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.

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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!

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Visitor Information

Venue

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

When

October 14/15 2023,  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 (advance only) £45 -
Adult                             £15 £17
Adult Subscriber £12 £17
Child (Saturday)  £8 £9
Child (Sunday)  FREE* FREE*

* 2 children max per paying adult

Advanced tickets available soon!


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

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

Brodie Baxter

Tel: 01780 755131

Email: brodie.baxter@keypublishing.com