THE 2022 GREAT ELECTRIC TRAIN SHOW is going ahead on the weekend of October 8/9 2022 with a stella cast of inspirational model railways, trade stands, demonstrations and more.
The event will be held at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes with doors opening at 10am each day (9.30am for advance ticket holders) and closing at 5pm on Saturday October 8 and 4pm on Sunday October 9. Early bird advance tickets are on sale now through shop.keypublishing.com with a discounted price of £12 for adults until May 31.
The layout line up for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show is growing fast with the first five to be revealed being Somerset Railway Modellers Club’s Bradford-on-Tone modelling the final years of the Western Region hydraulics in ‘OO’ gauge (HM178), Beckenham and West Wickham Model Railway Club’s Southern Region seaside terminus Beckwick in ‘OO’ (HM180), Chris Morris’ superb model of Dawlish Warren in ‘N’ gauge (HM180), Neil Woodbine’s compact 1980s West Midlands ‘OO’ layout Farbine Road (HM175) and Ian Forsyth’s North Eastern Region motive power depot Hollybank Grove in ‘OO’ (HM172).
More of the 2022 layout line up will be revealed in coming issues while the trader list continues to grow. Already confirmed for the event are manufacturer stands from Accurascale, Hornby, Ellis Clark Trains, Cavalex Models and West Hill Wagon Works while shopping opportunities will cover ready-to run locomotives and rolling stock, kits, modelling supplies, accessories and more.
The venue provides disabled access to all areas as well as free parking, options for refreshments and easy access from the motorway network from the M1. A free shuttle bus will be running each day between Milton Keynes Central railway station on the West Coast Main Line and the venue and a timetable will be available at the official show website: www.keymodelworld.com/greatelectrictrainshow.
Above: Chris Morris’ will be exhibiting his ‘N’ gauge model of Dawlish Warren at the 2022 Great Electric Train Show. Read the full feature on pages 54-61 and watch in action at in our exclusive video here. Mike Wild.
Advanced tickets are on sale now for the 2022 show with a special early bird rate of £12 for adults until May 31. After May 31 advance tickets will cost £14 for adults (£12 for subscribers) and £8 for children. On Sunday up to two children under 16 will be admitted free with each paying adult. On the door tickets will be priced at £16 for adults and £9 for children.
The annual VIP ticket is also available to purchase offering two day entry to the show, priority parking, a selection of the latest Key Publishing railway titles and more.
Above: The steam era in the North East is represented by Ian Forsyth’s atmospheric Hollybank Grove MPD in ‘OO’ gauge. Trevor Jones.