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

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

8th Faszination Modellbahn

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



Raffle – Celebrate good Modellbau-times, come on!

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Final report: "Faszination Modellbahn 2019" celebrates successful premiere with delighted exhibitors and visitors in Mannheim!

The new location Maimarkthalle Mannheim hosted the all-round successful premiere of FASZINATION MODELLBAHN from 15th - 17th March 2019. Some 18,000 visitors made the pilgrimage to the venue to celebrate the fantastic on


Gauge H0 at Mannheim: Waukegan and Kenosha Terminal (W&K Terminal)

This layout was designed for maximum play and fun.  A lot of time was invested in order to create a true-to-life layout that does not exist as an original. It depicts a marshalling terminal that is actually located between on


Gauge TT in Mannheim: Hoppenstedt

Construction of the "Hoppenstedt" layout began in 2008. It features a model nuclear power station, as seen in a TV sketch of the Hoppenstedt family created by German comedian Loriot. The double-track main line takes us on


Gauge 0 at Mannheim: Entertaining railway operation with interchanging trains

The tracks and the rolling stock are mainly based on era III. The layout has enough track space for seven trains. Two trains can run independently from each other at the same time, while others wait on station sidings and on on