camp 2019 500mm train competition

The Chaos Communication Camp 2019 is coming. As you probably know it will be at the Ziegeleipark Midenberg and that means that – alike 2015 – there will be a small gauge railroad.

That means that together with the c3troc we will announce the Train Challenge in 2019 in the 500mm gauge.


Be the most awesome moving rail object on the Chaos Communication Camp 2019.

There will be 3 categories

  • coolest vehicle
  • most useful vehicle
  • most futuristic vehicle.

Coolest Vehicle – the main competition

Our judges will judge your vehicles coolness.  What makes a vehicle cool is not predictable and depends on the judges.  It can be the usefulness, the uniqueness, the awesomeness of the idea and or implementation – we allow ourself to be surprised about your vehicle.

most useful vehicle

We will test and judge how useful your vehicle is. How much people and goods can be transported, how comfortable the ride is for the passengers, how well designed the entertainment system works, how easy it is to load and unload the vehicle.

This is the competition of choice for the practical vehicles.

most futuristic vehicle

Here we want to see futuristic vehicles. This can be design and / or technology. A fancy propulsion system, a enviromental friendly way to produce the needed energy to drive the train. An awesome design right out of your favorite Science Fiction Universe. A vehicle that shows a glimpse of future of transport.

The Track

The track where the competition will take place is the Ziegeleipark Mildenberg. It says its 500m gauge but reality counts, not the precise measurement. The minimum radius is unknown – you will find out.
This tour will get you through the most awesome place of 2019 and will be a truly unforgetable time.


To qualify for any of the categories you need to be able to make one round around the campsite on rails with your own power.

You need to transport a passenger of our choice – most likely one of the judges – to verify you did not get any help – and a crate of club mate around the camp. start and finish will be at the milliways train station.

Your train car will need to have illumination, modeled after a standard of a country of your choice.

For fire reasons we can’t allow coal or wood powered vehicles in the competition and for noise reasons we want neither 2 nor 4 stroke engines on the camp site.

And in the end its clear that your vehicle shall not be any kind of a safety hazard to the camp. No explosives, no rocket engines, no strong lazers, no flamethrowers on the vehicle. Yes, lame, we know but that’s just dangerous for others than yourself and we don’t want that.