38th Int. Model Railways Exhibiton

International exhibition for model railways and accessories

  • Friedrichshafen

Model sectors

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Railway Modelling

Autogrammstunde mit Hagen von Ortloff

Es fühlt sich an, wie der Evergreen „All you need is love“ von den Beatles, wenn sich der Erfinder und Macher der beliebten Fernsehreihe "Eisenbahn-Romantik" wieder ein Stelldichein auf der Modellbaumesse gibt. Entspannt,...

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Railway Modelling

Z Gauge: Small Railway Making it Big

Z-Freunde International will present several Z gauge model railway layouts which are well worth seeing and will be happy to answer any questions and provide information during Faszination Modellbau Friedrichshafen.

Further...

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Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: Model Railroading and Transportation History by Hagen von Ortloff

Together with Lutz Mäder and Stephan Kraus, popular celebrity moderator Hagen von Ortloff of the well-known television series “Eisenbahn-Romatik” will present a show layout set in the 1950s and 1960s entitled “Model Railroading...

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Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: “Momo-Calzalunga” Mountain Railway Station

Digitally and analogue controlled Austrian, Italian and German trains run in the electrified station with operations “as in the Brenner Pass”. Epoch: IV/V. Old and new locomotives, double traction and replenishment can be viewed....

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Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: Narrow-Gauge Line

A narrow-gauge line, like those found previously all over Saxony, is depicted.

It includes transfer station “Buschhausen” – from standard gauge to narrow gauge (and back) – an en-route stop at a “mine house” for meeting and...

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Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: Kirchberg / Baden

The segment layout is set in epoch III / beginning of epoch IV, and is not based on any concrete archetype. The centrepiece is the 7-track through station with its large maintenance depot including two turntables, the two...

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Railway Modelling

N Gauge: Module Layout with 2-Track Main Line and Single-Track Branch Line

Extensive and varied automatic train operation can be demonstrated on the 2-track modules with automatic block control. Manual operation is used exclusively on the single-track modules. Due to the great variety of function modules...

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Railway Modelling

TT Gauge: Layout Portrays the GDR in the 1970s and 80s

The TT layout recreates the German Reichsbahn in the GDR in the 1970s and 80s. It consists of a 2-track automatic main line with a replica of the concourse at Dresden Centre Station as its centrepiece. Up to 20 trains with a...

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Railway Modelling

TT Gauge: “Hölzlialp”

The “Hölzlialp” layout was originally built by Rolf Wiehler. It’s analogue controlled and comprises 3 separate railway loops. Operation and control of the two staging yards, each comprising three tracks, is regulated by a...

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Railway Modelling

0 Gauge: Main Line with Branch Line

The 0 gauge layout was built by Modellbauteam Köln in cooperation with model railway manufacturer Lenz. The layout, which can be viewed from all sides, is based on the classic theme of a “main line with branch line”, and was...

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Railway Modelling

0 Gauge: Calenberg Industrial Railway / Stadtoldendorf Gypsum Railway

The sawmill, the lime works and many other buildings were modelled faithfully on the actual buildings for the Calenberg Industrial Railway. Loading and unloading of the lime cars is remote-controlled or automatic and is one of the...

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Railway Modelling

I Gauge: Ingolstadt Central Station

This layout is set in epoch III/IV. The former Ingolstadt Central Station was faithfully recreated as the main station. Beyond this, a functioning maintenance depot with turntable, a coaling facility, a roundhouse and a water...

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Railway Modelling

2m Gauge: German North Sea Coast

The narrow-gauge railway connects a small island with the mainland via a dam in the tidal flats. This is where the metre gauge island railway merges with the standard gauge railway. The metre gauge railway runs on 45 millimetre,...

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Railway Modelling

2m Gauge: “Wernigersiel” from the Harz Mountains to the Coast

As a special feature of this layout, the segments serve as exhibit element and packaging at the same time. An ingenious folding mechanism transforms the top of the packaging into an extension with an additional backdrop. When...

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Railway Modelling

G Gauge: Fantasyland on the North Sea Coast

A small interurban station on a metre-gauge railway was at the heart of the layout. A small maintenance depot can be reached from the town of Kleinbach, or passenger and freight trains can be sent to “Birkenmoor”. The 2-track...

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Steam Modelling

Steam on the tracks: 5 and 7¼ inch railway layout

It is easy to be impressed by the intricacy of these mechanical masterpieces of yesteryear: elegant locomotives and proud traction engines show off their prowess in small format as they wind their way around the world's largest 5...

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Steam Modelling

Live steam in gauges I / IIm, module layout

Participants from several countries enjoy running their steam trains on this raised layout with its circular course of about 200 metres. Alongside the tracks not just fields but also forests, villages and stations decorate the...

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Steam Modelling

Steam-driven road vehicles, traction engines

Traction engines are in a class of their own at the Indoor Steam Meeting. The presentation of these unique rare vehicles is a firm favourite at the show. Look out for some unusual models and hitch a ride around the hall.

The...

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Steam Modelling

Stationary steam engines

A wealth of creativity can be found on the table-top displays: Constructors of stationary steam engines are not only excellent mechanics - they are also exceedingly inventive. There is so much to discover among the fine mechanical...

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Steam Modelling

Steam on the water

Elegant ocean liners, steam pinnaces, stern wheelers and paddle steamers will be displayed on table-tops in Ship-Modelling Hall A6, with many models also being launched on the 400 m² large water pool. Even as models, these ships...

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Railway Modelling

Always in Motion – the Model Railways

It’s the classic! The evergreens of the miniature worlds at FASZINATION MODELLBAU are always in motion and will once again be presented in two large exhibition halls along with their own knowledge forum. The outstanding variety...

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Steam Modelling

Die Dampffreunde Friedrichshafen bei der Faszination Modellbau wieder mit dabei

Die Erfindung und Weiterentwicklung der Kraftmaschinen bzw. Motoren war die Grundvoraussetzung für die Entwicklung der technisch basierten Mobilität. Die allerersten brauchbaren Kraftmaschinen waren die Dampfmaschinen gefolgt von...

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Railway Modelling

Welcome to the Model Railway Forum!

From Friday to Sunday visitors can gain insight into outstanding innovations and the latest developments at the Model Railway Forum. During the entire duration of the fair the forum offers valuable information of railway modelling...

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Railway Modelling

BDEF Junior College Europe

BDEF, the Association of German Model Railway Clubs, organises “Junior College Europa”, where youngsters are introduced to railway modelling in seven playful and instructive steps, Apart from playing on the railway layout the...

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Steam Modelling

Edelbahnen aus Weißblech

"Tinplate" ist ein Stichwort, bei dem Liebhaber leuchtende Augen bekommen und auch Besucher, die mit diesem Begriff nichts anfangen können, begeistern sich an den Modelleisenbahnen aus Weißblech, die Franz Holzapfel mit nach...

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Steam Modelling

Das Original Echtdampf-Hallentreffen

The original Echtdampf-Hallentreffen

When one wheel on a chic miniature steam train, polished to a high gloss, constantly engages with another, it is a joy for all those who love these fabulous mechanical rhythms. And it's great fun for the audience, large and small,...

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