Z Scale Brass Locomotives

AZL Z Scale Locomotive Brass Santa Fe PA-1

I remember being a kid and looking through Model Railroader and drooling over the brass locomotives. Most of them were HO and O scale, maybe a few N here and there. Today, while rare and expensive, you can find brass in z scale. And their small size only enhances the marvel of these brass works of art. They are hard to come by, so just how do you get your hands on a brass z scale locomotive? Sorry to say your best chance is the aftermarket, particularly ebay. My advice to you is if you see one with a buy it now price and you want it, grab it! I have seen some great buys, I have seen some overpriced units but I have never seen one not sell!

AZL Z Scale locomotive KRAUSS MAFFEI ML4000

The AZL brass locomotives are by far the most pricey, and the most interesting. You will find C449W locomotives, a few E-8’s and SD45’s every now and then. The real hard to find ones, and brass z scale steam locomotive MTLthe price reflects it, are the PA-1 and the GS-4. I think I have only seen one of the Big Boys, and one FP45’s, I don’t recall ever seeing a Challenger. Some of these locomotives like the PA-1 had very low production numbers, we are talking 10! You will also find the MTL Mogul’s here and there and they are such a cute little locomotive, and really not spendy. Every now and then you will also see a Zthek or Huet switcher. These are brass built up on Marklin chassis. I really wish someone would pick these up and produce these, Z scale needs these small switchers. Think how much more appeal a small Noch layout would have with a US switcher rather than a Marklin 0-6-0 or small diesel. FR makes some outstanding z scale brass locomotives but they are European.

z scale locomotive brass big boy

More brass is on the drawing board for z scale. I strongly suggest if you here rumors of what is on the way, pre order if you can. If you miss out, you will most likely pay dearly later if you really want you. Heck the way z brass on the resale market is going, you may want to add a couple to your retirement portfolio!

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RARE AZL Z AJIN Brass 1948 NYC 20th Century Ltd Set & Injection Molded NYC E8 AA

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AZL Ajin Precision Brass Union Pacific Challenger set Z scale

$4,999.99
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EXTREME RARE AZL Z 1:220 AJIN BRASS SP 1721 GS4 & Non-Brass 70047-1 PassengerSet

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L.G. Thek Brasswork (ZThek) SW-00 Switcher, Brass Shell Kit

$59.00 (12 Bids)
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Micro-Structures Z Mid State Bank #202 Etched brass building kit

$55.99 (9 Bids)
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1073 Micron Art Z-Scale 1905 Express Delivery Wagons (2 outfits), Brass Kit

$31.77
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RAILEX Z-Transport-Container for Tanks "HOYER" all metal Z-club international 03

$139.52
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Z gauge Railex Snow Plow

$175.00 (0 Bids)
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Best Quality 100% SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT For Z Scale RAILEX

$8.45
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Z Scale Marklin 8814 Sterling Silver Class 78 Anniversary Locomotive by Railex

$395.00
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Railex Z-scale Tristan Klasse B VI Royal Bavarian RR Blue / black livery BRASS

$476.01
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8770 RAILEX Marklin King Ludwig II 5 car brass set z-scale

$516.57
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