21.11.2018

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 the Who's who... read on


12.11.2018

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 scale 1:87; the... read on


11.11.2018

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 just like the... read on


10.11.2018

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 60 wagons. Operator: Team... read on


08.11.2018

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 Lake Constance has... read on


08.11.2018

Gauge H0 in Cologne: Triorama MSCOB

This H0 single-track landscape layout is a museum line, driven by steam and diesel engines. The track traverses hilly countryside which includes a small train station. A narrow-gauge railway runs through the village. On the right side of... read on


07.11.2018

Piaggio Ape in Cologne: Mini World – Probably the smallest motorised and transportable model railway

Small is beautiful: This model railway sits on the loading surface of a Piaggio Ape. The layout is equipped with 20 attractions, which can be activated by children at the touch of a button. There is a railway, a cyclist, an ambulance... read on


06.11.2018

Gauge 0 in Cologne: Five-track through station Lenzingen

The centre of the layout is the five-track through station Lenzingen in a rural setting, used mainly by passenger trains. Freight transport is minimal and is essentially limited to a freight shed. The main line as well as the side line... read on


05.11.2018

Gauge Z in Cologne: Several layouts in gauge Z at IMA Cologne 2018

Nostalgic railway This layout is being presented for the first time although it was built in 1985.   In those days accessories for scale Z were very rare and with just a transformer and 3 trains in automatic mode the model had very few... read on


02.11.2018

Gauge H0 in Cologne: Replica of Weilerswist station

Half of this H0 segment layout is a replica of Weilerswist station according to original track plans from 1951. Structures such as the Swist Bridge, Triftstrasse, the maintenance depot as well as private houses and many more were all... read on


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