RAILROADFANS IN SWITZERLAND
HEADQUARTERS: WERNER MEER, 3 HOCHWEIDSTRASSE, CH-8802 KILCHBERG (ZÜRICH) FOUNDED 1981
PHONE 011-41-44-715-3666, FAX 011-41-44-715-3660, E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
For Information in German: click here
|old Layoutcenter ALCA||new Layout Center LCH||Private Layouts|
|13th CV-Guide PDF||14th Convention
|14th CV-Guide PDF||
15th CV Exhibitors
15th CV Map Adliswil
|10th CV-Guide PDF||11th CV-Guide PDF||12th CV-Guide PDF||13th CV-Guide PDF||14th CV-Guide PDF||15th CV-Guide PDF|
updated: March 17, 2015
|Convention Main Page|
New 11/04/13: Review of the 15th and Final Convention / Rückblick auf die 15. und letzte CV: click here
Surprisingly, an award for the many years of work in the U.S. scene was
presented to Werner Meer during the 4th CV in Rodgau near Frankfurt, from
NMRA (Nobby Clarke).
|News 12/12: Official CV-Film and CV-Photos - jetzt lieferbar / now available|
Offiicial CV-Film on DVD by Thomas Egger von EGGER FILM.
Running time: 122 Min. Price: sFr. 30.-.
Trailer (2,5 Min.) of the CV-Film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4tOGU2LalI&feature=youtu.be
There was no more space for the CV-Dinner on this DVD. Therefore, the 30 Min. CV-Dinner (Speeches, Special Awards, Showblock with Roger and the Wild Horses) can be seen on Youtube.
Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCZBDNkWj1Q&feature=youtu.be
Official Photo-CD more then 600 Photos by Ferdinand Rat. Price: sFr. 20.-.
Orders to be made to the address above.
please note: Photo-CD sold out 5/15
|15th and Final Convention October 13/14, 2012 in Adliswil (Zürich)|
|MAIN THEME: SPEED & POWER|
Logo by Jürg Lütscher
15th Convention Flyer (A4 size) as a PDF - click here
The 15th Convention Guide is online: click here
8/29: The 15th Convention Guide has arrived and can be ordered.
(Europe € 10.- / Overseas $ 20.-)
Direct Link 15th Convention - updated
October 16, 2012
Accurate Infos about all 90 Exhibitors with Photos: click here (English)
Our Conventions for American Railroadfans in Switzerland are held every 3 years.
|American Railroadfans - Conventions - a short history|
the past, every 2 years in Fall, we were organizing a 2-day event
(Convention for American Railroadfans in Switzerland) at Adliswil (suburb
of Zürich). We were inspired thru the NMRA Conventions held in the USA.
Our first convention was back in 1981 inside the facilities of Swissphone Telecom.
Also the 2nd CV was held there in 1982. Afterwards, we changed the rhythem
of our event to be held every other year. Therefore, the 3rd to the 6th CV
were held between 1984 and 1990 at the Zürich Water Supply facilities in
Zürich downtown. Since the 7th CV in 1992, we are able to use the school
house complex "Kronenwiese" at Adliswil. In 1998 we were
celebrating the 10th Jubilee Convention with more than 3000
visitors. For this special event, Daniel Wehrli built a real size (sacle
1:1) Cupola Caboose. No question, it was the attraction of the 10th
CV and it was also used as our Ticket-Office. The 11th CV held in Fall 2000
was with 4000 visitors an all time high record. To satisfy the high amount
of attendies, we were in need of a second ticket office. In addition to
our Caboose we got the front end of a Santa Fe SD75M Diesel
Loco (made by railfans in Schlanders, Italy, once again made out of wood -
Die The 12th Convention of October 12/13, 2002 was a big success. Even the German TV "SWR-Eisenbahnromantik-Team" with Hagen von Ortloff produced a 25' show. It was proadcasted as series # 471 on November 24, 2002.
