The NVM, as the society is known in short, is a general modelling and
modelengineering society with about 3000 active members throughout the
Netherlands. It was founded in 1943 and publishes the magazine "de
Modelbouwer" which appears ten times a year. The magazine contains
articles about all aspects of modelbuilding with a strong emphasis on live
steam, shipbuilding and building of modelcarts and - coaches, but small
scale trains, cars and aeromodelling also have their fixed place in each
issue. Since the mid-eighties descriptions of steamlocomotives in various
gauges are a permanent feature in the magazine.
Besides the magazine the society runs a selling point for modelbuilding
plans and drawings. The catalogue now contain over 1300 different plans
which are available for members and non-members.
Several of the local and regional clubs mentioned in this web-site are
associated with the NVM, while the live-steam track at "Stormpolder"
in Krimpen aan de IJssel, near Rotterdam, is managed on behalf of the NVM
by the associated club "Stormpolder".
An important activity of the NVM in the field of live-steam is the Safety
Committee. This committee has drawn up rules for the construction of miniature
steamboilers, checks and calculates boiler constructions and its inspectors
perform tests of boilers for members of the NVM in close co-operation with
the official governmental inspection service.
For subscription including membership:
PO Box 277 , 7240 AG Lochem , The Netherlands
Subscription to 'de Modelbouwer' outside the Neterlands but within Europe costs € 54,-
; outside Europe € 75,- (by surface mail).