by Friedhelm Weidelich

Messe Sinsheim GmbH just published the decision to cancel this year's 37. Int. Modellbahn-Ausstellung, 19. Faszination Modellbau and 12. Echtdampf-Hallentreffen. The events have been planned for October 30 to November 1, 2020 in Friedrichshafen.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

On April 24 and 25, 2021, a new model railway platform of Gauge 0 and 1 is planned in Birmensdorf/ZH with the title TrainExpo.ch. Club layouts and models of all kinds in gauges 0, 0e, 0m, On3, 1 and 1m will be shown in operation, products for layout and vehicle model making will be on sale.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Gauge 1 Meeting in Sinsheim cannot take place because of the Corona crisis and has been cancelled today.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In the Corona crisis many have time to think. And then they start cleaning up.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Due to the development of the corona pandemic, Messe Sinsheim GmbH has decided not to hold this year's Fascination Modellbahn Mannheim, which traditionally takes place in spring, any more. A postponement to the late year 2020 is not promising, also in consideration of the current sensitivities of our exhibitors, the trade fair company has announced.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

As expected, Messe Dortmund has now postponed Intermodellbau from April to mid August.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

For gauge 1, narrow-gauge railways are still a niche product. In search of inspiration we visited the NuSSA - the zero and narrow gauge exhibition in Stadtoldendorf, Germany. It was worth it, because high quality model making was exhibited there.

We start with a field railway in 1:32. 46 photos of a compact, versatile layout.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The corona virus has current effects: The Faszination Modellbahn 2020 will not take place, as planned, from 13 to 15 March 2020. "Due to the daily changing conditions and the sense of responsibility of the organiser Messe Sinsheim GmbH, the date will be postponed to a later date", the organiser has just announced.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

From 13th through 15th March 2020, "Fascination Model Railway" will once again take place at the Maimarkthalle in Mannheim. Here, model railway enthusiasts will be able to view models and hand samples that they know from reports on the International Toy Fair.

The fair organizer is in contact with the authorities because of the corona virus. As things stand today, the fair will take place.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The newly announced figures from Noch for gauge 1 are worth a closer look.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

For the 300th birthday of Baron von Münchhausen Preiser is bringing an Elastolin figure. It matches the conversations in the model railway hall at the International Toy Fair.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Beli-Beco presented its extensive range of lamps and illumination for model railway scales in Nuremberg. A novelty for gauge 1 was included.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

In the obscure world of military model making there are sometimes useful accessories for civilian purposes. Besides the traditional 1:35 scale, there are also models in 1:32 scale, matching the 1-gauge.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

MiniArt is constantly expanding its range of kits in 1:35 scale with civilian motifs.

Many of them can also be used together with 1:32 scale.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

Not everyone at Märklin expected such a success of the new Gauge 1 products. The market is heading in a new direction, which Märklin is pursuing with new self-confidence. Customers will also benefit from this.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The 320 001 of the track construction company Wiebe hummed quietly on the Märklin gauge 1 roller bench.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

The Toy Fair in Nuremberg has been steadily losing importance for gauge 1, but Märklin makes it worth a visit.

by Friedhelm Weidelich

There's something going on at the model railroad shows.