Welcome to the PlateLayer by Svein-Martin Holt 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?

The development of the Zity Edge Layout track plan is going on. A new track to connect the two levels, giving the possibility ....
A new Layout is Born. At least some plans for a new layout: Zity Edge Layout. Check out the project page for the layout:....
Check out the last images from the layout: Jacobs Creek Railroad last ride and photoshoot.
From the last ride and photoshoot. After 10 years of planning and building of The Jacobs Creek Railroad, it's time to....
From the last ride and photoshoot. Its time for the last ride and photoshoot on the Empire. After 10 years of planning....
Work has started to create a small diorama from the Moffat West Tunnel. Check out the page here:....
In the weekend of 17. nov 2018, Karl Sinn, Torsja Moskaug, Svein-Martin Holt and Hans Riddervold exhibited the following....
The first 2 weeks in october 2018, me and my wife went for a 2 weeks vacation using train and Interrail in Switzerland,....
Check out a cheap Display Cabinet for your models. Svein-Martin Holt
Updated the PlateLayer DCC page With Decoder types I use. Svein-Martin Holt
I have updated the description of my ZMOD-modules. Check it out here:....
Check out the ZMOD module action read more
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....