Turn the playroom into Morrowland
Thanks to Momo and The Neverending Story he is one of the most successful children's book writers. Michael Ende created immortal characters such as Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver. And now Märklin has added their locomotive "Emma" to its Start up line so that playrooms can be turned into Morrowland. Emma has a detachable roof so that Jim and Luke can drive along on the footplate.
Think tanks for dioramas
There is no theme too far away, and no model so elaborate that it does not spark the imagination of manufacturers of model railway accessories. Suppliers of decorations and fabrics for dioramas have once again demonstrated that this is true.
Gebr. Faller GmbH (Hall 4A / F-230) have an example to prove that high quality exclusive or anniversary models do not encounter any sales problems and are highly sought after by collectors. The company has had lots of experience in the high-end sector over recent years, and now they are presenting the elaborate "Container Railport" building kit. It is aimed at experienced model builders and focusses on the railway. With a separate motorisation set, builders of model railways or dioramas can put life into this impressive model.
Accessories for building sites and rural idylls
Viessmann Modelltechnik GmbH (Hall 4A / C-232) and Noch GmbH & Co. KG (4A / C-211) also have "more life on the layout" on their agendas. Viessmann's e-motion range now includes a smith who forges the red-hot iron with his hammer. A sound module produces sounds to match the movement of the figure. Noch has announced a new theme for 2018 - "Joys of the Countryside". But there's a touch of Hitchcock in their range, too. Gauge H0 has a haunted house with light and micro-sound effects such as ghosts screaming. This laser-cut building kit is clearly the highlight of the year. And for horror film fans there is also a creepy graveyard.
Busch GmbH & Co. KG (Hall 4A / C-220) has stuck to traditional themes with a wide variety of items. The first theme of 2018 is a building site that has been realistically and accurately created in H0 gauge. The spectrum ranges from very delicate metal building site fences, extensive road repair kits with civil engineering equipment and even patches that can be added to make any road look old and worn. The action sets are a real highlight: they include a portable power generator, asphalt saw, tar kettle, vibrating rammer, vibrating plate, road roller, road marking machine and a construction saw. The ideal way of working off your stress after a journey on German motorways!