Owners Blog

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

January 2018 New Releases | Part 2

January 2018 New Releases | Part 2

BRASS | KRAUSS- MAFFEI ML-4000▼ AZL’s first diesel brass release since 2003 is here! AZL is offering the Krauss-Maffei ML-4000s in the D&RGW and SP cab unit versions. AZL’s brass versions are limited edition. The total run is ninety-units. Ten of each D&RGW are being offered, and twenty-of each SP unit. Each unit comes with […]

January 2018 New Releases | Part 1

January 2018 New Releases | Part 1

ES44AC | Union Pacific▼ 62400-1 UP ES44AC 8070 62400-2 UP ES44AC 8076 62400-3 UP ES44AC 8091 Photo shows optional plow installed     EMD GP30 | SOO Line▼ A first for Z scale! The EMD GP30 locomotives for the SOO Line come with the prototypically accurate ALCO trucks! 62114-1 SOO GP30 703 ALCO Trucks 62114-2 […]

December 2017 New Releases | Part 2

December 2017 New Releases | Part 2

ES44AC | NS Heritage | Pennsylvania▼ 62411-6 NS-Heritage-PRR ES44AC 8102     Budd | RDCs | Baltimore & Ohio▼ 62209-1 B&O Budd RDC 1905 62209-2 B&O Budd RDC 1908 62209-3 B&O Budd RDC 1902 62209-4 B&O Budd RDC 1909     40’ Outside Braced Boxcar | Southern Pacific▼ A single, a two-pack and two four-packs […]

December 2017 New Releases | Part 1

December 2017 New Releases | Part 1

ES44AC | Canadian National▼ 62409-1 CN ES44AC 2867 62409-2 CN ES44AC 2848 62409-3 CN ES44AC 2852     EMD GP30 | Nickel Plate Road▼ 62111-1 NKP GP30 900 62111-2 NKP GP30 903     Gunderson 60’ High Cube Boxcar Singles | CP▼ Released originally in July of 2008, the 60’ Gunderson high-cube was AZL’s first […]

Locomotives

KRAUSS-MAFFEI ML-4000 | Brass

KRAUSS-MAFFEI ML-4000 | Brass

BRASS– KRAUSS-MAFFEI ML-4000 AZL’s first diesel brass release since 2003 is here! AZL is offering the Krauss-Maffei ML-4000s in the D&RGW and SP cab unit versions. In the 1960s, The Denver & Rio Grande railroad and the Southern Pacific railroad were looking for larger more powerful locomotives. When US manufacturers failed to deliver options, these […]

GE ES44AC

GE ES44AC

These models feature prototype specific details, directional controlled LEDs, working ditch lights, traction tires, intricate printing, powerful can motor, dual flywheels and come DCC ready.   Model Photos:   GE ES44AC:

GE P42 Genesis

GE P42 Genesis

The P42s feature traction tires, directional controlled LED lighting, DCC ready for Digitrax and TCS drop-in decoders. They are extremely powerful locomotives with massive pulling power. Amtrak® Licensed Products. Amtrak® is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.   Model Photos:   GE P42 Genesis:

EMD SD70ACe

EMD SD70ACe

The SD70ACe features a powerful can motor, dual flywheels, traction tires, directional controlled LED lighting, AutoLatch™ couplers, fine pad printing, included optional pilot and plow and the locomotive comes DCC ready.   Model Photos:   EMD SD70ACe Models:

Freight

40´ Outside Braced Boxcar

40´ Outside Braced Boxcar

AZL chose a generic design often used. A widely popular freight car concept that lasted from WWI until well into the 1950s. Used by most railroads and found throughout North America. Depending on railroad, the box car has either Steel or Wood sliding doors. All box cars use our Archbar Truck and comes with metal […]

Amtrak® Auto Train Autorack

Amtrak® Auto Train Autorack

Amtrak® Licensed Products. Amtrak® is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.   Model Photos:   Amtrak® Auto Train Autoracks:

Greenville 60’ Boxcar

Greenville 60’ Boxcar

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Johnstown America Autorack

Johnstown America Autorack

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Passenger Cars

Denver & Rio Grande

Denver & Rio Grande

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Burlington Heavyweights

Burlington Heavyweights

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Canadian Pacific

Canadian Pacific

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Southern

Southern

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Caboose

Ce-1 Brass Caboose

Ce-1 Brass Caboose

AZL has announced a very limited run of ATSF Ce-1 cabooses. Three series will be released over the next three months.   Model Photos:   Ce-1 Brass Caboose Models:

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 […]