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The large model railway system in the DB Museum originates from the 1960s; it contains more than 500 meters of tracks and around 3.000 relays have been built in.

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The DB Museum has around 280 railway models in 1:10 scale, which makes it the largest collection of this kind.

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When it received the "Ebel collection" from Professor Siegfried Ebel, the DB Museum found itself the proud owner of the largest collection of n-gauge railway models in the world – more than 7,000 strong.

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Railway models have not always been just an expression of a leisure-time hobby - they serve to document vehicle technology, for experimental purposes or as showpieces and marketing objects.

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The 1:10 scale models in the DB Museum were painstakingly hand-made by apprentices in the railway workshops.

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Some of the 1:10 models in the DB Museum involved more than 27,000 hours of work.

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The new exhibition area, the Modellarium, is around 450 m² in area.

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The DB Museum is based on a collection of historic railway models in 1:10 scale that goes back to the 19th century.

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The Modellarium was opened as a new exhibition area of the permanent exhibition on 16th April. In this way, the museum’s extensive model collection finds a permanent home.

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In the Modellarium, around 2,000 railway models in a wide range of scales are exhibited.

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