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Big Boy November 2013 Update

Big Boy November 2013 Update

Friday, November 29, 2013 Hans As communicated earlier, we will manufacture 50 more brass Big Boys next year. 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 […]

Some Fun Facts About The Heavyweight Cars

Some Fun Facts About The Heavyweight Cars

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Rob A. While the individual railroads almost always owned their Coach (or Chair Car in the case of ATSF) rolling stock, up until the breakup of the Pullman Company in 1944 (enforced in 1947), Pullman owned and operated virtually all of the sleeping cars in America. The vast majority of these […]

New Releases

April 2014 New Releases | Parts 1, 2

April 2014 New Releases | Parts 1, 2

NEW to the AZL line – EMD GP9s! AZL is excited to release the GP9s. These supplement AZL’s popular EMD GP7s. The first release is a must for SP fans! These are bloody nose GP9s with long range tanks! Four road numbers are available. Note, each locomotives comes with optional pilots.   EMD GP9 ▼ […]

March 2014 New Releases | Part 2

March 2014 New Releases | Part 2

AZL Special Commission Based on the success of AZL’s military line, AZL has decided to release the M109 Howitzers as a stand alone item. The M109s have been created specifically for AZL from Z-Panzer. They are highly detailed and feature a revolving turret and gun that can be angled. This is a limited edition release. […]

March 2014 New Releases | Part 1

March 2014 New Releases | Part 1

Last Of The Second Run AZL is releasing the last of the second run of the Big Boys. These are coal fired Big Boys with all new road numbers. They come in a set with a yellow wood side class CA-1 caboose. The caboose is all brass and highly detailed. This is a limited edition […]

February 2014 New Releases | Part 2

February 2014 New Releases | Part 2

A New Limited Release Of Coal Fired Big Boy Sets AZL is continuing the release of the Big Boys. These are coal fired Big Boys with all new road numbers. They come in a set with tender and brown, wood side class CA-1 caboose. The caboose is all brass and highly detailed. This is a […]

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

EMD SD70

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 SD70:

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

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 […]

PC&F Beer Car

PC&F Beer Car

About the PC&F Beer Car: A refrigerator car (or “reefer”) is a refrigerated boxcar (U.S.), a piece of railroad rolling stock designed to carry perishable freight at specific temperatures. Some of the the well insulated reefers became know as beer cars, as this was often what they carried. Manufactured by Pacific Car and Foundry (PC&F). […]

Passenger Cars

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:

Union Pacific

Union Pacific

  Model Photos:   Union Pacific Heavyweight 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 […]