The German Railway in H0


Exhibition: Modellbau Schleswig Holstein 2015

An ever recurring event is the exhibition Modellbau Schleswig Holstein in Neumünster, Germany. I usally go there to check on the different layouts there and, of course, to see if I need anything from the many shops that are there too.

This year I took some pictures for you to enjoy!

The many shops in the area had a booth with a lot of second hand and new stuff.

Lots of Märklin of course!


...but also American stuff! I have never seen that before.

Eisenbahnfreunde Friesland

The club Eisenbahnfreunde Friesland showed their enourmous n-scale modular layout. It has some very nifty features and details. I am not sure, but it seemed like they ran it analogue.


Inside the mountain is a hidden staging yard. N-scale makes these kind of tricks possible in small spaces as well.

A cute little lake with a beach.

The water treatment plant.

The river needs some dusting... ;-)

The mainline was long and had a few stations a long the way.

...one of the stations being a big one!

The layout also had working signals.

...and small gardens.

A gravel yard.

MEC Tarp

The model railway club in Tarp showed their American 0n scale layout.

Sweet Water Station

Finely detailed models and scenery.

Modellbahn Service Mecklenburg

Modellbahn Service Mecklenburg showed their completely computer controlled layout. Everything was run by a computer. A screen allowed the visitors to see what was going on in the computer.

The layout was N-scale. There were a lot of N-scale layouts this year.

The screen allows the visitor to follow a long as the computer controls the trains.

US N-scale Layout

Yet another N-scale layout! This time in a American setting. The desert scenery did give quite a contrast to European scenery that you normally see around here.

Note: I did not get the name of the club. If you know it, please give me a shout. :-)


A highway is a must on an American layout.

The background really gives depth to the layout.

Only a few trains ran when I was there.

The railway as we know it. Trains never show up when you want to take a photo...


A few guys had brought their small Z-scale layouts. All of them built inside a suitcase.

Incredible how much you can put in a suitcase.

I wonder how many kilometers that little train ran that day...

All in all a great day and definitely worth it!

Happy modelling!