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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

July 2014 New Releases | Part 3

July 2014 New Releases | Part 3

NATIONAL TRAIN SHOW UPDATE – Bay Window Cabooses Are Back! The bay window cabooses are back! New for July, we have all new Southern Pacific ‘Railroad Police’ cabooses as well as new road numbers on the classic brown and orange SP cabooses.   C-30-5 Bay Window Caboose | New Road Numbers | SP ▼ 92000-09 […]

July 2014 New Releases | Part 2

July 2014 New Releases | Part 2

The ATSF SD75Ms are here! We have had a lot of requests for these. They are now available!.   EMD SD75M ▼ 61011-1 ATSF SD75M 202 Red Warbonnet | MSRP $189.00 61011-2 ATSF SD75M 203 Red Warbonnet | MSRP $189.00 61011-3 ATSF SD75M 208 Red Warbonnet | MSRP $189.00 61011-4 ATSF SD75M 221 Red Warbonnet […]

July 2014 New Releases | Part 1

July 2014 New Releases | Part 1

Brace yourself, but we have some surprises this month! The heavy weight passenger cars are back…. And with two new body styles!!! But first, we have an SD70M and new LPG car to share. CSX is back, but this time in the ‘dark future’ paint scheme. Four road numbers are available.   EMD SD70 ▼ […]

June 2014 New Releases | Part 2

June 2014 New Releases | Part 2

For the June mid-month release, AZL is offering Norfolk Southern SD70s with standard cabs. Four road numbers are available:   EMD SD70 ▼ 61008-1 NS SD70 2509 Black | MSRP $189.00 61008-2 NS SD70 2521 Black | MSRP $189.00 61008-3 NS SD70 2524 Black | MSRP $189.00 61008-4 NS SD70 2530 Black | MSRP $189.00 […]

Locomotives

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:

The Nickel Plate Road Mikado

The Nickel Plate Road Mikado

The New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (reporting mark NKP), abbreviated NYC&St.L, operated in the mid-central United States from 1881 through 1964. Commonly referred to as the Nickel Plate Road, the railroad served a large area, including trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Its primary connections included Buffalo, […]

Mikado

Mikado

About the Mikado: Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-8-2 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, also usually in a trailing truck. This configuration of […]

Freight

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.   […]

73′ Centerbeam Flat Car

73′ Centerbeam Flat Car

About the 73′ Centerbeam Flat Car: Centerbeam flatcars, centerbeams or center partition railcars are specialty cars designed for carrying bundled building supplies such as dimensional lumber, wallboard, and fence posts. They are essentially bulkhead flatcars that have been reinforced by a longitudinal I-beam, often in the form of a Vierendeel truss, sometimes reinforced by diagonal […]

Passenger Cars

Southern Pacific

Southern Pacific

  Model Photos:   Southern Pacific Heavyweight Cars:   Additional Manufacturer Notes:  

ATSF

ATSF

  Model Photos:   ATSF Pullman Cars:   Additional Manufacturer Notes:

New York Central

New York Central

  Model Photos:   New York Central Pullman Cars:   Additional Manufacturer Notes:

Canadian National | Grand Trunk Western

Canadian National | Grand Trunk Western

  Model Photos:   Canadian National | Grand Trunk Western Cars:   Additional Manufacturer Notes:

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 […]