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Press info from 09.09.2022: Introducing the Model Railway Layouts at the 2022 International Model Railway Exhibition in Friedrichshafen
Passion IIm is a module layout depicting an imaginary metric line and imaginary railway companies. The rolling stock consists mainly of LGB models that have been repainted and realistically weathered. The modular concept opens up countless possibilities for adaptation to the respective ...more

IIm (G) Gauge: Model railway layouts on show
Passion IIm is a module layout depicting an imaginary metric line and imaginary railway companies. The rolling stock consists mainly of LGB models that have been repainted and realistically weathered. The modular concept opens up countless possibilities for adaptation to the respective ...more

1 Gauge: Model railway layouts on show
The layout, set in epochs 1 and 2, has three stations and a curve radius of 2.4 metres. The background is comprised of a half relief and a full relief, and corresponding platforms of brick, gravel and asphalt. Due to the backdrop and indirect lighting, the layout has the appearance of ...more

0 Gauge: Model railway layouts on show
The layout consists of a large oval with a 2-track line, on which long trains with multiple engines – typical for America – also make their rounds. One side of the layout is dominated by enormous rock formations in a desert landscape. The route crosses a mountain gorge on traditional ...more

H0 Gauge: Model railway layouts on show
The layout represents an Italian double track railroad line. It does not reproduce an existing stretch of road, but represents several elements typical of the Italian landscape. It consists of the transit of many classic Italian trains from Era III to the present day, including some ...more

TT Gauge: Model railways on show
The motif is not based on any concrete archetype and comprises a double-track, fully electrified main line with branch lines. Rolling stock from epochs III to VI is used. Steam and ICE operation is thus possible. Attention is focused primarily on epochs III and IV. Model track from Tillig ...more

N Gauge: Model railways on show
The layout is digitally controlled and operated via a TrainController timetable. All of the rolling stock is equipped with sound, as well as interior lighting and other details. The club takes great pride in presenting the modules with faithfully reproduced motifs of the east ramp of ...more

Z Gauge: Model railways layouts on show
Z-Freunde International will present several noteworthy Z gauge model railway layouts from a variety of builders during the International Modellbahn-Ausstellung Friedrichshafen. Z-Freunde will be on hand and look forward to answering questions and providing information.

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 hold a fascination for their audience and give spectators the ...more

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 rarities and beautiful machines in action. Model ...more

Steam powered road vehicles, locomobile
The locomobiles represent an extra class at the Echtdampf-Hallentreffen, have rarity value and their presentation is a real classic. You can discover special specimens and ride along. The steam-powered road vehicles drive their parades of rarities with us, the drivers of course in ...more

Real steam in gauge I, IIm, module plant
Participants from several countries let it steam on this podium facility with a circuit of about 200 meters. Next to the line, not only meadows, but also forests, villages and stations are created. Thus, all kinds of locomotives on 45mm gauge run on the module layout in a beautiful ...more

Steam on the rail, track system 5 and 7 ¼ inches
Be impressed by the delicate technical marvels of mechanics from a bygone era: fancy locomotives and locomobiles move in miniature on the world's largest 5 inch and 7 ¼ inch track layout through halls B2 and B3 at Messe Friedrichshafen. The impressive track layout is the centerpiece of ...more

Press release from 22.06.2022: Premiere for Europe’s largest model railroad event: IMA is coming to Faszination Modellbau 2022!
When Faszination Modellbau calls, model building fans from all sectors make their way to Friedrichshafen. This is where drones and drifters, truckers and tankers, train drivers and airship captains meet. This year's event, which will take place from November 04-06, 2022, is a highlight ...more

Junior College Europe from BDEF
At Junior College Europe, children and young people are introduced to model railroading at seven stations through free self-assembly and play. In this they are supported and guided by the supervisors. The children can make small dioramas here and then take them home. There are attractive ...more

Always in the flow – the model railroads
It's the Classic! The evergreens of the miniature worlds at the Int. Modellbahn-Ausstellung Friedrichshafen are always in flow and once again represented with Hall A1 and Hall A2 in two large exhibition halls including their own knowledge forum. The excellent diversity and creativity of ...more