I had the good fortune last week-end to visit the Nuremberg Toy fair, (and in the process tick another item off my “bucket list”!). Â Ever since I can remember, the Nuremberg Toy fair has always been lauded as the biggest and best of it’s kind in the world and when I got a surprise (last minute) invitation last Wednesday, I jumped at the chance. Â Unfortunately I was only able to spend one day at the show itself, so with up to 12 halls packed with all sorts of interesting stuff to get around, I just had time to concentrate on the three halls dedicated to scale models and miniature railways. Â The whole experience was absolutely fantastic with the opportunity to see some wonderful miniatures “up close” on some really impressive stands; CMC, Hotwheels (which had the Knightrider car “Kitt” on display) – although access to the Minichamps stand was by invitation only, it drew huge interest with Bruno Spenglers stunning black DTM M3 on show. Â On the Tamiya stand, they had another full size car on display, this time the Wurth Capri to promote their new 1/24 scale plastic Â kit of the same car. Â Other items which caught my eye were; the Lotus 56 turbine from TSM, the Red Bull X2010 from Auto Art and a beautifully detailed Cooper T51 in 1/18 scale from Schuco Â – so much to see and so little time in which to do it. Â Apart from the joys of the fair, I also got the opportunity to experience the ICE train from Munich to Nuremberg. Â It was a real joy sitting back in the comfort of the dining car sipping my steiner of Franziskaner beer while watching the countryside glide by @ 175MPH !- Â and so smooth – (the train and the beer!). Â Looking forward to my next visit already!