Choo choo

Hello everyone 🙂

Today I visited a very interesting model train exhibition called “Backo mini express”.

I was told that it took 4 years to make( four people, 8 hours a day) and when you see the photos you will realise why. Every little detail is crafted to perfection; from buildings to owls on the trees (and yes,everything is miniature). Even the little people are moving 😀   But the thing that makes it special is the traffic. 23 trains are on the move all the time (except for an occasional red light stop or when they are unloading the load/passangers). There are also busses and cars going around. The thing that surprised me the most was the weather and night/day change! Every 15 minutes a miniature day passes and then it gets darker and the lights go on. Throughout the night, the rain started to fall and there was a lot of thunder (flashing light and lound sound is not for the faint of heart). The model was “Christmasized” by lots of added decorations and Christmas trees. If you ever stumble upon Zagreb on your travels,I would advise you to pay a visit( I heard they are upgrading to a bigger model soon).

All in all, it was a very pleasant experience, the only downside being that you can’t take it home 😀

Pay attention to the details:






Zoomed in miniature graveyard. Look at the plants,dirt on the steps and light in the lamps. Every grave is the size of my fingernail (maybe even smaller).


Getting darker:




Middle of the night:



P.S.- for more detailed photographs, visit their website:


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