Great Electric Train Show Layouts 2021

Don't miss the 2022 show - October 8/9 2022

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

Layouts 2021

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.

Foldham, 'OO'

Foldham is set in the end of the steam period with the old order gradually being taken over by new diesel traction. The layout is placed in the Norfolk and Suffolk coast area, on the Eastern section of the Eastern Region of British Railways.

Saint Mellion, 'OO'

The real St Mellion is a small village situated in East Cornwall, a little to the west of the River Tamar, but it was never in reality served by a railway.

Loctern Quay

On the banks of a lazy river sits Loctern Quay, where a narrow gauge railway can be found threading through the streets of the village. Although the quayside has fallen into disuse the railway struggles on, its little goods trains still serving the community and its small businesses.

Slugworth & Co

Slugworth & Co. are manufacturers of fine chocolates and sweets. Their factory has a narrow gauge railway connecting it to the main line railway where there are exchange sidings. This compact scene is modelled in 'OO9' and features 5in radius curves!

Museum of Transport

This popular 4mm layout consists of a fictitious Museum of Transport situated in the regenerated former dockland of an English town. Railway exhibits are housed in a purpose-built Railway Gallery while 4mm scale electric tramcars operate on a double track around part of the layout.

Live Steam Roadshow

We are the OO Live Steam Club. We see our role as supporting Hornby’s Live Steam ‘OO’ gauge products from the early 2000s and showing owners and potential owners how to get the best out of their Hornby live steam locomotives. See us at the 2021 Great Electric Train Show on October 2/3.

Humphrey Road Sidings

Humphrey Road Sidings is a departure for us as we normally model overseas railways. The layout depicts a small Southern Railway goods yard in ‘OO’ gauge. It doesn’t model a prototypically place, it is set in a generic location ‘somewhere in SR territory’.

Arrowmouth, 'OO'

Redditch Model Railway Club's fantastic 'OO' gauge coastal layout was amongst the first to be published in Hornby Magazine in issue number three. See this busy Midland Region main line layout once more at the 2021 Great Electric Train Show.

New Kensal Green, 'OO'

New Kensal Green is presented at the Great Electric Train Show by the South Coast Model Development Group and will transport you back to the final years of steam on the Western Region.

Little Burford, 'O'

This rural Great Western Railway branch line models a characterful through station in 7mm scale using the latest ready-to-run locomotives and rolling stock from Dapol and Heljan as well as kit built wagons. Presented by Mike Hickling and Dan Evason this wonderful models brings back the peace and tranquility of the 1930s.

Reevy Road West, 'OO'

Reevy Road West is exhibited by Bradford Model Railway Club and models the West Riding of Yorkshire in the BR blue era. Expect express and heavy freights running side by side on this superb 'OO' gauge layout.

Dragonby, 'N'

Dragonby's visit to the Great Electric Train Show will be its 189th public outing since this 'N' gauge layout made its debut at Acton Mainline in the 1990s with Croydon Model Railway Society. The 2021 Great Electric Train Show will be amongst its last events before retirement with current owner Geoff Buttler.

North Cornwall Brewery, 'OO'

Malcolm Briggs' stunning North Cornwall Brewery will be making its exhibition debut at the 2021 Great Electric Train Show following its print debut in HM163 (December 2020). Marvel at its scratch built buildings, track set into the block paved ground and stunning attention to detail at the show.

Whithorn, 'OO'

Alisdair Macdonald set out to recreate the most southerly branch terminus in Scotland in his characterful 'OO' gauge exhibition layout. Set in the 1960s, it captures the final years of this line before its closure. See it at the 2021 Great Electric Train Show.

Melton Mowbray North, 'N'

Melton Mowbray North started as a diorama of the station in 2mm scale, but Steve Weston and John Spence saw the potential to turn it into this fantastic 'N' gauge exhibition layout. See it at the 2021 Great Electric Train Show.

Quorn Magna and Swithland Sidings, 'OO'

The Hornby Magazine team is debuting its brand-new 'OO' gauge model of the Great Central Railway at the 2021 Great Electric Train Show. Measuring 16ft x 8ft it features a typical GCR station named Quorn Magna on one side and a representation of Swithland Sidings on the otther.

Oak Road, 'OO'

Mike Buick's superb 'OO' gauge model called Oak Road takes inspiration from Castle Cary and features the latest generation GWR stock during the transition from HST to Class 800 formations for express passenger traffic.

Making Tracks - the West Coast Main Line, 'OO'

An undoubted highlight of the 2021 Great Electric Train Show is the only planned exhibition appearance after Chester Cathedral's Making Tracks event for Pete Waterman's stunning 64ft long model of the West Coast Main Line in 'OO' gauge.

Old Elms Park, 'O'

Mark Pollard's Old Elms Park has been expanded to model the depot yard outside of his atmospheric roundhouse. This 'O' gauge layout is a superb example of limited space modelling with the original roundhouse interior covering just 4ft x 4ft.

Hyde Lane Depot, 'O'

Hyde Lane Depot is Nick Hughes 'O' gauge depot layout which takes inspiration from Healey Mills. It is set in the 1970s when BR was transitioning from green to blue colour schemes.

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