Overview of festivities in 2015
International Model Railway Day on 2nd December
Program on December 2nd, 5th and 6th, 2015
- Under the motto "90 years of steam locomotive class 01", the
4 passenger trains with class 01 express steam locomotives
in a special timetable simultaneously in the station
- There were guided tours of the outer station and the workshop. On our large test facility, visitors could see for themselves sit at the digital "speed controller" once.
- We had decided to extend our existing special shows:
- Photo exhibition about the nearly 85-year-old history of the club.
- Showcase with historical vehicles and accessories from the early years of the MEHEV layout in the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte.
- Exhibition on the 150th anniversary of the route Lübeck - Hamburg by means of photos and a selection of typical trains (models in H0, 1:87)
- There was the opportunity to acquire historical railway literature and used model railway articles
- For the youngest railway friends there was a playground in size H0.
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150 Years Lübeck-Hamburg Route
The Lübeck-Büchener-Eisenbahn (LBE) was founded on 27th February 1850.
and built the route from Lübeck to Büchen,
Start of operation was October 1851.
On 1st August, 1865, 150 years ago, the Lübeck-Hamburg line was opened.
opened. It ended at the Lübeck railway station,
on the area between Norderstraße and Spaldingstraße
as well as Nagelsweg and Hammerbrookstraße; in 1906, the route was
newly built central station extended.
of the former Lübeck-Büchener railway
Opening on 1st August 2015
The LBE is known for its vehicles: the new, two-part double-deck coach and the streamlined steam locomotive of the class 60, the world's first to be equipped with a "shuttle train control" was equipped..
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the route opening MEHEV shows 1th August 2015 in a showcase historical photos and typical trains (on a scale of 1:87) from the past decades. At the MEHEV layout demonstrations of the LBE train as a model on its journey over the now historical pillar railway from Harburg to Hamburg.
50 years of electric railway operation to Hamburg
50 years ago, the electric age began with the introduction of the
Catenary operation in Hamburg. At the model railway Hamburg e.V. (MEHEV)
at the Museum for Hamburg History on 5.4.1965 and at the Deutsche Bundesbahn on 6.4.1965.
MEHEV reminded of this with an exhibition and trips with historical
Trains on the historical track 1 model railway layout.
at 6th April 2015
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Long Night of the Museums
Like every year, the Long Night of the Museums in Hamburg attracted visitors again in 2015.
many people interested in culture. More than 50 museums and exhibition houses offered
on 18th April between 18 and 24 o'clock a varied program with more
as 600 single events.
at 18th April 2015
In the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte the model railway was shown on the 2nd floor until midnight. and also the workshop and the MEHEV archive on the 3rd floor were open until midnight. open for interested visitors.
826th HAFENGEBURTSTAG HAMBURG on the MEHEV-Layout
On the occasion of the foundation of MEHEV 1000 months ago on November 10th 1931
we offered a special demonstration program for this year's harbour birthday
under the motto "Railway and Harbour". On our historical traffic gauge 1
layout we showed you parts of the model railway from the Hamburger Hafenbahnanlagen.
Kai railway station on the right and the transshipment company at Baakenhafen. In the course of our
demonstration you saw freight trains that were destined for the harbour or formed there
(harbour hinterland transport). We also showed a special exhibition
from the history of the club with picture panels and historical railway vehicles.
8th to 10th May 2015
1000 months Modellisenbahn Hamburg e.V. (MEHEV)
Railway and harbour
On all three days of the harbour birthday an additional freight train brought with it open wagons sweet cargo of 1000 small chocolate bars in the hamburger Main freight station for unloading by the large and small visitors to the five presentations.
The Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte offered on Sunday at 14:00 o'clock and 16:00 o'clock under the motto "Steamship, shed and railroad: Hamburg's development under the sign of the port." Guided tours for Hamburg residents and visitors to the city on the exciting development of the port, has always had a significant influence on the cityscape of Hamburg. And last but not least, it has made Hamburg a central railway location! The tour ended with a demonstration of the model railway layout. There were also further guided tours at 13:00 and 15:00. Special programme of the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte and MEHEV:
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