There were many sides to Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, he had a multitude of offices and titles, everything from SA Chief, C in C Luftwaffe, Huntsman and at the end, War Criminal at the Nuremberg War Trials.
There was one interesting fame which seems to be left out of the catalogue of Goerings claims ....... that of Model Railway Enthusiast!
In Carinhall, Goerings stately home, there was a huge model railway on the upper floor. Goering loved to entertain and he would take guests up to the attic to show off his model layout. This was a Märklin "O" gauge made of tinplate and typical of the pre-war model railways of the 30s. The trains could be electric or clockwork. The wind-up locos can run on both rail systems, but the electric ones can only run on the specially made track which has a third central rail which carries the electrical 12v current.