REVEALED: The final Great Electric Train Show line up!

THE FINAL layouts to complete the 33 strong list for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show have been revealed. 

Brand new to the line up are Redditch Model Railway Club’s atmospheric ‘OO’ gauge layout Oakenshaw (HM88), Tom Couling’s latest ‘OO’ gauge Scottish theme layout Lob Ghyll, John Gay’s ‘OO’ gauge branch line terminus Halland, Abingdon and District MRC’s East Dock in ‘EM’ gauge and Simon Howard’s new 2mm finescale layout called No Place.

A BR '9F' crosses the viaduct on Redditch MRC's Oakenshaw with a long freight.
A BR '9F' crosses the viaduct on Redditch MRC's Oakenshaw with a long freight. Trevor Jones.

This new crop of layouts join the previously announced collection which are headlined by the final appearance of Pete Waterman’s Making Tracks II layout from Chester Cathedral in its current form. The all-new 64ft long West Coast Main Line is receiving upgrades ahead of the Great Electric Train Show and is set to be the centre-piece of the show.

Other highlights include Ivanhoe MRC’s Loughborough Midland in ‘OO’ gauge, Neil Mason’s Spirit of Swindon in ‘N’ gauge, Somerset Railway Modellers Bradford-on-Tone with a ‘OO’ gauge diesel-hydraulic theme and Stafford Railway Circle’s huge ‘OO’ gauge modern image layout Whiteacres. See table below for the full layout listing.

This year’s show is our biggest yet with a huge 89 stand line up. The 33 layouts are joined by more than 50 trade stands which include manufacturer stands from Hornby, Dapol, Accurascale, Revolution Trains, Cavalex Models and KR Models plus there will be plenty of shopping opportunities with big name retailers and specialists too.

Halland is John Gay's 'OO' gauge branch line terminus layout with DCC control.
Halland is John Gay's 'OO' gauge branch line terminus layout with DCC control. Richard Watson.

Advance tickets are available to purchase now for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show offering a discount over on the door prices. Visit the Key Publishing Shop to orders yours today.

In addition, the event offers free on site parking, a free shuttle bus each day from Milton Keynes Central railway station, refreshments, disabled access to all areas plus kids go free on Sunday (up to two under 16s admitted with each paying adult. The Kids Zone also returns for 2022 offering hands on experience with wooden and battery operated trains and more.

See full event details at the dedicated Great Electric Train Show page.


•Allerby, ‘O’ gauge Scottish Region – 1980s

•Ambleton Vale, ‘N’ gauge Western Region – 1960s

•Beckwick, ‘OO’ gauge Southern Region – 1960s

Bottom Works Sidings, ‘OO’ gauge Woodhead route – 1970s

•Bradford-on-Tone, ‘OO’ gauge Western Region – 1960s-1970s

Collingwood, ‘OO’ gauge Southern Region – 2015-2022

•Dawlish Warren, ‘N’ gauge Western Region – 1960s

•East Dock, ‘EM’ gauge Eastern Region – 1930s

•East Quay, ‘OO’ gauge Western Region – 1930s

•Farbine Road, ‘OO’ gauge West Midlands – 1980s

•Fawcett Street, ‘OO’ gauge industry – 1960s

•Fairlie Syniad Da, ‘OO9’ gauge Ffestiniog – preservation

•Fen Lane, ‘OO’ gauge Eastern Region – 1960s

•Gare de Brindille, SM32 French narrow gauge – 1930s

•Gravesdown South, ‘OO’ gauge Western Region  – 1980s

Greenford Broadway, ‘OO’ gauge London Transport – 1950s

•Grub Lane, ‘O’ gauge industrial steam – 1960s

•Halland, ‘OO’ gauge, Northern steam – 1960s

•Holly Bank Grove, ‘OO’ gauge North Eastern Region – 1960s

•Howbrooke, ‘OO’ gauge West Yorkshire – 2000s

•Loughborough Midland, ‘OO’ gauge Midland Mainline – 2000-2010

•Lob Ghyll, ‘OO’ gauge, Scottish Region – 1950s

Making Tracks II, ‘OO’ gauge West Coast Main Line – 2000-2022

•Market Lavington, ‘N’ gauge Western Region – 2012-2022

•No Place, 2mm finescale, Midland Region – 1980s

•Oakenshaw, ‘OO’ gauge, Midland Region – 1960s

•Penphyl Halt, G scale, anything goes

Roxby Town, ‘N’ gauge Eastern Region  – 2010-2022

•Spirit of Swindon, ‘N’ gauge Western Region – 1960s

Sydney Gardens, ‘OO’ gauge Western Region – 1960s

•The Yard, ‘O’ gauge industrial – 1930s

•Whiteacres, ‘OO’ gauge Midland Region – 2000s

•Witham, ‘OO’ gauge Western Region – 1960s