Be impressed by the delicate technical marvels of mechanics from a bygone era: fancy locomotives and locomobiles move in miniature on the world’s largest 5 inch and 7 ¼ inch track layout through halls B2 and B3 at Messe Friedrichshafen.

The impressive track layout is the centerpiece of the exhibition. More than 4,000 m of track are installed, a transfer station, transfer platform, switches, turntable and loading terminal enable realistic and smooth train traffic. The track system is walkable for the visitors and guarantees a lot of variety. Trucks are loaded, containers unloaded, silos emptied and, above all, steamed for miles to their heart’s content. Pure steampunk: it hisses, steams, honks and whistles as participants breathe life into their steam models.

But not only the participants can enjoy the steam blowing around their noses on the steam trains, also the public may take a few turns on the steam trains of the combined 5 inch and 7 ¼ inch layout for a small fee, together with the participants’ light railroads and narrow gauge locomotives.

If you would like to participate with a steam locomotive yourself, you can apply using the PDF form below. The data can be entered directly on the computer.

Please send your application by mail to: Messe Sinsheim GmbH, Mr. Sascha Bürkel, Weißdornring 7, 74889 Sinsheim or by e-mail to:

Participants are also asked to help with the installation and dismantling of the track. The set-up begins on Saturday, October 29 and goes up to and including Wednesday, November 2 from 09:00 each day ! Dismantling will take place on Sunday, November 6 after Mass from 5 pm and will continue the following Monday ! Please read our PDF information below Support set-up and dismantling Real Steam Hall Meeting!

Application deadline is August 15, 2022

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