Faszination Modellbau
Leading International Exhibition for
Model Railroading and Model Building
30. OCT.–01. NOV. 2020
Visitors  Model sectors  Steam Modelling

The one and only, genuine and original Echtdampf-Hallentreffen is the world’s largest event of its kind. And it’s the only place where unique, hissing, puffing and of course truly steaming models of railways, road vehicles and ships, as well as stationary layouts, are presented to the technically interested model building...

Steam on the tracks: 5 and 7¼ inch railway layout It is easy to be impressed by the intricacy of these mechanical masterpieces of yesteryear: elegant locomotives and proud traction engines show off their prowess in small format as they wind their way around the world's largest 5 inch and 7¼...

Steam-driven road vehicles, traction engines Traction engines are in a class of their own at the Indoor Steam Meeting. The presentation of these unique rare vehicles is a firm favourite at the show. Look out for some unusual models and hitch a ride around the hall. The steam-driven road vehicles form a...

Elegant ocean liners, steam pinnaces, stern wheelers and paddle steamers will be displayed on table-tops in Hall A5, with many models also being launched on the 400 m² large water pool. Even as models, these ships hold a fascination for their audience and give spectators the impression that they are...

A wealth of creativity can be found on the table-top displays: Constructors of stationary steam engines are not only excellent mechanics - they are also exceedingly inventive. There is so much to discover among the fine mechanical rarities and beautiful machines in action. Model engineers love every little part of their...

The invention and further development of motors and engines was the basic prerequisite for the evolution of technology-based mobility. The very first usable engines were steam powered, followed by internal combustion engines. The Dampffreunde Friedrichshafen are enthusiastic fans of technically functional model building, and historical engines are the role models for...