Tucked away in the hills in the Eifel region of Germany, to the south west of Koln (Cologne), is the fictitious town of Dusseltal. The layout is set in the late 1960s with a mixture of train services operated by Deutsche Bundesbahn, both loco-hauled and multiple units, with the local passenger service operated by a battery powered railcar and trailer. More principal trains are steam or diesel hauled.
The farms in this region of Germany are a source of much traffic for the railway. This is dispatched from the depot near the town and is collected by the local freight train. The region is also significant for white wine production and the town has its own winery, across the track from the vineyard. Behind the high fence of the winery is a rail depot, ready to dispatch their products by train.
The layout, extended and re-named since its appearance at the 2002 Exhibition, is constructed on a half inch plywood base using Peco code 100 track with most of the buildings and trees being constructed from Faller kits. Other items have been built from flock material, card and papier-mache. The layout uses AMR controllers.