The Great Electric Train Show 2022

 

October 8/9 2022

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

The 2022 Great Electric Train Show is set to take place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on October 8/9 2022 opening at 10am each day (advance ticket holders can enter from 9.30am). Advance tickets will go on sale soon - check back for the latest updates.

Highlights of the show include 30 stunning hand-picked model railways from Hornby Magazine past, present and future more than 40 trade stands, demonstrations, societies and more. Full details of the event line up will be announced soon in Hornby Magazine and online here at KeyModelWorld.

The event includes free parking at the Marshall Arena while the venue also offers on site refreshments, disabled access to all areas and easy access from the M1 motorway and other trunk routes. A shuttle bus will run on each day of the event linking Milton Keynes Central railway station with the Great Electric Train Show at regular intervals during the event.

We look forward to welcoming you at the show in October this year and to revealing the full event line up!
Mike Wild

Editor, Hornby Magazine

Latest News

REVEALED: The final Great Electric Train Show line up!

Mike Wild.

The full layout line up for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show is here. Find out what you can see at the show.

Mike Wild.

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.

Great Electric Train Show line up grows

The layout list for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show is growing with announcement of five more of the 30 strong line up for the October 8/9 event in Milton Keynes.

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Latest layouts

Spirit of Swindon – the Western Region in ‘N’

Neil Mason

This ‘N’ gauge layout models the famous Great Western Railway works town in the early hydraulic era.

Neil Mason

Oakenshaw – a Midland ‘OO’ gauge layout 

Guy Craddock

Oakenshaw is a fictitious West Yorkshire mill town set in the 1960s in the final years of steam.

Guy Craddock

Lob Ghyll – the Yorkshire Dale in ‘OO’

Tom Couling.

Lob Ghyll is the latest ‘OO’ gauge layout to be built by Tom Couling and is set in the Yorkshire Dales during the BR steam era.

Tom Couling.

East Dock – an Eastern dockside layout

Abingdon and District MRC

East Dock is built to 4mm scale with ‘EM’ gauge track by long time Abingdon and District MRC member Alan Goode. It is exhibited by the club in his memory.

Abingdon and District MRC

Fawcett Street – a ‘OO’ shunting layout

Steve Rogers

This is a shunting layout designed to provide as much operating interest as possible in a small space.

Steve Rogers

Loughborough Midland – the 2000s in ‘OO’ gauge

Paul Warden.

The Midland Main Line in the early 2000s is the setting for this busy ‘OO’ gauge layout presented by Ivanhoe MRC.

Paul Warden.

Grub Lane – an ‘O’ gauge shed

Kelvin Barnes

Minimum space modelling in ‘O’ gauge can still be rewarding, as Grub Lane shows.

Kelvin Barnes

Witham – a Western Region junction station

Martin Reynolds

Witham is a fictious ‘OO’ gauge layout set in the geographical area of Witham in Somerset during the summer period of the late 1950s and early 1960s, seeing the twilight of the steam era and the dawn of the new diesel era. 

Martin Reynolds

View more 2022 layout exhibits.

 

Visitor Information

Venue

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

When

October 8/9 2022,  Doors open at 10am (9.30am for advance ticket holders) until 5pm on Saturday and until 4pm on Sunday.

Tickets

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.

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.

TICKET TYPE ADVANCE PRICE ON THE DOOR PRICE
Adult VIP (advance only) £40 -
Adult                             £14 £16
Adult Subscriber £12 £16
Child (Saturday)  £8 £9
Child (Sunday)  FREE* FREE*

* 2 children max per paying adult

Buy Advance Tickets


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

FREE parking is available to GETS visitors in S1, S2 or S3 marked in blue.

Venue Directions and Parking Map

A FREE shuttle bus service will be running throughout both show days from Milton Keynes Railway station to the Marshall Arena

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

 


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 www.gov.uk/coronavirus


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Event Contact Details

 

General Enquiries

Julie Hawes

Email: julie.hawes@keypublishing.com

 

Layout Enquiries

Mike Wild

Email: mike.wild@keypublishing.com

 

Trader Bookings

Brodie Baxter

Tel: 01780 755131

Email: brodie.baxter@keypublishing.com