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Offline marklinist5999  
#251 Posted : 17 March 2023 00:43:00(UTC)
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I have that many shelves loaded with trains, and all the boxes from them, and or Kits. Also in roll out storage under my layout, and a chest of 5 drawers
Offline 1borna  
#252 Posted : 04 April 2023 20:40:27(UTC)
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On the penultimate visit, I saw that some warehouse was being built?
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After about 10 days, it was on the layout
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The high lights that will be around it are still being completed
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More trees are being prepared
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This moves left and right and rotates so it moves the skaters on the rink via magnets
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#253 Posted : 05 April 2023 13:45:07(UTC)
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What is that gizmo in the bottom pic?
Offline kiwiAlan  
#254 Posted : 05 April 2023 15:30:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: marklinist5999 Go to Quoted Post
What is that gizmo in the bottom pic?


The line of text immediately above the photo tells you, but it will take some thinking to see how it will work to make skaters twirl around on the ice.

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Offline marklinist5999  
#255 Posted : 05 April 2023 17:31:41(UTC)
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Oh, ok Alan. 4 motors moving the skaters in opposing directions around a spinning center axis like a carnival ride, but slower. Sort of a sqaure dance.
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#256 Posted : 06 April 2023 20:40:13(UTC)
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On the left side of the rink in the middle, that gizmo is active
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Offline 1borna  
#257 Posted : 18 April 2023 20:42:55(UTC)
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A lot of new things appeared here!
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A forest also grew
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Offline 1borna  
#258 Posted : 12 May 2023 19:07:10(UTC)
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2 modeler friends often meet here to talk and play a little
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This part of the layout is almost completely finished
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There is still some work to be done here
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This is new
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#259 Posted : 01 June 2023 20:04:39(UTC)
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A small shop always has a nice selection of models
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One day I found a part of the hill with the ski lift removed
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It was also an opportunity to clean the numerous rails under it
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I found the cable car in the maintenance workshop
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It was necessary to tighten the long chain that moves the skiers on the surface via magnets
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I used that opportunity to shoot the cable car from various angles that I can't do when it's on the layout
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Offline 1borna  
#260 Posted : 20 June 2023 21:53:54(UTC)
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There is also a picnic area/restaurant next to the upper station of the cable car
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I took a closer look at some details of the industrial zone
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And a few more city scenes
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Offline marklinist5999  
#261 Posted : 21 June 2023 00:12:58(UTC)
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Remarkable sielbahn scene, etc!
Offline 1borna  
#262 Posted : 03 July 2023 20:19:58(UTC)
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Thank you, the skiers are tirelessly descending again

The layout is full of various small details, many of which are not even noticeable at first glance
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Some farther away can only be seen with a telephoto lens or binoculars
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For some, I let myself be lifted up by a work platform or climbed high steps
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Offline 1borna  
#263 Posted : 10 July 2023 19:37:38(UTC)
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Thanks to Preiser, every detail can have appropriate figures
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Without them, everything would look empty, dead (this part was later refined)
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This whole part was done separately, it took over a month
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Offline 1borna  
#264 Posted : 23 July 2023 20:23:57(UTC)
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View from above of that area
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#265 Posted : 01 August 2023 20:33:33(UTC)
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One small square is full of figures
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Some play and others dine
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There are also dancers in national costumes
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and some do their work
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Next to the square is a small market
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And it is full of beautiful details
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#266 Posted : 02 August 2023 13:51:14(UTC)
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Well, that scene is certainly not from the year 2020!
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Offline 1borna  
#267 Posted : 05 August 2023 18:37:24(UTC)
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I've been recording layouts since the very beginning of 2010, many small details that I occasionally record I put in a separate album for occasions when I'm not in Zagreb for a long time
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Offline 1borna  
#268 Posted : 12 August 2023 19:28:40(UTC)
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After 2.5 months at sea, I returned to Zagreb and visited Backo. Storms and floods on 19.7 also affected him, again water penetrated into the basement, which is still drying.
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Learned by the experience of the flood a few years ago, he keeps more valuable tools and things in a higher position in the cupboards so that there was no major damage. The cabinets will be replaced with newer ones with high legs.
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Since they are going on annual vacation, they worked only on Fridays and Saturdays, and there was not much work on the layout.

