The Great Electric Train Show 2024


October 12/13 2024

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

The 2024 Great Electric Train Show will take place on October 12/13 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes (MK1 1ST) following the 10th anniversary show in 2023.

The 2024 event is set to feature up to 30 layouts, more than 50 trade stands plus demonstrations with the first attractions and advance ticket sales set to launch this spring.

Key Publishing's Publisher, Modelling Mike Wild said: "We are really looking forward to revealing the first elements of the 2024 Great Electric Train Show. We've got a brilliant selection of layouts lined up for the 2024 show across 'OO', 'N' and 'O' gauges including our own layouts from the Key Model World/Hornby Magazine collection."

The Key Model World and Hornby Magazine team are working on a plan to revive the 'O' gauge diesel depot - Seven Mill Depot - for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show to display alongside 'OO' diesel depot Natford TMD which is also set to receive a number of upgrades to its buildings and scenery in the coming weeks.

The latest show information will be published here on the dedicated Great Electric Train Show pages below and we look forward to welcome visitors to the show on October 12/13 2024 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

Mike Wild

Publisher, Modelling

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Great Electric Train Show layouts 2024

Fairwood Junction in OO gauge

Steve Jones' fabulous new model of Fairwood Junction in 'OO' gauge - as featured in HM204 - is coming to the 2024 Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes on October 12/13.

Redbridge Wharf in OO gauge

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Ebsworth Street - a modern terminus in 'OO'

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Visitor Information


Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST


October 12/13 2024, Doors open at 10am (9.30am for advance ticket holders) until 5pm on Saturday and until 4pm on Sunday.


Advance ticket holders receive entry 30 minutes earlier than the normal opening times.

On-the-door tickets will be available on each day the show is open from the Ticket Desk at the Main Entrance. Please note at busy tickets on the day ticket customer may have to wait for entry to the show.

A child ticket is valid for children between 5-16 years of age.

Persons over 16 years of age will be charged an Adult ticket price and there are no concession tickets for persons over 60 years of age.

Adult VIP (advance only) £50 -
Adult                             £16 £20
Adult Subscriber £14 -
Child (Saturday)  £9 £10
Child (Sunday)  FREE* FREE*

* 2 children max per paying adult

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Great Electric Train Show – Disabled Visitor Policy

The Great Electric Train Show does not offer a special rate to disabled visitors, but does offer free admission for carers who are accompanying disabled visitors.

A maximum of one carer for each disabled visitor is permitted access to the Show free of charge to accompany and enable the disabled person to visit the exhibition.

Carer admission tickets are not available online and can only be collected from the Great Electric Train Show Ticket Desk situated inside the Main Entrance.

Visitors who have the following documentation are entitled to one free carer ticket, however, the visitor with the disability and any further members of their party will pay full price.

Visitors can use the following documentation as proof of disability:

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Attendance Allowance (AA)

Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

Blind Persons Registration

Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)


Visitors must show the relevant paperwork at the Ticket Desk when they buy or collect their ticket.

Getting to the Event

Parking for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show will be at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST. The car park is now ANPR monitored for payment, and all vehicles parked at the Marshall Arena will be subject to standard car parking charges on the Great Electric Train Show weekend.

Venue Directions and Parking Map

A FREE shuttle bus service will be running throughout both show days from Milton Keynes Central railway station to the Marshall Arena operated by Stagecoach.

Shuttle Bus Timetable

Marshall Arena Catering Outlets.

Marshall Arena Indoor Bar Catering – 9.30am until 4pm

Outside Catering Van – 8.30am until 2pm

These outlets will be operating a contactless payment system only.


Exhibitor Information

Risk Assessment Form for Exhibitors and Traders

Event Rules & Regulations


Covid Regulations

The Great Electric Train Show will adhere to Government regulations that may be in place in respect of COVID-19 at the time of the show.  For updates on this please refer to

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Event Contact Details


General Enquiries

Julie Hawes



Layout Enquiries

Mike Wild



Trader Bookings

Matt Sinclair

Tel: 01780 755131