1. March 2024

Press release from 01.03.2024: Join in. Talking shop. Shopping at Faszination Modellbahn Mannheim 2024!

Faszination Modellbahn International Fair for Model Railways, Specials & Accessories Messeimpressionen 2023 9 uai

The FASZINATION MODELLBAHN presents from 08. from March 10 to March 10, 2024 in the Maimarkthalle Mannheim to showcase the latest innovations in the world of model railways. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience brand new technologies, digital features, high-quality equipment and impressive sound and lighting solutions live. With breathtaking miniature layouts, leading exhibitors and a varied hands-on program, this trade fair promises to be an experience for the whole family that guarantees 100 percent model railway fun.

FASZINATION MODELLBAHN offers technology fans, enthusiasts and professionals a comprehensive overview of the latest trends and innovations in the model railroad industry. Well-known manufacturers, associations and clubs will be presenting the various display systems and their history as well as numerous opportunities to try out, play, make and buy. The well-known “railroad romantic” Hagen von Ortloff will also be represented this year as an honorary exhibitor and will be available to sign autographs for his fans. In the midst of these miniature worlds from the past and present, exhibitors from various countries present a variety of gauges, the latest technology, model railroad software, accessories and much more on the subject of model railroading. Visitors can experience the whole fascinating world of miniatures.

Plant equipment at the highest level

The hobby of model train building opens doors to other realities, promotes creativity, craftsmanship and sharpens skills. Various small series manufacturers and accessory specialists will be presenting a wide range of more than 40 product categories at the model railroad trade fair. The range includes not only locomotives and wagons, but also analog and digital control components, figures and materials for natural and landscape design. Buildings, lighting components, interior fittings and decorations from different eras are also available. Herpa, as a leading company in the market and innovation, is even offering an exclusive trade fair model at its stand: a Mercedes Sprinter with the branding of FASZINATION MODELLBAHN. Of course, Märklin will also be there again to present its new products. The model train manufacturer from Göppingen has a total of 256 new items for train fans in its program: 132 of them from Märklin, 96 from Trix and 28 from LGB. Whether steam locomotives, electric locomotives or complete trains, Märklin has put together a finely tuned assortment across all gauges that every model railroader is sure to enjoy.

Lectures and more

The Model Railway Forum presents a wide range of expertise and a broad spectrum of topics, offering something of interest for every visitor. This diversity enables participants to take home a knowledge advantage. As an additional highlight, episodes of the popular program Eisenbahn-Romantik will be shown.

Hands-on activities for everyone

At FASZINATION MODELLBAHN, visitors can also take part in the action themselves: at the Junior-College Europa, for example, children and young people are introduced to model railroads by building and playing independently at stations that build on each other in a sensible way. Under the guidance of experienced students from the Thomas Mann Gymnasium in Stutensee, they build their own small diorama and learn everything they need to know to creatively design their own layout – at eye level: from young people for young people. Meanwhile, parents can take a relaxed stroll through the halls. And at the end of the day, everyone can take their diorama home with them.

At the LEGO table with the track circle for the clamp building block cars, everyone can give free rein to their creativity and build the craziest vehicles. And with the wooden train set, exciting routes can be put together and played with extensively.

The play area invites children of all ages to linger and play with PIKO garden railroads and H0 model railroads. The clamp block cars in both track sizes provide creative driving fun and offer the ideal introduction to the fascinating world of model railroads. Children can also individually paint an H0 or garden railroad carriage at the PIKO stand.

Model railroad fun for children and young people

The non-profit association Eisenbahnfreunde Mannheim e.V. is committed to bringing children and young people closer to the subject of railroads. They will be presenting themselves at FASZINATION MODELLBAHN Mannheim and have some great offers up their sleeves. They will be presenting a Fischertechnik module in combination with a garden railroad, a nostalgic miniature carousel from 1956, glitter tattoos for children and a craft activity. For this special occasion, every child who visits the stand will receive a free children’s ticket for Germany’s largest reptile zoo, the Reptilium Landau.

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