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

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Bottom Works Sidings - Woodhead in the 1970s

Bottom Works Sidings is set in the heart of the South Yorkshire coalfield, just south of Barnsley, on a cold January morning in 1973, and recreates a small set of exchange sidings that function as a secondary entrance into a steelworks. See it at the 2022 Great Electric Train Show.

Ambleton Vale - an 'N' gauge country terminus

Ambleton Vale is an 'N' gauge model railway set in the rolling countryside somewhere in central England around 1965.

Sydney Gardens - Bath's famous railway in 'OO'

Sydney Gardens is a faithful representation of the stretch of the Great Western Railway main line on the approaches to Bath, built by a group of like-minded modeller’s who live locally to the area. See it at the 2022 Great Electric Train Show.

Dawlish Warren - Devon in 'N' gauge

This layout is Chris Morris' model of Dawlish Warren station as it was during the 1960s together with a short section of sea wall. Built in 'N' gauge you can see it at the 2022 Great Electric Train Show on October 8/9 in Milton Keynes.

Farbine Road - the West Midlands in 'OO' gauge

Farbine Road Wagon Repair Depot is a fictional depot loosely set in the West Midlands area. It is a compact layout which models the 1970s and 1980s BR blue period built by Neil Woodbine and Sue Farmer.

Beckwick - a Southern electric terminus in 'OO'

Beckwick Town is a fictitious location situated in Southern England, some forty miles from London. It is modelled in 'OO' gauge by the Beckenham and West Wickham Model Railway Club.

Holly Bank Grove MPD - 'OO' steam in the North East

Holly Bank Grove is a busy running shed on the ECML ( East Coast Main Line) just south of York station.  It is modelled in 'OO' gauge by Ian Forsyth.

Bradford-on-Tone - 'OO' gauge Western Region

Bradford-on-Tone portrays a fictitious through station in the West Country during the final years of the diesel hydraulics. It is presented by the Somerset Railway Modellers Club and built to 'OO' gauge.

View more 2022 layout exhibits.


Visitor Information


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


October 8/9 2022,  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.

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) £40 -
Adult                             £14 £16
Adult Subscriber £12 £16
Child (Saturday)  £8 £9
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

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

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Event Contact Details


General Enquiries

Julie Hawes



Layout Enquiries

Mike Wild



Trader Bookings

Brodie Baxter

Tel: 01780 755131