8th Faszination Modellbahn

International trade fair for model trains, specials & accessories

  • Mannheim

Model sectors

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Railway Modelling

Welcome to the Model Railway Forum!

At Faszination MODELLBAHN Mannheim usability in practice has high priority. The forum is free of charge so come and learn about new products and complex railway modelling topics. Short lectures full of content await you.

The...

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Railway Modelling

Digital Workshop at Faszination MODELLBAHN Mannheim 2020

RailCommunity and DigitaleModellbahn (DiMo) will offer an extensive workshop programme at Faszination Modellbahn Mannheim:

Regardless of whether you’re a beginner, an advanced enthusiast or an expert – an interesting programme is...

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Railway Modelling

IIm (G) Gauge: Northern German Lowlands with Peat Extraction

Three trains run in different directions on the oval layout, two of which alternate automatically in the station. Transport to and from the peat extraction facility is handled by a Regner narrow gauge railway in shuttle operation...

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20200211145400

Railway Modelling

IIm (G) Gauge: West Side Lumber Model Logging Railway 

This layout depicts a US forest railway with sequoia trees up to three metres tall. Amongst other features it shows a US western town with a fully equipped saloon (with hillbilly sound), hotel rooms, a sheriff’s office with jail...

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20200211144500

Railway Modelling

I Gauge: Idstone Industries 1/30

The US industrial shunting layout depicts a small American town in the late 1950s. The time period chosen for the layout – during the transition between steam and diesel – makes it possible to present steam locomotives with steam...

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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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20200211144100

Railway Modelling

0 Gauge: Sidi Fontana, Morocco 1918 

The city of Sidi Fontana in Morocco is fictional, but the layout was inspired by one of the world’s longest narrow gauge railroads which spans more than 2000 km. The railway system makes it possible for the French army and...

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Railway Modelling

0 Gauge: Layout with Bustling Vehicle Operations 

Claudius Schüle from Karlsruhe presents his 0 gauge layout on an area of 36 square metres. Vintage fans get their money’s worth with this tinplate railway. Rolling stock from Märklin, Bing, Lionel and various other manufacturers...

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Railway Modelling

Cancellation: 0 Gauge: Diesel Locomotive Maintenance Depot 

For personal reasons Mike Bisset had to cancel his participation!

This 0 gauge layout depicts the Ladeside diesel maintenance depot from the early 1960s. Diesel locomotives began to replace steam power in numerous applications at...

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Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: Modular Funfair Layout 

There are numerous, functional funfair rides on the modular layout, which have been elaborately equipped with SMD lighting technology. On the bumper car alone, more 900 SMDs were installed and wired via running light controllers....

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Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: Winter in Odenwald 

The layout shows what it was like in the 1950s and 60s (epoch III B to IV). It’s digitally operated and manually switched. With two stations including one siding and one stop each at the two reversing loops, up to four trains can...

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20200211143351

Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: Snowy Winter Landscape 

An historic winter sports special train passes the gantry signal box at the station approach in Bad Eisbach. There’s busy through traffic and bus traffic on the station forecourt at the end of Bad Eisbach’s main station. The...

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20200211143304

Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: Impressions of the Saarland 

The club has created a perfect representation of their native Saarland with this layout. A double-track main line runs through gentle green hills, past half-timbered houses and vineyards. In many years of intricate handiwork, the...

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20200211143217

Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: Single Track Railway with Authentic Surroundings 

This modular H0 railway is a single-track Franconian branch line from epochs III and IV with several small to medium-sized stations, as well as other stations and stops. Interesting scenes alternate with expansive landscapes. The...

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20200211143134

Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: “Süderhafen” Port Facility 

Süderhafen is a fictitious port facility set in a timeframe of 1910 to 1920. The railway depicts port operations from years bygone with roughly 20 radio-controlled ship models, functioning cranes, shunting horses, steam towing...

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20200211142903

Railway Modelling

H0 Gauge: Niederhausen-Westerfeld & Berkeldam 

This layout takes “The German Federal Railroad in the 1960s” (epoch III) as its motif and is highly detailed, has background scenery and is equipped with its own lighting. Professionally aged vehicles are operated in a manner...

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20200211135900

Railway Modelling

TT Gauge: Layout with Double-Track Main Line and Branch Lines 

The motif is not based on any concrete archetype and comprises a double-track, fully electrified main line with branch lines. Vehicles from epochs III to VI are used. Steam and ICE operation is thus possible. Attention is focused...

