Model engineering shows with cult status!

Messe Sinsheim GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Schall Group, attracts to its technically-oriented consumer exhibitions throughout Germany and Europe. At the iconic shows like the leading model engineering fair Faszination Modellbau Friedrichshafen and the International Model Railway Exhibition (IMA) in Cologne, as well as the Indoor Steam Engine Meeting, an the Faszination Modellbahn, the community meets and celebrates their wonderful hobbies at a high level.

Next Fairs

7th Faszination Modellbahn

International trade fair for model trains, specials & accessories
Maimarkthalle Mannheim

11th Echtdampf-Hallentreffen

Steam-driven model railways, road vehicles, ships and stationary engines
Messe Friedrichshafen

18th Faszination Modellbau FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

International trade fair for model railways and model making
Messe Friedrichshafen



Final report: Happy days! The 35th IMA International Model Railway Exhibition scores again with colossal diversity and contented faces at Kölnmesse

We are drawing to the end of an even year, and that means happy times for the railway modelling community, as the IMA, International Model Railway Exhibition, takes place biannually at the Cologne Exhibition Centre. This year on


Gauge H0 in Cologne: Rail Innovation

This model is a very special construction and one of the greatest milestones of "Rail Innovation". The main station consists of 14,221 laser-cut individual parts and approx. 270 SMDs provide great lighting. It was built in on


Funfair modelling in Cologne: MINI FUNFAIR

The funfair layout has about 100,000 SMDs in various colours and also several dozen running light boards. The whole effect is an unparalleled sea of twinkling lights. The fairground rides are fitted with motors and function on


Gauge H0 in Cologne: America layout with up to 6 locos and over 60 wagons

The era of the layout is from 1990 to modern day. It depicts a typical American/Canadian landscape with a small town and industrial area. Of particular interest are the trains with up to 6 locomotives and over on


Final Report: Record! 53.000 visitors make it the most successful FASZINATION MODELLBAU of all time!

Phenomenal and relaxing were among the attributes used to describe the highly successful 2018 Faszination Modellbau show! This year the leading trade fair at the intersection point of Germany, Austria and Switzerland on on