digitrax

 

Do it yourself

 

Euro Rail

 

Feather River

 

Grayland

 

Guide to Scale

 

IBL Layouts

 

Langley

 

Micron Art

 

NMRA

 

NMRA Z Layouts

 

On Tracks

 

Red Rock

 

Reynaulds

 

Scale Models

 

Sound

 

Train Board

 

Trains.Com

 

Tunnel Portals

 

Turnout Templates

 

Walthers

 

Z Scale Monster

 

Z World

 

Ztrains

 

 

 

 

© 2001-2017 - Brent Moore - Leslie W. Skeans

All Rights Reserved (414)

Modular Z Railroading for the 21st Century

It's that time again! We are getting ready to have a mini show and run some trains in Emmaus Pennsylvania. The third week in October is our target date. Let us know... Don't forget to check in with Ron at London Bridge hobbies to see what is new and available.

 

We are looking at using one of the sectional roadbed/track profiles to replace the circuit boards we are currently using at our modules ends to hold the track in place. The circuit board material has never failed or been damaged in more than 15 years. With that being said there is a lot of desirability in using something a bit "easier" to install.

 

One of the most appreciated features of our system is the ability to have track that is laid between modules at obtuse angles. No more need for track to follow the edge of the modules. This really improves the visual aesthetic of our setups.

 

www.LondonBridgeToys.com

 

www.KeepZfaith.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ is a Group and a System

 

Our group promotes Z Scale in a very unique way. ZtrakZ was originally designed as a show layout for use in conjunction with shows presented by the RF&PMRR Club, which is incorporated in Virginia. ZtrakZ’s evolving design showcases new uses of composite materials as well as innovative interconnection techniques. Our 8’ x 8’ layout can be set up by one person in 15 minutes flat!

 

Ron Ruddell of London Bridge Hobbies and Bob Olsen of Penzee fame have modules and are forming a group in Pennsylvania. Brent Moore fabricated a transitional module so we can run with the Z-Bend group in Northern Virginia. I'm just running in circles.

 

 

 

Technology of ZtrakZ

 

Baltic Birch (½” Cabinet Grade Plywood) 8” x 32” frames (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Corner modules match 8” on track ends (Similar to Jim Fitzgerald’s Ntrak specifications)

 

Armstrong Armalok Interlocking Flooring (Quick Module Setup)

 

Track soldered to Circuit Board (No interconnecting track, even quicker setup!)

 

658B Modular Telephone wiring (Inter Module Wiring, fastest wiring on earth)

 

Foam scenery laminated to thin hard board base (You can stand on it!)

 

DCC operation (Decoders mounted to track, utilizing DCC RF Handheld Throttles)

 

Last, but not least, Phenoseal adhesive (Nectar of the Gods)

 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brotherhood of ZtrakZ

 

Brent Moore is responsible for the birth of ZtrakZ. It’s amazing what you can do with a million dollars worth of tools in a well equipped production shop. However if you have talent like Brent, there is no limit to your creativity. ZtrakZ is a testament to Brent’s brilliant mind. New scratch building projects are in the works.

 

John Crockett adds his stability in keeping the layout up and running at shows. Our recent show at the Richmond's Union Station (Science Museum of Virginia) was a success in no small part due to John's efforts.

 

Jim Crockett has this thing about Stock Cars and Great Northern operations. His help is always appreciated.

 

Leslie Skeans (that’s me) pushed the Armstrong flooring and Modular wiring (Western Electric standards). Just like Frank Lloyd Wright, I throw crazy ideas into the breeze and see which ones stick. By the way, life is very good!

 

 

 

 

ZtrakZ Contacts

 

Brent Moore Brent@ZtrakZ.com

 

John Crockett John@ZtrakZ.com

 

Jim Crockett

Jim@ZtrakZ.com

 

Leslie Skeans

Les@ZtrakZ.com

 

 

 

ZtrakZ uses 568B Wiring Standard

 

Front Track - Pair 1 - White/Blue

 

Rear Track - Pair 3 - White/Green

 

Accessories - Pair 2 - White/ Orange

 

Accessories - Pair 4 - White/Brown

 

The colored lead is hot, the white is not!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Z Scale Resources

 

Ztrack Magazine

 

Z Scale Forum

 

Z-Bend Group

 

Z Scale News

 

Uncle Will

 

London Bridge

 

Micro-Trains

 

Keep Z Faith

 

Back Drops

 

Black Bear Trestles

 

BLW

 

Central Hobbies

 

Cleaning Track

 

DCC Trains

 

Digitrax

 

Do it yourself

 

Euro Rail

 

Feather River

 

Grayland

 

Guide to Scale

 

IBL Layouts

 

Langley

 

Micron Art

 

NMRA

 

NMRA Z Layouts

 

On Tracks

 

Red Rock

 

Reynaulds

 

Scale Models

 

Sound

 

Train Board

 

Trains.Com

 

Tunnel Portals

 

Turnout Templates

 

Walthers

 

Z Scale Monster

 

Z World

 

Ztrains

 

 

 

© 2001-2017 - Brent Moore - Leslie W. Skeans

All Rights Reserved (320)