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20200211135823

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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20200211135709

Railway Modelling

N Gauge Alzey Station 

The centrepiece of this layout is a replica of Alzey Station with 10 tracks and a total length of approximately 5.5 metres, based on the German Railway’s original track plans when the station was built in the 1980s.

Additional...

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20200211135550

Railway Modelling

N Gauge Diverse railway operations 

N-Club International (NCI) organizes the setup of layouts based on its members’ modules. Thanks to a standardised module connection system, ever new layouts can be created. Primary attention is focused on train operation and the...

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20200211135400

Railway Modelling

Z Gauge: Small Railway, Big Impact

Model club “Z-Freunde International” will present a variety of attractive module layouts at Faszination Modellbahn Mannheim 2020. Here’s a small sampling:

 

Deep Sea Port

The Z gauge Deep Sea Port diorama was conceived on the...

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20200211135300

Railway Modelling

Funfair Model Building: Cannstatter Wasen on a Scale of 1:87

IG Kirmes & Kirmesmodellbau will present a 4 square metre funfair diorama of the Cannstatter Wasen on a scale of 1:87 – Germany’s second-largest fun fair – on a 24 square metre presentation area. In addition to numerous self-built...

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20200211135000

Railway Modelling

Junior-College Europa by BDEF

At "Junior-College Europa" organised by BDEF (the Federal Association of German Railway Friends) children and youngsters learn about railway modelling through a series of work and play levels supervised and supported by experts.

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Steam Modelling

Steam-driven stationary models on display

Steam machines, hot air engines, vacuum engines - the models displayed on raised surfaces give spectators an impressive insight into the technology of the steam engine. The invention of the steam engine had an unparalleled...

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Model railway accessories

The exhibition includes a wide range of railway modelling accessories

All those little parts and products without which a model railway would not be complete are presented by so-called "small series manufacturers" and "accessory specialists". They cover everything from miniature trees and...

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Model railway accessories

IG Mikromodellbaufreunde Süd Rhein-Main (South Rhine-Main Micro Model Building Interest Group) at Faszination Modellbahn

Visitors at the booth operated by IG Mikromodellbaufreunde Süd Rhein-Main discover that the fascination of functional model building also takes place on a very small scale.

Excavation, transport and loading are implemented on a...

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Railway Modelling

Private Layouts Competition: West Bend Grain (N gauge)

Heiko Wendler: West Bend Grain (N gauge)

On a scale of 1:160, the “West Bend Grain” competition layout depicts a small grain silo loading facility in the Northeastern United States in the early 1980s. It was conceived without any...

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Railway Modelling

Private Layouts Competition: “Göhler Narrow-Gauge Railway in Summer 1961” (H0e gauge)

Heinz-Ulrich Grumpe: “Göhler Narrow-Gauge Railway in Summer 1961” (H0e gauge)

Commercially available materials were used. The grain loading facility comes from Auhagen, the truck scales from Model Scene, the transformer house...

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Railway Modelling

Private Layouts Competition: “Heinzenberg Station 1968” (Z gauge)

Jürgen Tuschick: “Heinzenberg Station 1968” (Z gauge)

This is an almost entirely faithful reproduction of Heinzenberg Station which was located on the former Weiltalbahn (Weil Valley Railway). The station building corresponds to...

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Railway Modelling

Private Layouts Competition: “Gischuna” (Ho and H0m gauge)

Otto Gisch: “Gischuna” (Ho and H0m gauge)

Gischuna is a fantasy layout located in the Swiss Alps during epoch III/IV. This is where normal gauge meets the Rhaetian Railway’s narrow gauge. A double-track car system layout runs...

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Railway Modelling

Private Layouts Competition: “Hepsander Coastal Railway” (H0e gauge)

Wolfgang Stößer: “Hepsander Coastal Railway” (H0e gauge)

The Hepsander lighthouse is well known and popular, which is why there’s always lots of action there on Sunday. The day invites visitors to go for a walk, many of whom take...

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Railway Modelling

Private Layouts Competition: “Light Narrow-Gauge Railway” (H0e gauge)

Dr. Michael Giersberg: “Light Narrow-Gauge Railway” (H0e gauge)

Peco’s H0e narrow gauge track was used as rail material. The sleepers were modelled on the irregular shapes of the narrow-gauge railway sleepers. The tracks were...

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