The German Railway Society

Globalrail: our annual exhibition

The history

Until recently the German Railway Society hosted its own model railway exhibition, Globalrail, each year.

Most of the layouts invited had a German connection, but other countries were usually represented too.

As well as layouts in a range of scales and gauges (to date including G, 0, H0, H0e, TT, N and Z), Globalrail featured a selection of specialist traders selling not only railway models and modelling supplies and tools but books, videos and ephemera. We were pleased to invite representatives from other railway societies too. Globalrail was a great opportunity to meet other enthusiasts and a convivial day out.

Thank you

We’re grateful to our Exhibition Manager Alan who arranged all these events, as well as to all who exhibited, assisted, and brought their trade stands along. Over many years previously the Society hosted a show at various venues and we are sorry that it is not currently possible for us to uphold the tradition.

New show!

In October 2024 a new show, the Convention of European Railway Societies Exhibition, takes place. This is a joint effort: the Austrian Railway Group, the Swiss Railways Society, the Italian Railway Society, the French Railway Society, the German Railway Society and the Scandinavian Railway Society will each have a stand and present a layout. The European Railways Association (ERA) will have a bookstall. We strongly support this initiative and we hope to see you there!

Full details are here

Globalrail 2022

Saturday 18 June 2022, 10:30–16:30

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Globalrail 2021

Update 20 January 2021

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GlobalRail 2020

Saturday 30 May 2020, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

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GlobalRail 2019

Saturday 15 June 2019, 10:30–16:30

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GlobalRail 2018

Sunday 29 April 2018, 10:30–16:30

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GlobalRail 2017

Didcot Civic Hall, Sunday 21 May 2017.

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GlobalRail 2016

Didcot Civic Hall, 22 May 2016.

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