Great Electric Train Show line up grows

THE LAYOUT LIST for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show is growing with announcement of five more of the 30 strong line up for the October 8/9 event in Milton Keynes.

Hosted at the Marshall Arena, this year’s Great Electric Train Show will be joined by Steve Jones’ model of Sydney Gardens in Bath built in ‘OO’ gauge (HM102), Chris Matthews’ superb Woodhead inspired shunting layout Bottom Works Sidings in ‘OO’, Geoff Buttler’s busy multi-level ‘N’ gauge layout Roxby Town, Ray Taylor and Anna Bass’ Ambleton Vale in ‘N’ gauge (HM156) as well as Hornby Magazine’s recently completed Ffestiniog themed ‘OO9’ narrow gauge layout Fairlie Syniad Da (HM175/HM176).

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Above: The classic railway location of Sydney Gardens in its steam heyday will be on show at the Great Electric Train Show through Steve Jones’ fabulous ‘OO’ gauge layout. Trevor Jones/Hornby Magazine.

These new additions join Beckenham and West Wickham’s Beckwick in ‘OO’ (HM180), Chris Morris’ Dawlish Warren in ‘N’ (HM180), Somerset Railway Modellers Club’s Bradfordon-Tone in ‘OO’ (HM178), Ian Forsyth’s Holly Bank Grove (HM172) and Farbine Road in ‘OO’ by Neil Woodbine (HM175).

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Above: Geoff Buttler’s Roxby Town will be bringing modern image ‘N’ gauge to the Great Electric Train Show. Mike Wild/Hornby Magazine.

An extensive list of manufacturers are lining up for the show with a total of 40 trade stands set to join the layout guest list of 30 alongside additional demonstrations. Highlights of the trade list including Hornby Hobbies, Accurascale, Cavalex Models, Revolution Trains, KR Models, DCC Concepts and more. In addition there will be sales stands from Ellis Clark Trains, Rails of Sheffield, KMS Railtech, Cheltenham Model Centre and West Hill Wagon Works as well as specialist stands from Isinglass Models, Hobby Tools 4U, ABC Brushes and more.

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Above: Work stained wagons, Woodhead electrics and shunting engines fill Chris Matthews’ Bottom Works Sidings – soon to be featured in Hornby Magazine. Mike Wild/Hornby Magazine.

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Above: The Hornby Magazine stand will play host to the recently completed Ffestiniog themed narrow gauge layout – Fairlie Syniad Da.Mike Wild/Hornby Magazine.

Discounted advanced tickets offering early entry to the show from 9.30am each day are on sale now for the event, priced at £14 for adults (£12 for subscribers) and £8 for children. On the day prices are £16 for adults and £9 for children (Saturday only) while on Sunday up to two children under 16 are admitted free with each paying adult. The Great Electric Train Show VIP package is also back for 2022 offering a two day ticket to the show, entry from 9.30am each day, VIP parking, £25 of Key Publishing magazines and discount vouchers to use at the event. HM

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Above: Ray Taylor and Anna Bass will be exhibiting their popular Ambleton Vale ‘N’ gauge layout. Mike Wild/Hornby Magazine.

•Visit the Key Publishing Shop to purchase your tickets and the Great Electric Train Show page for the latest event information.

When: October 8/9 2022
Where: Marshall Arena, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
Times: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm (advance ticket holders enter from 9.30am)
Contact: 01780 480404
Tickets: Adult advance £14, Adult subscriber advance £12, child advance £8. Adult on the day £16, child on the day £9. Up to two children under 16 admitted free with each paying adult on Sunday only.