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 and advance tickets are on sale now.

The 2024 show is sponsored by Accurascale, Heljan, TMC and West Hill Wagon Works.

Key Publishing's Publisher, Modelling Mike Wild said: "We are really looking forward to opening the doors to 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 plans to display a brand-new layout at the 2024 Great Electric Train Show alongside other popular layouts from our collection.

Please note that due to a football match taking place at the MK Dons Stadium, there will be no parking available for the Great Electric Train Show in the venue car park on Saturday October 12. Alternative parking details will be announced shortly, alternatively you can source local parking through websites highlighted in the Visitor Information section. Parking for Sunday October 13 will be available at the venue - Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST - where the standard parking fees apply.

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

The 2024 Great Electric Train Show is sponsored by:

Great Electric Train Show 2024 sponsors: Accurascale, Heljan, TMC and West Hill Wagon Works.

Latest News

Sponsors line up for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show

Sponsors for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show have been revealed with Accurascale, Heljan, TMC and West Hill Wagon Works supporting the Milton Keynes event in October.

New layouts join the Great Electric Train Show

The next five layouts have been revealed for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show encompassing ‘N’, ‘OO9’ and ‘OO’ gauge modelling. Check out the latest additions here and book your discount advance tickets.

See Fairwood Junction at the 2024 Great Electric Train Show

The latest addition to the 2024 Great Electric Train Show line up is Steve Jones’ superb new ‘OO’ gauge layout modelling Fairwood Junction in Wiltshire.

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Great Electric Train Show layouts 2024

Dalziel North in OO gauge

Dalziel North represents an electrified secondary route somewhere in Central Lanarkshire, Scotland. Historically, Central Lanarkshire was once famed for its steelworks and heavy engineering factories and was blessed with a network of busy railway lines serving these facilities.

Alston station in N gauge

The design brief for this 'N' gauge model railway layout was that it should be on one board that could fit in the back of a car and be interesting to run. Alston modelled in 'N' gauge is the result.

Illie Town Diesel Depot

Illie Town is a small modern image layout based in Cheshire. Passenger services are operated by Arriva Wales, East Midlands and Cross Country. See it at the 2024 Great Electric Train Show on October 12/13 2024

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Visitor Information

Venue

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

When

October 12/13 2024, 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. 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.

TICKET TYPE ADVANCE PRICE ON THE DOOR PRICE
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

Buy discount advance tickets today and SAVE!


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

Please note that due to a football match taking place at the MK Dons Stadium, there will be no parking available for the Great Electric Train Show in the venue car park on Saturday October 12. Alternative parking details will be announced shortly, alternatively you can source local parking through websites including:

Just Park

RingGo

Parking will be available on Sunday October 13 at the venue - Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST - where the standard parking fees apply. The car park is 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 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

Matt Sinclair

Tel: 01780 755131

Email: matt.sinclair@keypublishing.com