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Offline PJMärklin  
#1 Posted : 19 September 2022 07:35:52(UTC)
PJMärklin

Australia   
Joined: 04/12/2013(UTC)
Posts: 2,106
Location: Hobart, Australia
I was in Sydney over the last couple of weeks and had the pleasure of the opportunity to visit the impressive
layout of our esteemed member Ross who has been collecting Märklin since the age of eight.

The digital layout is quite sizeable and is completely computer-controlled, facilitating preordained complex
shunting and roundhouse/turntable movements whilst simultaneously refreshing the mainline trains in
exchange for many others waiting in the shadow station.
As members will know from his postings and his website, Ross has strong skills in electronics, seen in
numerous items he has manufactured for his layout and the clever animation of lots of small detailed
scenes such as a “working” water crane in the steam facility area.

The master at work :

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Some snaps of the layout:

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A very pleasant visit thank you Ross.BigGrin
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Offline cookee_nz  
#2 Posted : 19 September 2022 07:39:28(UTC)
cookee_nz

New Zealand   
Joined: 31/12/2010(UTC)
Posts: 3,844
Location: Paremata, Wellington
I too have seen Ross' layout, albeit many many years ago and it was impressive then. With the advances in technology since I can only imagine BigGrin ThumpUp
Cookee
Wellington
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Offline Ross  
#3 Posted : 20 September 2022 00:35:49(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 825
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Philip,

Thank you for the visit and fine company. I'm pleased you enjoyed the afternoon viewing and talking trains.

As you have discovered there is always something happening when the trains are computer controlled, engine exchanges and automatic shunting enhance the model train experience.
The water crane was a modified Faller kit and can be seen below.

Engine Refuelling

How I set up the Telex couplers for automatic or manual shunting.

Shunting with Telex Couplers with TrainController

Philip you are most welcome to re visit the layout when you are in Sydney again.

Originally Posted by: PJMärklin Go to Quoted Post
I was in Sydney over the last couple of weeks and had the pleasure of the opportunity to visit the impressive
layout of our esteemed member Ross who has been collecting Märklin since the age of eight.

A very pleasant visit thank you Ross.BigGrin


Ross
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Offline Nigel Packer  
#4 Posted : 20 September 2022 09:26:44(UTC)
Nigel Packer

United Kingdom   
Joined: 11/02/2006(UTC)
Posts: 670
Location: Cheshire, UK
Originally Posted by: cookee_nz Go to Quoted Post
I too have seen Ross' layout, albeit many many years ago and it was impressive then. With the advances in technology since I can only imagine BigGrin ThumpUp



And me!

Ross does great work, and we had a very good time with Ross and Mary when we were last in Sydney.

Best wishes to them both.

Nigel
Märklin collector since age 5.
H0 Collection from 1935 to today.
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