The Great Electric Train Show 2023


October 14/15 2023

Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

Thank you to all of the visitors, traders and layout operators who made the 2022 Great Electric Train Show our biggest and best event so far!

The 2023 event is due to take place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on October 14/15. Full event details will follow in early 2023 – keep an eye on this website or follow Hornby Magazine on all major social media platforms to be the first to receive our event updates.

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.

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Visitor Information


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


October 14/15 2023,  Doors open at 10am (9.30am for advance ticket holders) until 5pm on Saturday and until 4pm on Sunday.

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