Great Electric Train Show
2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the Hornby Magazine Great Electric Train Show with the addition of a second venue in Manchester in March 2021 to join the October 2021 event in Milton Keynes. The news comes as we confirm that the October 2020 show in Milton Keynes will not be taking place due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The new Great Electric Train Show Manchester event will take place on the weekend of March 13/14 2021 at the EventCity exhibition venue in Trafford City on the outskirts of the city. The location is adjacent to the popular Trafford Centre with easy access from the motorway network by road and are direct public transport links from Manchester City Centre via Metrolink and bus routes. EventCity also offers onsite free parking for visitors together with refreshments and full disabled access.
The Great Electric Train Show Manchester will build on the successes of the Great Electric Train Show at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. Highlights include up to 30 working layouts, over 45 trade stands plus demonstrations and more.
Layouts confirmed for March 13/14 include the return of Hornby Magazine’s Twelve Trees Junction modelling the Southern Region in ‘OO’ gauge (see pages 90-97), Nick Hughes attractive ‘O’ gauge diesel era layout Hyde Lane Depot, the Live Steam Roadshow operating Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge live steam locomotives, Charles Insley’s ‘OO9’ narrow gauge layout Kindwardine Wharf, the expanded Old Elm Park by Mark Pollard modelling a steam era depot in ‘O’ gauge and Redruth MRC’s busy ‘OO’ gauge modern image layout Hoopers Aggregates. Further layouts will be announced in forthcoming issues of Hornby Magazine.
Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild commented: “Unfortunately our October 2020 event can’t go ahead, but 2021 is bringing new opportunities to the Great Electric Train Show. Adding a second venue to the Great Electric Train Show event programme has been a long-held ambition for the team. We are excited to build on the success of Milton Keynes and bring the show to new areas of the UK.”
Advance ticket sales for the 2021 Great Electric Train Shows in Manchester and Milton Keynes will open soon and you can find more information about the Manchester show here on KeyModelWorld.