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New 11/04/13: Review of the 15th and Final Convention / Rückblick auf die 15. und letzte CV:  click here

NMRA Award

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).
updated: 10/22/13 - click here


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:
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:
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)

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
In 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 - Hollywood style).
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

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Convention - History (German)


Dealers, Advertisers and Sponsors of the 15th Convention (with their own web site) All American Trains, Kaarst, Germany (Advertiser) Max Affolter Uhren, Zürich (MIDO) Ameribahner / Wintrack Anlagenplanung, Germany (Dealer/Publisher) City of Adliswil (Main Sponsor) ATO-Electronic, Thalwil (Advertiser) Beamer Sponsoring Bäckerei Winter, Adliswil (Cafeteria) Bank Thalwil, Adliswil, Kilchberg, Langnau a/A, Thalwil (Sponsor) Beyer Uhrenmuseum, Zürich, René Beyer (Sponsor) Big Trains and More, Sissach (Dealer) Bösch-Getränke, Adliswil (Cafeteria) Country Style Magazine, Oberwil (Advertiser) Egger Film, Gattikon (producing official CV-Film) EK-Verlag, Freiburg (Advertiser) ExactRail, Orem, UT, USA (Advertiser) Feather Products, Zürich (Repair Center) Hermann: MTH CH-Vertretung (Hermann Service & Handels GmbH) Importeur GEKA Spielwaren GmbH, Züger Modellspielwaren, Oberurnen Hotel Ibis, Adliswil (CV-Hotel) Imthurn Productions, Vendlincourt (Dealer) Kalmbach Publishing Co, Waukesha, WI, USA (Advertiser) Lamprecht Transport AG, Zürich-Airport (Advertiser) Lehner Hoch- und Tiefbau, Kilchberg (special services) LOKI Eisenbahnzeitschrift und Loki Thema No. 2, Zürich Mags and More (Foto Loko Grafik by Dani Hunziker), Zürich Märklin-Vertriebs AG, Unternetfelden (Advertiser) Maya Travel Inn, (Railfan Reisen), Uitikon-Waldegg Micro-Trains Line Co, Talent, OR, USA (Advertiser) MiniNatuer, Silhoutte, R. Zumstein, Zürich (Advertiser) Model Junction, Slough Trading Estate, GB (Advertiser) MTH Electric Trains, USA (Advertiser über Hermann) NMRA National Model Railroad Association USA (GB) Atlantic Division NOCH GmbH, DE, Athearn, Kato, CMW Importeur), (Advertiser) Old Pullman Modellbahnen AG, Stäfa (Dealer) Pitschs Trucker Shop, Zürich (Deadler) Rail Media (Audio CD's und DVD's), Fürth, Germany (Dealer) Rail4you, Digitalsteuerungen, E. Iten, Leibstadt (Dealer) Rail-Tech, U. Germann, Grenchen (Advertiser) Rapido Trains Inc. Concord, ON, Canada (Advertiser) Roger and the Wild Horses, Schindellegi, CV-Dinner Showblock (Advertiser) RS GRAPHIC, Ruedi Schai, Bernhardzell Scania Schweiz AG, Kloten, VW-Nutzfahrzeuge (Sponsor Truck for Transpo) Sinalco Cola, Ramsier Suisse SA, Reinach (Advertiser) SWR TV, Eisenbahn Romantik mit H. von Ortloff (makes a  reportage of the 15th CV) SZU - Sihltal Zürich Üetliberg Bahn, Zürich (Advertiser) Thalwiler Taxi, Thalwil (Advertiser) Shuttle Service The Train Station, Differdange, LUX (Advertiser) Trainmaster by Werner Meer, Kilchberg (Dealer) Volldampf TV, Treiermedia GmbH, Reinach (Advertiser) makes a  reportage of the 15th CV Wm.K. Walthers Inc. Milwaukee, WI, USA (Advertiser) 4th German US-Convention, Rodgau bei Frankfurt (Advertiser)


The Future without our Conventions


6th 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.


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Direct Link 14th Convention: click here

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