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March 8, 2015

From the new issue of Ztrack Magazine:

Star Wars and Z Scale?


With the new Star Wars movie released this past December, it seems you can’t go anywhere without mention of the film. So what the heck, let’s mention it in Ztrack as well! So here is the question: Did you know that Z scale has a part in Star Wars legend?

The original Star Wars movie from 1977 was groundbreaking for its special effects. Scale models were created in detail and filmed extensively. These scenes were awe inspiring. Today this is all special effects and digitally created, but back then, the scenes were tactile and real.

In one of the more impressive scenes, inside the hanger on the Death Star, overhead cranes move across the bay. So here is the secret behind these cranes. It’s true that these cranes were moving in real life. They ran on hidden rails... Z scale rails... from Märklin....

Read the rest of this month's Trackside Perspective in the current issue of Ztrack Magazine
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