Five more layouts have been revealed for the 2023 Great Electric Train Show covering ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge subjects together with a brand-new ‘TT:120’ scale layout from the Hornby Magazine team.
WITH JUST two months to go until the doors open to the 2023 Great Electric Train Show, the Hornby Magazine team will be building and debuting a brand-new ‘TT:120’ layout at the event.
Above: Five Elms is Harry Pollard’s new ‘OO’ gauge shed layout modelling the end of Southern Region steam. Look out for a full feature in Hornby Magazine soon. Trevor Jones.
The new layout is currently in the early stages of construction and we will be launching a new video series on Key Model World as well as in print in Hornby Magazine.
The new ‘TT:120’ layout is one of five revealed this month for the Great Electric Train Show which takes place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on the weekend of October 14/15 2023.
New announcements for the show cover Paul Warden’s 1930s GWR seaside branch line terminus St Johns in ‘OO’ gauge, Andrew Porter’s compact Network Rail depot New Dalby in ‘N’ gauge (full feature coming next issue), Mark Pollard’s new ‘N’ gauge Southern Region branch line terminus Polcombe Regis and Harry Pollard’s busy ‘OO’ gauge Southern Region steam shed Five Elms.
Above: New Dalby models a Network Rail maintenance facility in ‘N’ gauge and will feature in a future issue of Hornby Magazine. Jonathan Newton.
The addition of these layouts brings the total listing to 22 of the 30 planned for the event with the final layouts being revealed in the next issue of Hornby Magazine ahead of the 10th anniversary event.
Highlights include the joining of all three Making Tracks ‘OO’ gauge West Coast Main Line layouts by Pete Waterman and the Railnuts to create one of the largest portable ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layouts ever. It will measure 152ft x 14ft and features a scale model of Milton Keynes Central as its centrepiece (see pages 20-27).
In addition, there will be Burntisland 1883 from the East of Scotland 4mm Group in ‘P4’ scale, Graham Nicholas’ Hills of the North Spirit of Shap in ‘OO’, the NOEL Group’s Scarlington in ‘N’, Greg Marshall’s Gordon’s Lane in ‘OO’ and Steve Wright’s James Street in ‘N’ gauge.
Above: St John’s models a Great Western Railway seaside terminus station set in the 1930s. Jonathan Newton.
The full layout listing is available to view on the Great Electric Train Show pages together with event details including discount advance ticket purchases. Advance tickets offer early entry to the show at 9.30am each day – general admission starts from 10am for on the day ticket purchases.
Other highlights include a free shuttle bus from Milton Keynes Central station to the event, refreshments and disabled access to all areas.
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When: October 14/15 2023
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 £15, child advance £8 (Saturday only), adult subscriber £12, VIP £45. Adult on the day £17, child on the day £9 (Saturday only). Up to two children under 16 admitted free with each paying adult on Sunday only.