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Offline 1borna  
#1 Posted : 08 March 2021 21:05:19(UTC)
1borna

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Back in the mid-70s, my friend Darko started making a larger layout in the basement
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This is how it started with a size of 500 x 200 cm
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Later a station was added above the back which then became hidden
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2012 his cousin ing.Makanec invited me to help him enable the layout because for the last 5 years there was no one to drive it (I'm left)
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A young friend also helped us because the whole track needed to be cleaned well
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The layout, meanwhile, spread to the other side of the room
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and eventually through the wall the railroad ended up in another room
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My friend Darko has had problems with being overweight all his life so he has been almost immobile for the last 10 years
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Last year he came to his last station ...
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#2 Posted : 09 March 2021 00:42:23(UTC)
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looks like 45 years of train fun for him. I hope it made his life better.
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
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Offline 1borna  
#3 Posted : 12 March 2021 22:09:34(UTC)
1borna

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Darko was visited and helped by several friends in making the layout, some of them are also no longer alive
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I will try to conjure up a layout with more photos
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The large depot for diesel and electric locomotives had 2 drawbridges
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On the other side is a turnaround with a depot for steam locomotives
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Offline BR23  
#4 Posted : 13 March 2021 03:13:21(UTC)
BR23

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What an amazing layout! Thanks for sharing Darko's wonderful railroad!

Ricky


Enjoying Marklin HO trains since 1964.
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Offline 1borna  
#5 Posted : 13 March 2021 08:26:08(UTC)
1borna

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Thank you!
Some modelers resented it for being a large marshalling yard with too little relief but it was his choice. Someone else could make one big city with a little track around or a big mountain massif, after all our layouts are thank God different!
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Offline 1borna  
#6 Posted : 19 March 2021 20:50:13(UTC)
1borna

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In the middle is a small circle of Faller AMS cars
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There is also a train parking space
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The station is only with platforms, the building is located more to the left in the middle
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Upstairs is a smaller station
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Offline 1borna  
#7 Posted : 29 March 2021 21:02:58(UTC)
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Offline 1borna  
#8 Posted : 11 April 2021 21:55:48(UTC)
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There was a small work area in the other room
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Here you can see the moving part at the door of the first room
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At the lower level is one small end station
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Shelves for models are made on several walls
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Offline ocram63_uk  
#9 Posted : 13 April 2021 17:24:11(UTC)
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Hi, I can see that these pictures are from 2012 / 2013 we are now in 2021. What happend to the layout ? Is it stil working and people enjoy it or it is a massive piece of rust since the owner isn't around anymore ? Thank you
Offline 1borna  
#10 Posted : 13 April 2021 18:50:24(UTC)
1borna

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Unfortunately it all ended sadly!
Due to his real estate, Darko could not enter the basement, which was not his property. Since the real owner intended to sell the entire basement I had to dismantle everything before a few years and Darko died late last year.
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First I removed the part that goes along the wall to the other room and then everything in another room
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There are still some photos from happier times left for the second time
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Offline ocram63_uk  
#11 Posted : 14 April 2021 11:55:37(UTC)
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What a sad ending 😢
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Offline marklinist5999  
#12 Posted : 14 April 2021 13:47:37(UTC)
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Life is short. Make each day count! We take nothing with us. Every posession is a borrowed item. Care for them, and leave them to others who will appreciate them.
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Offline 1borna  
#13 Posted : 25 April 2021 21:06:51(UTC)
1borna

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The control was analog from the beginning, and later the possibility of dialing for digital was added
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The power supply went by rail or catenary, each could be different
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Control of signals, switches and others was the only analog, this is an earlier performance
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Later performance with a better keyboard
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There was also an overflow field (blue) on which it was chosen which would initiate some contact on the track (initially the counter-rails which were later replaced by reed)
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The control panel for the layout in the other room was made much later
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Offline 1borna  
#14 Posted : 06 May 2021 22:06:21(UTC)
1borna

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A little display of technique, the place where the wires came and connected to the counter
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Initially, old relays from the telephone exchange were used, later newer ones came
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In the beginning, everything was neatly wired, later a little mess was made by adding it
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