Because of the rebuilding of the "our" school house, there was no Convention for 4 years (between 2002 and 2006). But the 13th Convention (Locomotion) of October 14/15, 2006 was once again a great success. For the second time, the SWR Eisenbahn-Romantik-Team with Hagen von Ortloff and Susanne Mayer-Hagmann made a TV report about the 13th CV.
Special Guest at the 13th CV: Brian Marsh, Overland Models / Tower 55 Products, USA.
We are very pround to have the biggest importer and producer of brass models from the USA at our Convention.
Direct Link: Overland Models
After the 13th CV we decided to change our bi yearly rhythem to 3 years. Therefore, the 14th CV (Evolution) was held on October 10/11, 2009.
Special Guest at the 14th CV: George W. Kohs, Kohs & Company, USA.
We are glad to present this premium brass producer during our 14th CV..
Direct Link: Kohs & Company
Special Guest at the 14th CV: Mike Wolf, M.T.H. Electric Trains, USA.
Wir We are glad to present this producer of HO, O and 1/32 models in plastic and metal during our 14th CV. Mike Wolf presented the first hand sample of the SBB Cargo Re 482 in O scale. he even announced the next Swiss model, the legendary "Krokodil" electric loco.
Direct Link: M.T.H. Electric Trains
The 15th and Final Convention will be held on October 13/14, 2012.
2009 Evolution 2012 Speed & Power
Logo by Jürg Lütscher Logo by Jürg Lütscher
|Convention - History (German)|
Dealers, Advertisers and Sponsors of the 15th Convention (with their own web site)
|http://www.aat-net.de||All American Trains, Kaarst, Germany (Advertiser)|
|http://www.affolter-uhren.ch||Max Affolter Uhren, Zürich (MIDO)|
|http://www.ameribahner.com||Ameribahner / Wintrack Anlagenplanung, Germany (Dealer/Publisher)|
|http://www.adliswil.ch||City of Adliswil (Main Sponsor)|
|http://www.ato-electronic.ch||ATO-Electronic, Thalwil (Advertiser) Beamer Sponsoring|
|http://www.beckwinter.ch||Bäckerei Winter, Adliswil (Cafeteria)|
|http://www.bankthalwil.ch||Bank Thalwil, Adliswil, Kilchberg, Langnau a/A, Thalwil (Sponsor)|
|http://www.beyer-ch.com||Beyer Uhrenmuseum, Zürich, René Beyer (Sponsor)|
|http://www.bigtrains.net||Big Trains and More, Sissach (Dealer)|
|http://www.boeschgetraenke.ch||Bösch-Getränke, Adliswil (Cafeteria)|
|http://www.countrystyle.ch||Country Style Magazine, Oberwil (Advertiser)|
|http://www.eggerfilm.ch||Egger Film, Gattikon (producing official CV-Film)|
|http://www.eisenbahn-kurier.de||EK-Verlag, Freiburg (Advertiser)|
|http://www.exactrail.com||ExactRail, Orem, UT, USA (Advertiser)|
|http://www.feather.ch||Feather Products, Zürich (Repair Center)|
|http://www.hermann-rail.ch||Hermann: MTH CH-Vertretung (Hermann Service & Handels GmbH) Importeur|
|http://www.modelleisenbahnen.ch||GEKA Spielwaren GmbH, Züger Modellspielwaren, Oberurnen|
|http://www.ibiszurich.ch||Hotel Ibis, Adliswil (CV-Hotel)|
|http://www.imthurn.com/home-de.htm||Imthurn Productions, Vendlincourt (Dealer)|
|http://www.kalmbach.com||Kalmbach Publishing Co, Waukesha, WI, USA (Advertiser)|
|http://www.lamprechtlogistics.com||Lamprecht Transport AG, Zürich-Airport (Advertiser)|
