ZZ scale

The nominal size ZZ belongs to the class of miniature gauges under the model railway nominal sizes (sub -Z - rated sizes). She was since its release in 2005 until the introduction of nominal size T in 2007, the smallest available nominal size in the model railway range, which is manufactured as standard. The standard gauge, with a model - 1435 mm case has a model track gauge of 4.8 mm and is colloquially referred to as trace ZZ. The scale is 1:300.

History

2005, the Japanese toy manufacturer Bandai presented this new development. So you replaced the Z scale by Marklin from the smallest standard model railway. Currently (2011) offered six different train sets. Sets are sold only with a train, a track oval and an additional building.

Technology

The tracks are made of plastic. The trains are powered by a button cell inside the head carriage about an axis with traction tires. On the roof there is a small switch.

Models

There are three different Shinkansen trains, the Hikari, the Komachi and Tsubame offered. Next three locomotives, especially the N'EX the 253 series, the E231 Yamanotesen and the 485-300 Series.

Comparison of traces ZZ, T and TY

Four power cars of ZZ Train

An investment in 1/300 of a stand model

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