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The count down to the 2019 Great Electric Train Show is on - returning to the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes THIS WEEKEND - October 12/13 2019.

Thirty stunning model railways, more than 50 trade stands and six demonstrations make up this year's show.

For the second year running this highlight in the exhibition calendar is being hosted at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes offering a large open plan arena backed by a full suite of on-site facilities.

Doors open at 10am each day (9.30am for advance ticket holders). The Marshall Arena offers on-site free parking, refreshments and full disabled access plus it is offering a cloakroom facility this year with a charge of £1 per item.

The arena's location is simple to get to from all parts of the country - there is even a direct train from Clapham Junction on the Southern Region through to Milton Keynes - while if you are attending from the north Virgin Trains services come from all points on the West Coast Main Line to Milton Keynes Central (just be sure to check that your service stops there!).

To make it simple for visitors arriving by rail to reach the venue we've laid on a free bus service for both days of the show running on the hour and half past throughout the day with the first bus departing at 9am. It will use Stand Z6 outside Milton Keynes Central railway station which is literally a minute's walk from the front doors of the station.

If you are arriving by car the journey is simple too. Using the M1 you can use either Junction 13 (from the south) or 14 from the north or east then follow the signs for the football stadium which will bring you right to our front door at Arena MK. Our parking attendants will direct you to space in the spacious free tarmac car park.

Behind the scenes we work hard to bring layouts to the area which haven't been seen before while picking favourites from past issues and future feature subjects too. Region, scale and period are all considered too. The full list can be viewed by clicking the layouts tab above.

Refreshments will be available at the venue and there will be full disabled access to all areas.

For the first time ever, we are offering free entry to children on the Sunday of the show (2 free children with every adult ticket purchased)

We look forward to seeing you this weekend for what is going to be our greatest Great Electric Train Show yet..

Mike Wild
Editor, Hornby Magazine