Guidebook "Familien-Hobby Modellbahn"
Building a beautiful model railway layout as a family: is that not a great way to pass the time? Even in the era of computer games, modelling is a hobby where children and young people can have a lot of fun and celebrate their success with their friends, parents or grandparents. The joint planning of a model landscape, the selection and purchasing of the »ingredients« for your own little world and building it as a team are experiences that connect generations. The hobby is varied and creative, supports fine motor skills and imagination. At the same time, patience, planning and organisational skills are required. All of this makes the model landscaping hobby an activity with pedagogical value. The well-known railway modeller and author Karl Gebele built an attractive layout in the size 190 x 100 cm with his grandsons Nico and Denis.
In this Guidebook of 120 pages, the three of them show, step by step, how this wonderful family project emerged. In particular, it‘s also about the question of where in the process of building a layout the children can get involved and which tasks are better taken on by adults. Every stage of the work is captured through a series of pictures. At the back of the Guidebook are track plans in H0, TT and N for replicating the layout and a parts list.