Participation action at the
Modelleisenbahn Hamburg e.v.
08.12.2019 15:30 and 16:30
Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
The support of the dispatchers as signaller provides exciting insights into model railway control, the operation and handling of a railway operation in Hamburg. After an introduction to the operation, you can take part in a Track control consoles handle the trains on the model railway layout which has existed for 70 years and send them to the appropriate destinations. Elaborate models, large-scale Staging of the railway station facilities from Hamburg-Harburg station as well as an bundance of historical objects, picture and text documents allow 100 years of railway history to be presented.
The introduction starts at 15:30 and 16:30.
The presentations starts at 16:00 and 17:00.
- Costs: included in the museum entrance fee.
- without registration (For space reasons limited to 10 persons per presentation)
Information under: www.mehev.de or Phone: +49 40 31 44 35
In the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
Holstenwall 24 / 2nd Floor, D-20355 Hamburg
70th anniversary celebration Presentation of the modelrailway
on the 2nd floor of the Museum of Hamburg History
MEHEV = Modell Eisenbahn Hamburg Erklären Vorführen. (modelrailway hamburg explaining presentating)
The 1. chairman of the MEHEV, Mr. Matthiessen, welcomed
the guests, explained the procedure of the celebration and handed over
the word to the following speakers.
The Vice-President of the Hamburg Parliament Mr. Wersich, as well as Finance Senator Dr. Dressel confessed to the railway hobby and were enthusiastic about how they became railway fans in their childhood. They wanted the modelrailway layout on the 2nd floor of the MHG to be "a jewel in the crown of the Museumslandscape", it should remain in place and many more anniversaries should be celebrated.
|2.v.r. Hr. Matthiessen, r. Dr. Wiechmann|
The group representative of Deutsche Bahn AG,
Mrs. Dr. Herbort delivered the congratulations of our
The 1. chairman of the MEHEV, Mr. Matthiessen, declared the model selection of the train station "Hamburg-Harburg", the significance of this model for Hamburg and the special circumstances of the material procurement for the construction of the modelrailway in the 1940s.
The VVM chairman, Mr. Dr. Elsner, paid tribute to the performance of the MEHEV and explicitly emphasized the value of the honorary work on modelrailway and original railway vehicles, so that they can also be used for subsequent preserve for generations.
Mr. Krumm, Chairman of the BDEF, conveyed the congratulations and reminded the audience that MEHEV is one of the founding members of the Bundesverband-Deutscher-Eisenbahn-Freunde and emphasized the outstanding presantation of the gauge 1 modelrailway in the Museum of Hamburg History.
The interim museum director of the MHG, Mr. Dr. Wiechmann, reported on the current status of the modernisation and conversion plans at Holstenwall 24.
The MEHEV treasurer, Mr. Schäding, reported from his first visits in the 1970s, as a pupil of the opposite commercial school and his later collaboration in the MEHEV.
During subsequent discussion circles on the topics of railways and local transport in Hamburg, as well as many memories of the first own model railway, the participants were able to strengthen themselves with Franzbrötchen, which were made available by the winner of the "Franzbrötchen-Wettbewerb 2019 im MHG". The very first bite into this special pastry made it clear why it won first prize in the competition.
The MEHEV-members of the festival committee have given each guest our commemorative publication "70 years modelrailway in the museum". The readers of the HN can also read the festive magazine for €4,00 at the Museum Shop of the Museum of Hamburg History or at the MEHEV cash desk. The festive magazine shows the beginnings of model railways in the museum up to the present day and is a treasure trove for the interesting reports and pictures of this unique model railway. The editions of the HN that were made available to the public were also gladly requested by the guests.
The special demonstration of the traffic historic modelrailway on the 2nd floor led the guests into the past 110 years of the railway history in Hamburg. Starting with the steam locomotives and vehicles from the time of Prussia and the germans country railways originated, over the time of the increasingly faster locomotives and traction vehicles in the 1930s, the "New construction vehicles of the 1950s of the Deutsche Bundesbahn", up to the vehicles of the "Deutsche Bahn AG", which we daily can see on the tracks in Hamburg and the surrounding area. Some "MEHEV treasures" were also presented for a special experience, e.g. "Der Adler", the first locomotive in Germany, which starts the railway age, left the station Harburg over the Elbbrücken and the pillartrack to the main station. The model figures were dressed especially festively and were not astonished when an ICE was rushing past them. The "rail transport train", which was in operation for a short time, with rail transport wagons loaded with long "steel rails" drove about the plant. Thus it could be shown that also the maintenance of the tracks in original and model are important, so that the tracks stay safe. The guests were equally enthusiastic about the track control panels Lüneburg and Buchholz, that are based on original control panels. After an introduction the service, the guests could let our trains run. The technology corresponds to the great original and allows the trains to reach their destination safely and on time..
Members and board of the MEHEV especially thank the festival committee and the helpers with the organization of this anniversary celebration.
70 years presentation of the gauge-1 model railway
from Modelleisenbahn Hamburg e.V. in the museum of hamburgs history
We celebrate from 3. to 6. October 2019
- on the second floor:
we will present the history of the modelrailway in the museum in a picture galerie,
- in a showcase we will present historic models with had run on the layout a long time ago.
- we will present the history of the modelrailway in the museum in a picture galerie,
- on the third floor:
- we will present a new gauge-1 module layout from our MEHeV-youth group,
- show the progress of the railway in hamburg in pictures
On 5 October 2019 at 2 pm
in the large lecture hall of the MHG (ground floor)
Mr. Hans-Peter Neumann from the passenger association PRO BAHN
asks the question: "Where does Hamburg need a train station?"
On 6 October 2019 at 2 pm
in the large lecture hall of the MHG (ground floor)
Mr. Alexander Montana from VCD North,
presents an "Alternative Public Transport Concept 2035".
From 3 October on
there is our commemorative publication
for the price of € 4.-
included is a keyring pendant