Splendid Miniature World in the Dutch Railway Museum

Jan 28, 2010, 02:00 ET from Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, January 28 /PRNewswire/ -- From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February 2010, the Dutch Railway Museum will be hosting On traXS!, an international exhibition of model train layouts. The finest model layouts from all over Europe are being brought to Utrecht for this event. Many of the layouts will be on display in the Netherlands for the first time, and several have been built specially for the On traXS! event. Alongside Dutch layouts there will also be displays from Belgium, Germany, France, the UK and Luxembourg.

On traXS!

After the resounding success of On traXS! 2009, a second edition was almost inevitable. The event, which attracted over 10,000 visitors last year, was certainly popular. And in the past year we have been working hard behind the scenes to make the second edition even better than the first. A unique world in miniature will be revealed amongst the Railway Museum's towering life-sized exhibits. Visitors will be able to admire some fantastic model layouts, in which even the smallest detail is perfectly reproduced. Some of the layouts are so cleverly finished and lit that they are barely distinguishable from the real thing. The builders of the layouts will be on hand to provide information and explanations. All in all there will be approximately 30 layouts on show, including a number of prize winners.

In addition, numerous manufacturers will also be coming to Utrecht to show their products to the public.


It goes without saying that any visit to our museum can be an educational experience as well! During the exhibition there will be a number of demonstrations on various modelling topics of interest to enthusiasts.

On traXS! Award

The On traXS! Award will be presented for the first time this year. Visitors can vote for the best layout and a prize will be available for both the winning layout and for a lucky voter.


Special activities are also being arranged for children. They can earn a Shunting Certificate and there will be a supervised handicrafts corner for them to enjoy. The Jumbo Express will be making frequent trips in the outdoor area.

Website: http://www.ontraxs.com

SOURCE Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum