The Great Electric Train Show 2021

 

October 2/3 2021

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

The 2021 Great Electric Train Show is on this weekend at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes opening on Saturday October 2 at 10am (advance ticket holders can enter from 9.30am). Tickets are available to purchase on the day priced at £15 for adults and £9 for children on Saturday (kids go free on Sunday October 3 - up to two children admitted with each paying adult).

Highlights of the show include 30 stunning hand-picked model railways from Hornby Magazine past, present and future - including the only exhibition appearance for Pete Waterman’s ‘OO’ gauge West Coast Main Line layout following the Chester Cathedral event - more than 40 trade stands, demonstrations, societies and more. 

Product announcements will be taking place throughout the weekend - keep watching KeyModelWorld if you can’t get to the show - and we will have the latest samples from Hornby, Accurascale, Heljan and Bachmann on display plus you can see manufacturer stands at the event from KR Models, Cavalex Models, Revolution Trains, Rails of Sheffield, Hattons Model Railways, Ellis Clark Trains and more.

We look forward to welcoming you at the show!
Mike Wild

Editor, Hornby Magazine

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Great Electric Train Show 2021 | Visitor Information

The 2021 Great Electric Train Show is just around the corner on October 2/3 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. Here is all the essential information you need about the show including opening times, tickets prices, how to get there, bus timetables and more.

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Layouts 2021

Great Electric Train Show open now!

The 2021 Great Electric Train Show is on now at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes opening on Saturday October 2-Sunday October 3. Tickets are available to purchase on the day priced at £15 for adults and £9 for children.

Rossiter Rise, 'OO'

Rossiter Rise portrays a fictitious through station somewhere in the suburbs of North West London in the mid-late 1950s. It includes platforms serving LMR suburban services, LMR branch line trains and a bay platform for London Underground shuttle services.

Fence Houses, 'OO'

Fence Houses is a busy National Coal Board (NCB) shed in the coalfield area of the Industrial North East to the south west of Sunderland. NCB locomotives are serviced and repaired here as well as being based at the shed.

Chilcompton Tunnel, 'OO'

The original inspiration for the layout was a photograph in the Somerset and Dorset in Colour book by Mike Arlett and David Lockett and the result is a 19ft long stretch of double track main line recreating the line as it exits Chilcompton Tunnel.

Wimborne, 'OO'

Wimborne is presented by the Wimborne Railway Society and models the Southern Region station from its home town in 'OO' gauge in 20ft x 12ft in stunning detail.

View the full layout listing for the 2021 Great Electric Train Show

 

Visitor Information

Venue

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

When

October 2/3 2021,  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  £40.00  N/A
Adult                             £12.00  £15.00
Adult Subscriber £10.00  N.A
Child (Saturday)  £8.00  £9.00
Child (Sunday)  FREE* FREE*

* 2 children max per paying adult


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

To operate the Great Electric Train Show in a Covid Safe manner we will be 

  • Providing hand sanitiser around the venue
  • Regularly cleaning all touchpoint areas of the venue through the weekend
  • Encouraging the Government Hands, Face, Space mantra
  • Providing wider aisles around the venue for visitor comfort
  • Providing more space for seating at the catering areas
  • Encouraging face coverings to be worn, if preferred, during the event

Although we will be taking cash payments at the entrance, the venue will be operating contactless payment for all transactions in the catering areas.

The Great Electric Train Show will adhere to any additional 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