Welcome to the PlateLayer homepage!

This site will feature my main hobby and interest, modeling Z-scale railroads. The heading, "Have you ZZeen it?", also reflects that.

Follow the building of the new Z-scale layout in the project blog.

Follow the building of the new Z-scale layout in the project blog.

The Z-scale is the smallest available major scale and it is only 1:220 in size. The more common scales, HO, 1:87, and N, 1:160, are "much" bigger than this small, tiny Z-scale.

It fit my small available space for a layout and also give some other good challenges because of it's small size.

Another good reason to select this scale, is the possibility to model big landscapes, and let the landscape with mountains, rivers, fields and other, be the main part of the layout. You can see more of the whole picture, using less space.

Since my main interest in this hobby is to plan and model landscapes, I find the scale a good Choice.

The size could be a challenge because everything are so small, but I can buy better glasses.

And I have done that. smiley

The Z-scale community has grown a lot since I started with the hobby in 1984, and I have got many, many good friends from all scales during the years of modeling. There have also been much more available from different vendors in the Z-scale the last years. That's good, but could be expensive.smiley

What's New?

New design of the site have been implemented today, with the newest Version of mojoportal(2.5) The new design works much....
A lot of work have been done the last weeks. Coloring and installing all types of gras and trees are in progress. Easy....
There has been som progress on the bridges over Jakobs Creek. The big stone arch bridge has got the stone pattern added.....
Its slow progress, but tonight I have created some bridge abutment from images printed on cardboard, The effect is looking....
Atlas has just released their new Z-scale flextrack and I just got my first box with 25 pieces i house. Its looking great,....
Here you can read about my installment of TCS Z2 decoder in AZL-61011, SD75M. Svein-Martin Holt
It take some time to finish this part of the layout, but now some plaster is added between some of the rockpieces. I need to....
The styren base for the main bridge over Jakobs Creek start to live. The bridge is cut out of 0,5 mm styren. Need some more....
Finally some work have been done to create the landscape and the bridges crossing Jakobs Creek. It has been a long time with....
Check out the playlist and the videos from my new Z-scale layout, Jakobs Creek Railroad. read more
Check out a New imagelibrary With some old, never published images from 2004. Link to the Library. read more