VIDEO: The 2021 Great Electric Train Show

VIDEO: The Great Electric
Train Show 2021

The Great Electric Train Show returned to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on October 2/3. In this video the Hornby Magazine team brings you the highlights from the show, the 2021 Hornby Magazine Model Railway Award winners, new releases and new announcements in the news. Watch this brand new KeyModelWorld TV show here now.


THE 2021 Great Electric Train Show saw 32 layouts, more than 40 traders plus modelling demonstrators come together at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes over the weekend of October 2/3 2021.

The event saw model railways in gauge from 'N' to 16mm on show with subjects as diverse as main line, shunting yards, branch lines, military bases, and factories forming the line up. 

Highlights of the show line up included Pete Waterman's huge 64ft long model of the West Coast Main Line in 'OO'; gauge, the debut of Malcolm Briggs' superbly detailed North Cornwall Brewery in 'OO', John Spence and Steve Weston's richly finished Melton Mowbray North in 'N' gauge and many more. As well as debut renown layouts from the show circuit travelled to the show including Robin Brogden's Museum of Transport which won the public vote for the best layout at the show and Geoff Buttler's Dragonby. Museum of Transport was celebrating 30 years on show and its 269th exhibition while Dragonby was attending its 189th event.

During the event new announcements were made by KR Models (4DD and Palbrick), Rails of Sheffield (gas turbine 18100), Revolution Trains (Cartic4s for 'OO') and Key Publishing/Hornby Magazine also announced a new limited edition model of GWR 'Manor' 7802 Bradley Manor' with Accurascale for 'OO'.

The Hornby Magazine stand had displays of the latest pre-production samples from Accurascale, Hornby, Kernow Model Rail Centre and Heljan while we also took the opportunity to have Accurascale TransPennine Express Mk 5s and Class 92 samples running on the Making Tracks layout.

In this Great Electric Train Show special video we look at the highlights of the show and more. Enjoy!