|http://www.lehnerbau.ch||Lehner Hoch- und Tiefbau, Kilchberg (special services)|
|http://www.loki.ch||LOKI Eisenbahnzeitschrift und Loki Thema No. 2, Zürich|
|http://www.magsandmore.ch||Mags and More (Foto Loko Grafik by Dani Hunziker), Zürich|
|http://www.maerklin.ch||Märklin-Vertriebs AG, Unternetfelden (Advertiser)|
|http://www.mti.ch||Maya Travel Inn, (Railfan Reisen), Uitikon-Waldegg|
|http://www.micro-trains.com||Micro-Trains Line Co, Talent, OR, USA (Advertiser)|
|http://www.mininatur.de||MiniNatuer, Silhoutte, R. Zumstein, Zürich (Advertiser)|
|http://www.modeljunction.info||Model Junction, Slough Trading Estate, GB (Advertiser)|
|http://www.mthtrains.com||MTH Electric Trains, USA (Advertiser über Hermann)|
|http://www.nmraatlantic.org||NMRA National Model Railroad Association USA (GB) Atlantic Division|
|http://www.noch.de||NOCH GmbH, DE, Athearn, Kato, CMW Importeur), (Advertiser)|
|http://www.oldpullman.ch||Old Pullman Modellbahnen AG, Stäfa (Dealer)|
|http://www.pitsch-trans.ch||Pitschs Trucker Shop, Zürich (Deadler)|
|http://www.railmedia.de||Rail Media (Audio CD's und DVD's), Fürth, Germany (Dealer)|
|http://www.rail4you.ch||Rail4you, Digitalsteuerungen, E. Iten, Leibstadt (Dealer)|
|http://www.rail-tech.ch||Rail-Tech, U. Germann, Grenchen (Advertiser)|
|http://www.rapidotrains.com||Rapido Trains Inc. Concord, ON, Canada (Advertiser)|
|http://www.rogerleuenberger.ch||Roger and the Wild Horses, Schindellegi, CV-Dinner Showblock (Advertiser)|
|http://www.rsgraphic.ch||RS GRAPHIC, Ruedi Schai, Bernhardzell|
|http://www.vw-truck.ch||Scania Schweiz AG, Kloten, VW-Nutzfahrzeuge (Sponsor Truck for Transpo)|
|http://www.sinalco.ch||Sinalco Cola, Ramsier Suisse SA, Reinach (Advertiser)|
|http://www.swr.de/eisenbahn-romantik||SWR TV, Eisenbahn Romantik mit H. von Ortloff (makes a reportage of the 15th CV)|
|http://www.szu.ch||SZU - Sihltal Zürich Üetliberg Bahn, Zürich (Advertiser)|
|http://www.thalwilertaxi.ch||Thalwiler Taxi, Thalwil (Advertiser) Shuttle Service|
|http://www.trainstation.lu||The Train Station, Differdange, LUX (Advertiser)|
|http://www.trainmaster.ch||Trainmaster by Werner Meer, Kilchberg (Dealer)|
|http://www.volldampf.tv||Volldampf TV, Treiermedia GmbH, Reinach (Advertiser) makes a reportage of the 15th CV|
|http://www.walthers.com||Wm.K. Walthers Inc. Milwaukee, WI, USA (Advertiser)|
|http://www.us-convention-brd.de||4th German US-Convention, Rodgau bei Frankfurt (Advertiser)|
|The Future without our Conventions|
US-Modellbahn-Convention Germany - 14./15. October 2017
Alle American Railroadfans are invited to visit the 6th CV in Germany.
Horst Meier (Organisor) is looking forward to see you all.
Rodgau-Nieder Roden (bei Frankfurt/M.) - Direct Link
Below you can find the complete infos for the 14th Convention.
|14TH CONVENTION OCTOBER 10/11, 2009 IN ADLISWIL (ZÜRICH)|
|MAIN THEME: EVOLUTION|
Logo by Jürg Lütscher
|Direct Link 14th Convention: click here|
Please note: These links below are written in English !
Please note: These links below are written in German !