MÄRKLIN & RAILROADS
www.trains-and-trains.dk : A personal view by Christian Vinaa
Exhibitions : "Modellbau Schleswig-Holstein" in Neumünster
Where ?Europe - Germany - Schleswig-Holstein - Neumünster - Holsten-Hallen.
Neumünster is 1 hour drive north of Hamburg.
When ?Every year - first weekend (Sunday) in March, even if the Saturday is in February.
What ?2-day fair ( Saturday - Sunday ) arranged by BV-Messen / Ochtruper Veranstaltungs GmbH.
The fair is not only about model-railroads :
You can find lots of model-boats - model-trucks - model-cars - model-tanks/armour - RC-cars and trucks; even cardboard ships ( not for water-use ) and other items made from cardboard.
Huge water-tanks where plastic and wooden model-boats are demonstrated.
Several m3 of dirt/earth is put on the floor so trucks and amour can drive in a natural terrain.
7-10 model-railroad layouts are on display; from track Z to track 1, coming from Norway, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland and even Scotland.
10-15 model-railroad dealers from all of northern Germany sell new and second-hand items from their stalls.
It is often a great place to get good bargains; especially Sunday afternoon, where the dealer has the option of either selling the item or packing it down and transporting it back to the shop.
Since it is so close to Denmark I usually visit Modellbau Schleswig-Holstein each year.
In 2014 I had the great joy of giving my friends from Scotland; Mike Bisset and John Donaldson, a helping hand demonstrating Mike's layout : St Marnock Engine Shed at the fair :
Check out Mike's website to see if he is booked to show his layouts on a fair near you.
Worth seeing while in Neumünster :( Please remember that I will only link to VERY important websites, but I will mention a lot of "names" so you can search the Internet yourself. )
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