Z-Scale is one of the the world’s smallest electric trains. Because of its small size, Z-Scale allows you to create an almost limitless miniature world, a world that reflects your choices for the scene.
I began writing Greenberg’ s Guide to Märklin Z in 1988. At that point, Z-Scale was over fifteen years old, and was starting to achieve market acceptance. This scale was developed by Märklin, GmbH of Germany in 1972, and its early days were often marked with whimsey and cuteness. By the time I wrote the Greenberg book, Z-Scale was beginning to find a major following of those who wanted to create realistic miniature worlds.
The Greenberg book went out of print in the mid-1990’s, while, at the same time, the market for Z-Scale continued to grow and develop. When I finally gained the rights to the book years later, it also became apparent that more than a little of the book was already out of date. And so began an odyssey.