Spielwarenmesse: Model Railways and Model Construction

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Model Railways and Model Construction

The Model Railways and Model Construction product group has a cross-generational appeal and is particularly popular with enthusiasts. The Spielwarenmesse® is the right place to present and discover the new products that this sector has to offer. Besides models for beginners, professionals and collectors, manufacturers show a large assortment for children in the form of starter kits and simple construction sets.  

“We can familiarise ourselves with current trends and innovations in model construction at the Spielwarenmesse. I come every year to meet our business partners and competitors. These get-togethers are very important to us as direct contact fosters cooperation.”
Andrzej Małysz, Owner, APM Model s.c, visitor from Poland
“I can only welcome the consolidation of both the Model Railway and Model Construction product groups. The products are related, the targeting almost identical – so it makes complete sense to accommodate both within one hall. We fi nd Hall 7A particularly good because it can also be very easily reached from the previous entrance at NCC Ost and has architectural appeal due to its natural light.”
Dr. Rainer Noch, Managing Director, NOCH GmbH & Co. KG, exhibitor from Germany

You can discover

In this product group you will find

  • Model railways

Model railways (H0 gauge, N gauge, Z gauge, 1 gauge, II gauge, TT gauge, 0 gauge); Trams and accessories; Railway vehicles narrow gauge; Cable and suspension railways; Rock railways; Other model railways

  • Accessories

Lamps and lighting equipment; Engines; Steam systems; Noise systems; Couplings; Freight goods; Signals; Rails, track materials; Technical model railway accessories; Electrical materials; Transformers; Electronic control units; Switchgear and point systems; Digital model railway controls; Computer control systems; Model railway construction kits; Children´s railways; Buildings and architecture; Dioramas, scenery accessories; Figures for model railway sets; Vehicles for model railway sets; Literature on railways, film material; Tools for model railway construction; Other model railways accessories

  • Model construction

Model kits; Model construction materials; Model paints and varnishes; Adhesives, industrial adhesives; Airbrush materials and accessories; Fretwork and woodcarving; Model construction tools; Literature on model construction; Model construction software & videos; Flight simulation; Power sources (batteries); RTR model construction; Electric motors; Combustion engines; Steam engines; Solar power systems; Cardboard cut-outs; Model aircraft; Model ships; H0 models; TT models; Models 1:160 (N); Die-cast models (1:43); Large scale models (1:18 and 1:24); Other scale models; Historic models; Plastic models; Metal models; Figures of all kinds; Model buildings; Showcases; RC model construction

  • Hobbies

Do-it-yourself supplies; Slot car racing tracks

License articles, sustainable toys and toys for people with special needs complete the product portfolio. 

The Model Railways and Model Construction product group is located in hall 7 (partial area) and 7A, together with the special area for small series manufacturers.

Spielwarenmesse toy fair hall plan 2020

The interactive hall plan for the Spielwarenmesse® 2020 is available by the end of October.

With more than 1 million products, including around 120,000 new toys, the Spielwarenmesse® offers a unique product variety. Read in the Toy Magazine which trends and innovations are emerging in the product group Model Railways and Model Construction.

Most manufacturers of model kits generate most of their sales among the over 50s, who have been absorbed in their hobby for more than several decades and invest, on average, a high three-digit to four-digit sum in their hobby. Besides the main target group, children also increasingly come to the fore as a source for stable to rising sales. A lot of manufacturers are, therefore, already concentrating on producing reasonably priced entry-level models to introduce children and young people to the wonderful world of model making and model railways.

Here is an overview of the top 5 countries in terms of market size in the Model Railways and Model Construction product group. At present, only market data for the "model vehicles" sector are available.*

Top 5 market size

Model Vehicles

  • USA $1,007.0 million (- 4.57 %)
  • China $815.9 million (+ 5.91 %)
  • Japan $547.6 million (+ 3.52 %)
  • Brazil $368.5 million (+ 7.81 %)
  • Germany $234.5 million (+ 2.90 %)

*Source: Euromonitor International, 2017/2018 (updated July 2019)

Gallery: Model Railways and Model Construction

Contact for new exhibitors:

Arthur Wagner

+49 911 99813-46

Contact for returning exhibitors:

Ramona Schneider

+49 911 99813-53


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