More layouts for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show

THE LAYOUT LINE-UP FOR the 2022 Great Electric Train Show on October 8/9 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes continues to expand with the latest additions headlined by Simon Paley’s brand-new modern day Southern Region layout, Collingwood.

This ‘OO’ gauge main line station layout takes inspiration from Fareham and will be featuring in a future issue of Hornby Magazine.

It features extensively detailed lineside equipment and also has fully interlocked points and signals for the ultimate in model railway operation.

Collingwood OO gauge model railway layout

Above: Simon Paley’s latest ‘OO’ gauge layout is joining the 2022 Great Electric Train Show. Collingwood models the privatisation era on the Southern Region in great detail.

The privatisation era layout is joined by the equally exciting and very compact Greenford Broadway by Double O Gauge Association (DOGA) member Tony Dean which features on pages 20-27 of this issue. It models London Underground workings in the 1950s and is also joined by DOGA member layouts including Brian Tamplin’s Gravesdown South (HM159) and Mike Denwood’s Fawcett Street.

Completing the announcements for this issue – ahead of the full layout line-up being revealed in HM184 – is Richard Smith’s South Yorkshire set Howbrooke (HM177) and St Neots Model Railway Club’s compact and attractive East Quay Great Western Railway era layout, both in ‘OO’ gauge.

Howbrooke OO gauge model railway

Above: Richard Smith's Howbrooke will be representing modern operations from South Yorkshire in ‘OO’ gauge.

These new additions join the growing roster of layouts which cover ‘OO’, ‘OO9’, ‘N’ and ‘O’ gauge exhibits modelling periods from the 1930s to the present day and across the regions too. Plus, a major highlight is the final appearance of Pete Waterman’s Making Tracks II layout in its current 64ft x 12ft form (see HM182).


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)

Website: Great Electric Train Show

Contact: 01780 480404Contact: 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.

Visit the Great Electric Train Show pages to see the full show details and to order advance tickets for the event.