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The contact network is completed on this part
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There are still some completed and new details
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Service is done regularly, many wheels need to be cleaned
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Offline marklinist5999  
#269 Posted : 13 August 2023 14:17:46(UTC)
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I have never found stretchy beading string that isn't visible for hanging a baloon, plane, or helicopter.
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Offline 1borna  
#270 Posted : 24 August 2023 20:34:28(UTC)
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In the absence of any news, I recorded a few more details from the layout
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You can see how much the figurines contribute to liveliness
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There is still empty space here
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Offline 1borna  
#271 Posted : 14 September 2023 20:29:05(UTC)
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#272 Posted : 14 October 2023 21:23:43(UTC)
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I recently took a picture of the helicopter from the side (the picture is not the best), you can see that it is attached to the hill with one pipe through which the power supply comes.
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Visitors cannot see that pipe from their position
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After a long stay at sea, I visited the layout
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Something big is being done in the workshop
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Offline marklinist5999  
#273 Posted : 14 October 2023 22:43:30(UTC)
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Is the cable attached to the red item on the ground also the pipe?
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Offline 1borna  
#274 Posted : 12 November 2023 20:56:48(UTC)
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No, it's just a slightly thicker thread
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It remains to install lighting and reflectors
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The crane has 895 parts!
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Of course, all this has a price of 399 euros (in Germany)
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More information is at the link
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The crane will be placed on a new part of the layout
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#275 Posted : 01 December 2023 21:10:15(UTC)
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Today I visited them again and asked how the crane works?
The answer was No way! It is a question of bad, fragile plastic at many critical points of transport, the parts are made exactly according to the scale, but then they cannot take all the forces that occur when starting, winding on pulleys, etc.
The management itself is very clumsy because you have to connect directly to the faller and that every time anew? There are no stops to stop the engine, so you have to be very careful.
The crane will only serve as a very expensive decoration!
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Advent starts tomorrow, so everything is beautifully decorated
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From tomorrow it is open every day except Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00
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It wasn't crowded yet today
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#276 Posted : 12 December 2023 21:30:57(UTC)
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I went down to the basement
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There is a big frost here
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#277 Posted : 14 January 2024 21:00:57(UTC)
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When I was visiting, I asked where the crane was, how did it work?
The answer was: It absolutely does not work, it is just an expensive toy to look at!
All moving parts are to scale and made of poor quality plastic that is brittle and breaks easily under pressure. For example, with a large pulley on which 4 ropes are wound, they become entangled when winding or unwinding and the upper part is bent.
There is no limiter/sensor for moving parts, so it comes to the end of the track. The management software is downloaded from the Faller site, where you have to stay the whole time and log in again every time after a break.
The crane can be used for occasional and very careful play, but it is certainly not suitable for frequent use.
These are difficult words spoken to me by a man who spent two weeks patiently and carefully assembling this crane, in order to
ultimately disappointed.
For the crane, you need to buy a drive separately, which means another 370 euros less in your pocket or bill, plus 400 for plastic!
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Motors with a reducer that are in the picture can be obtained from the Chinese for a couple of euros, the electronics for their control costs about the same, and then with a little software it is sold for 370 euros!
The plastic for the crane does not cost much, although the injection molds are very expensive, but on a larger batch you can really make money from the price of 400 euros (I see that they have now lowered it to 340)
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#278 Posted : 28 January 2024 21:30:07(UTC)
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The Advent crowds at Back have passed, so I was able to paint the details in peace the other day
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I tried with the flash to take a better picture of the front of the station, but it didn't work because it is hidden by the canopies
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This right part with the cottages doesn't fit with the image of the city?
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#279 Posted : 14 February 2024 21:08:21(UTC)
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By the wall
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and on the other side of the wall
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#280 Posted : 26 February 2024 20:37:22(UTC)
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Let's go to the countryside
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Life here is calmer and healthier
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The industrial zone is the complete opposite
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It's nice to see when parents have patience because children are interested in everything
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Did I see someone familiar in the mirror?
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Greetings to all who are in good spirits
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#281 Posted : 13 March 2024 21:21:20(UTC)
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I recently noticed in the workshop the material for the new part of the layout
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This room is emptying
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A layout with a park and an ice rink will come into that space, and a new part will be built in its place
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The railway has also been prepared
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Something else is in the works
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This helix, like the one before it, got a transparent fence
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#282 Posted : 29 March 2024 21:01:52(UTC)
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I can always see different trains here
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#283 Posted : 20 April 2024 21:25:18(UTC)
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Here is a nice part of the layout in the second room, not everything is assembled yet
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One video and some pictures

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#284 Posted : 09 May 2024 21:46:19(UTC)
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2 weeks later
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Helix has exits on 3 levels
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The trains run smoothly and turn around, but they also go to the next room
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It will turn here as well, and from the upper level it will go even further
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Murphy hid in a tunnel
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Trains pass through that tunnel a hundred times a day, and then suddenly a locomotive jumped out of it
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She chose a place that is difficult to reach from the outside but also inside the hill from below
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Somehow she was pushed out, and then we looked at why she jumped out, but nothing was discovered?
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After that, it was driven back and forth on that spot a lot for a test drive and everything was fine...Murphy left



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#285 Posted : 25 June 2024 20:40:33(UTC)
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Unfortunately I have to announce that the layout is about to close?
Mr. Urbic (Backo) is sick and can no longer be with the layout every day. Another reason is finances, the visit is not enough to cover all the overhead costs as well as the salaries of at least 3 employees.
Backo paid for the purchase of models and equipment out of his own pocket, and these were large sums.
He publicly announced that he is willing to rent the space and layout to someone who would continue his work, but I'm afraid that there is no one who would be willing to do that, because in addition to familiarity, he should also have plenty of free funds for that?
I have some more pictures and videos that I will occasionally post here.
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#286 Posted : 26 June 2024 13:24:15(UTC)
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Sorry to hear that borna. Young people may not have enough time to dedicate as they are busy with school and careers. They also don't have expendable income usually.
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#287 Posted : 26 June 2024 13:52:45(UTC)
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12 years have passed since the opening, which was preceded by another year of initial works. In total, about 10 people changed in the team, some started without any knowledge and ended up as excellent modellers.
Layout had a little help from the city authorities, mostly for increased work during Advent, but it was too little to help.
New models from the store will be sold for half the price, and used ones from the layout for a third or even less.
If someone were to take over the business, they should have a powerful and reliable sponsor because, as I have already stated, tickets cannot even cover basic costs except occasionally. Their price should be at least twice as high, but then the visit would be less, so nothing would be gained.

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