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Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Passenger Set

Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Passenger Set

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Rob A. Some information about AZL’s Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Passenger set: Before the start of Amtrak on May 1, 1971, the Sunset Limited was operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Sunset Limited is the oldest named train in the United States, operating since November 1894 (though originally named the […]

Big Boy May 2014 Update

Big Boy May 2014 Update

Thursday, May 8, 2014 Hans As communicated earlier, we will manufacture 50 more brass Big Boys in 2014. The base price for the Big Boys will remain unchanged from the first release. To set this run apart we will produce seven new roadnumbers. We will also offer the 4014 again, this time with an oil […]

DIY Centerbeam Lumber Load

DIY Centerbeam Lumber Load

October 15, 2013 American Z Lumber is excited to offer free Norwegian Spruce lumber loads for 73′ center beam flat cars. These loads are specifically designed to fit AZL’s 73′ center beam flat cars. They are a great way to add a little extra detail to the cars. Just down load the PDF and print […]

AZL Visits Hong Kong And China

AZL Visits Hong Kong And China

Friday, May 24, 2013 Hans Our policy is to make at least one factory visit a year, but last time was over 2 years ago. Currently, AZL products are made by AFFA and SDK in China. A small portion is still made by Bowser in Pennsylvania. This trip was to AFFA who made our recent […]

New Releases

March 2015 New Releases | Part 2

March 2015 New Releases | Part 2

It is mid-March already. We are excited to release the first E9s in our E8 and E9 releases. As a bonus… we have our first E9 A-B sets, The Milwaukee Road EMD E9s in an A-B set as well as a single loco.   Milwaukee Road EMD E9s ▼ 62609-1S MILW E9 A 30A 30B […]

March 2015 New Releases | Part 1

March 2015 New Releases | Part 1

For our Western fans, we have a coupler of great releases for you! Rio Grande wide vision cabooses and ACF 2-bay hoppers are now available!   Denver & Rio Grande Western Wide Vision Caboose ▼ 921001-1 D&RGW Wide vision caboose 1501 | MSRP $61.00 921001-2 D&RGW Wide vision caboose 1507 | MSRP $61.00   Denver & […]

February 2015 New Releases | Part 2

February 2015 New Releases | Part 2

In keeping with the New York Central theme for the month, we have NYC E8s! This is the 2nd release in the E8/E9 series.   New York Central EMD E8 ▼ 62604-1 NYC E8 A 4038 | MSRP $176.00 62604-2 NYC E8 A 4040 | MSRP $176.00 62604-3 NYC E8 A 4057 | MSRP $176.00 62604-4 […]

February 2015 New Releases | Part 1

February 2015 New Releases | Part 1

AZL has exciting news…. For February, we have an all new caboose!!! The wide vision cabooses are here! The first road name is SOO Line in their classic white and red livery. The caboose features add on details, window glazing, fine printing and details. Two road numbers are available.   SOO Line Wide Vision Caboose […]

Locomotives

EMD E8/9

EMD E8/9

AZL is excited to announce the release of EMD E8 and E9 locomotives. These are the first injection molded E8/E9s on the market. The first release is Louisville & Nashville. The L&Ns are the ideal motive power for AZL’s L&N heavyweight passenger cars released in December 2014. Four road numbers are available.   Model Photos: […]

Budd RDC

Budd RDC

The Budd Rail Diesel Car, RDC or Buddliner is a self-propelled diesel multiple unit railcar. In the period 1949–1962, 398 RDCs were built by the Budd Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The cars were primarily adopted for passenger service in rural areas with low traffic density or in short-haul commuter service, and were less […]

GP9

GP9

AZL Model Details: Directional controlled LED lighting Traction tires Prototype specific details Separately applied add-on parts Optional add-on plow Dual flywheels Brass handrails and side panels Maintenance free can motor AZL AutoLatch couplers Can be upgraded to DCC with Digritax’s DZ123Z0 decoder   Model Photos:   AZL GP9:

EMD SD70, SD70M, SD75I, SD75M

EMD SD70, SD70M, SD75I, SD75M

AZL Model Details: Directional controlled LED lighting Traction tires Prototype specific details Separately applied add-on parts Optional add-on plow Dual flywheels Brass handrails and side panels Maintenance free can motor AZL AutoLatch couplers Can be upgraded to DCC with Digritax’s DZ123Z0 decoder   Model Photos:   AZL EMD SD70, SD70M, SD75I, SD75M:

Freight

ACF 2-Bay Hoppers

ACF 2-Bay Hoppers

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33,000 Gallon LPG Tank Cars

33,000 Gallon LPG Tank Cars

AZL is extremely excited to announce an all new body style in Z scale! This is 33,000 gallon liquid petroleum gas (LPG) tanks cars! These distinctive ‘whale belly’ tank cars have a long history of operations on the rails and are still in service today.   Model Photos:   AZL SD70:

40′ PFE Reefers

40′ PFE Reefers

About the 40′ PFE Reefers: Pacific Fruit Express (reporting mark PFE) was a railroad refrigerator car leasing company that at one point was the largest refrigerator car operator in the world. The company was founded on December 7, 1906 as a joint venture between the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. It began operation on […]

89’ Intermodal Flat Car

89’ Intermodal Flat Car

About the TTX Type BSH22A 89’ Intermodal Flat Car: Before the advent of double-stack technology, these cars formed the backbone of the intermodal fleet during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Many are still in use today, but most have been converted into autorack flat cars, or cars to carry pipe or wind energy components.   […]

Passenger Cars

Wabash

Wabash

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Louisville & Nashville

Louisville & Nashville

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Illinois Central

Illinois Central

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The Milwaukee Road

The Milwaukee Road

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Caboose

Wide Vision Caboose

Wide Vision Caboose

The wide vision cabooses are here! The first road name is SOO Line in their classic white and red livery. The caboose features add on details, window glazing, fine printing and details.   Model Photos:   Wide Vision Caboose:

CA-1 Brass Wood Side Caboose

CA-1 Brass Wood Side Caboose

CA-1 Brass Wood Side Caboose: AZL is excited to announce the release of brass UP CA-1 cabooses. These cabooses are the perfect compliment to AZL’s Big Boy locomotives. These cabooses are a limited run.   AZL Model Details: Detailed pad printing Window glazing Separately applied handrails Blackened metal wheels AZL AutoLatch™ couplers   Model Photos: […]

CA-3 Steel Caboose

CA-3 Steel Caboose

CA-3 Steel Caboose: AZL is excited to announce the release of brass UP CA-3 cabooses. These cabooses are the perfect compliment to AZL’s Big Boy locomotives. These cabooses are a limited run.   AZL Model Details: Detailed pad printing Window glazing Separately applied handrails Blackened metal wheels AZL AutoLatch™ couplers   Model Photos:   AZL […]

Bay Window Caboose

Bay Window Caboose

About the Bay Window Caboose: In a bay window caboose, the crew monitoring the train sits in the middle of the car in a section of wall that projects from the side of the caboose. The windows set into these extended walls resemble architectural bay windows, so the caboose type is called a bay window […]