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Kits for Buildings and Accessories

Some companies make Z scale buildings, vehicles, or other accessories for use on the layout.  However, many of these are European items and may not look quite right on an American-style layout. One way to get American-style items is to construct them from kits. In this section I'd like to show some pictures of the kits which I've built, and perhaps make a few comments about my experiences

One comment is this: Z scale is very small, so a good magnifier and steady hands are a big help (at least I've got a magnifier headset)!

Companies that makes a variety of Z scale kits include Micron Art,

Micro Structures, N Scale Architect and RSLaserKits. The Z scale models from N Scale Architect are their NansenStreet Models line.  The kits may be photo etched brass or steel or laser cut wood or card stock, and are available from Z Scale Monster Trains, Modelbahn Ott, and Internet Trains as well as sometimes being found on eBay or directly from the manufacturer.

Below are links to my pages discussing my experiences with kits:

Adam's Dairy Farm

Arkwright's Store

Blacksmith Shop

Carriage House


Crestline Theater

Dolly's Diner

Dakra Dry Goods --->
Sheriff's Office

El Grande Hotel

Farm House

Farm Wagons

Fire Engine

Fire Engine Co. #2




Gilmor Hotel

Grover Cleveland Mine

Gulf Gas Station

House 301Z

Livestock Pen

The Marlet House

Mid State Bank

The Queen Anne House

Rail Road Crossing Signal

Red Dog Saloon

School Bus

Sleigh, 1889 Four-Passenger

Train Station