The 2023 Great Electric Train Show takes place on October 14/15 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. Sponsored by Accurascale and West Hill Wagon Works, the 2023 show plays host to more than 30 layouts, over 45 traders and one of the biggest ever portable 'OO' gauge layouts with the combination of Pete Waterman's Making Tracks layouts from 2021, 2022 and 2023 to create a giant 152ft x 14ft super layout modelling the West Coast Main Line. You don't want to miss this!


There is one week to go until the 2023 Great Electric Train Show on October 14/15 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. Advance tickets are on sale until Monday October 9 at 5pm - buy today and get discounted tickets and early entry to the show from 9.30am each day.

Dewsway vintage coaches confirmed for Saturday car park shuttle

Dews of Somersham will be providing vintage coaches to transport Great Electric Train Show visitors from the Milton Keynes Bowl car park to the Marshall Arena on Saturday October 14. Find out more here.

Making Tracks: The Grand Challenge

Pete Waterman and the Railnuts are making final preparations to put all three Making Tracks layouts together for the first time at the 2023 Great Electric Train Show. We visited the Making Tracks Workshop to catch up with the latest progress with Pete and the team with exclusive video.

Twelvemill Bridge

Debuting at the 2023 Great Electric Train Show is Key Model World and Hornby Magazine’s latest project layout: Twelvemill Bridge.

Ranelagh Bridge

Malcolm Bentley set out to recreate his 1970s spotting days in West London by modelling the famous Ranelagh Bridge stabling point outside London Paddington station.

Polcombe Regis

Polcombe Regis a rural Southern Region terminus set in the 1960s and modelled in ‘N’ gauge.


Tamcester is a large town somewhere between London and Birmingham, served on a loop off the West Coast Main Line and modelled in ‘N’ gauge.

Thorne Yard

Thorne Yard is set in the 1980s, somewhere in the Midlands or central Scotland and models a departmental yard and run-round facility.

White Meadow Quarry

This compact ‘N’ gauge layout models a busy main line station with a quarry behind. See it at the 2023 Great Electric Train Show.

Five Elms MPD

Set between 1964 and 1967, Five Elms MPD captures the end of British Railways steam in the South and is modelled in ‘OO’ gauge.