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Fleischmann, the stalwart of German railway modelling, always has a great selection of models on show and some excellent layouts. I honestly don't know enough about these models to comment, but here are some photos of the HO layout (under snow) and then some of the N-gauge layout. The N-gauge layout must have had nearly a hundred trains running around the place. Some on little quarry lines, some going up the mountains on rack lines others going around the whole layout.

Interestingly, the layouts had a low canopy of cloth that diffused the lighting giving a good viewing light and made it very easy to take photos, bouncing the flash from the canopy.













































If anyone would like to see any of the new 2008 locos and rolling stock in detail, I have a CD with their 2008 range on it and I could post some of the images. Just let me know.
 

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Doug,

Thanks once again for all the news and pictures, it brought back memories of my last years visit.

The Fleischmann winter scene layout looks fabulous.
You have to give credit to them, they had the number 1 layout both in HO and N last year and it seems like they are the winners of this year as well. Seems like Maerklin has brought the same layout back again.

Hope if everything goes well I shall visit the Dortmund Modellbau this April my photos won't be as good as yours but I'll try my best.

Thanks for the coverage,

Baykal
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 12 Feb 2008, 00:34) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What an excellent layout. The turntable set up is pretty awesome. Thanks for that report Doug.

Fleischmann are very, very good with automation & were doing things like the automatic hump shunt yard years before DCC/computer control. Most of the early automation was just using their own products (reeds, magnets, relay's & so on). AFAIK a lot of the DCC automation still uses them.

The "snow scene" layout, if it is the one I've seen before is excellent - BTW - the one I saw used Pollyfilla & ground glass according to one of the factory guy's who was overseeing it.
 

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 12 Feb 2008, 08:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The "snow scene" layout, if it is the one I've seen before is excellent - BTW - the one I saw used Pollyfilla & ground glass according to one of the factory guy's who was overseeing it.

Pretty sure it is the one you (and I) saw a few years back, but it is mighty impressive.

Regards
 
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