Who makes what in Z scale?

Just getting into the hobby, this is a question I found I was asking all the time. So, I guess I'll use this page to document products available, current and past. A good shopping guide is my hope.

Locomotives

Steam

  • 0-6-0 saddle tanker - 30062 - aspenmodel - $176/$725 uses marklin 8800 mechanism
  • 2-6-0 mogul - 88035 - marklin
  • 4-6-0 ten wheeler - 30031/30032 - aspenmodel / westmodel - $290/$1100 kit/RT, uses marklin BR 38 mechanism
  • 4-6-4 Hudson - 30030 - aspenmodel - available as either a kit or RTR, uses Marklin 8885 mechanism or similar (not available?) $280/$1100
  • 12 wheel tender - 30034 - aspenmodel $140/$280 kit/rtr
    Vanderbilt tender 3033 - aspenmodel - $200/$350 kit/rtr

Diesel

  • F7 - marklin - not great runners or looks?? is B unit powered? Santa Fe 88606 is era 3, NLS, no powered B units
  • F7 - MT - many out of production, A unit mold broken, B unit mold getting old.
  • SD70 - AZL - 
  • GP-35 - MT
  • GP-7 AZL
  • GP-9 - MT
  • SD-40 - MT
  • SD -40 AZL
  • GE44
Electric

Other

 

 Freight Cars

Marklin makes a few usa prototypes - comments?

 

Passenger Cars

Heavyweights

sleeper car -  AZL late 2010
paired window coach - AZL 2011
pullman - MT

Streamliners

Marklin makes them. .. need comment on ease to change couplers, trucks, wheels\

Capitol limited
Atlantic Coast
Pennsy
87848 Santa Fe (set available, ERA 4) 6 cars, baggage, obs, dome, diner, pullman, duplex sleeper

MT makes 

alaska
gn
illinois central
pennsy
rock island
sp
up baggage

Other rolling stock

 Rio Grande Southern logging caboose, skeleton log car - aspenmodel