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News: NEW FOR 2019: Kids Zone

Published 13 September 2019, 16:34

Brand new for 2019 is a Kids Zone on Balcony 2 sponsored by Hornby Hobbies. This will offer hands on interactive railway exhibits for younger visitors including the opportunity to build wooden railway systems with other like minded visitors, take control of a Hornby train set and enjoy the play value of Hornby’s new Junior battery powered sets. Additional activities including colouring sheets will also be available plus we will be providing extra seating on Balcony 2 for visitors to take a break.


News: Be a VIP!

Published 10 September 2019, 09:19

The Great Electric Train Show limited edition VIP ticket package is back for the 2019 Great Electric Train Show.
Priced at £40, the VIP ticket value includes two-day entry to the show, VIP parking at the event, £25+ worth of Key Publishing/Hornby Magazine railway publications and a VIP voucher pack. The VIP offer is limited to 50 tickets on a first come first served basis.


Features: Exton Quay, 'OO', 1930s

Published 5 September 2019, 09:31

Inspired by the small coastal quays in Devon during the 1930s, Exton Quay is a fictional location which features a small London and South Western Railway (LSWR) country station with bay platform, run round loop and two sidings for serving the adjacent quayside. At 7ft 9in x 2ft 2in, this stunning 'OO' gauge layout packs a lot into a small space. Read the full feature on Exton Quay in HM148 (October 2019) - on sale now.


Features: Bee Road, 'OO', 1960s

Published 5 September 2019, 09:28

Bee Road is set in the West Midlands during the 1960s transition from steam to diesel. Owned by Gerard Pearson, the layout represents the terminus of a fictional branch off the Nuneaton to Coventry line. At 13ft x 2ft, the location features an island platform station, goods yard and engineers' yard together with a canal scene and river, all within an overall industrial setting. Bee Road featured in HM109 (August 2016).


Features: Fenny Stratford, 'OO' 1960s

Published 5 September 2019, 09:24

Fenny Stratford is an accurate representation of the BR London Midland Region station on the Bletchley to Bedford line (local to the Great Electric Train Show) in the 1950s. At 25ft 6in x 2ft 7in, the finescale 'OO' layout is digitally controlled using the NCE Powercab system and can be operated using handheld tablet devices.


Features: Cherry Orchard, 'O', 1960s

Published 5 September 2019, 09:22

Cherry Orchard is Ron Bailes' take on an East Anglian brick works in the 1960s employing both 'O' gauge and 'O-16.5' narrow gauge motive power and rolling stock. The layout aims to show the brick-making process with clay pits, works and onward transportation by rail.


Features: Smallwood, 'OO', 1970s

Published 5 September 2019, 09:19

Smallwood is a fictional town location set in the mid-1970s. This multi-level 'OO' gauge exhibition layout was built by Redditch Model Railway Club and features a down-at-heel terminus station, parcels depot and stabling point on the upper level, while the lower level features the remains of lines serving a disused station, which now form exchange sidings for freight activities. Digitally controlled, the layout is firmly set in the BR blue era.


News: 2019 Bus Timetable Confirmed

Published 27 August 2019, 16:42

If you’re travelling to the 2019 Great Electric Train Show by train, a free bus service will be operating every 30 minutes throughout the day between Milton Keynes Central railway station (bus stop Z6) and the venue - Marshall Arena, Stadium MK. Train services to/from Milton Keynes Central are operated by London Northwestern Railway, Virgin Trains and Southern Railway.


Features: Grindley Brook, 'O', 1960s

Published 7 August 2019, 16:36

Grindley Brook models a London and North Western Railway designed station in the BR era. This stunning 'O' gauge continuous run main line layout features highly detailed kit built locomotives and rolling stock, scratch built buildings, superb scenery and much more. Grindley Brook will feature in HM148 (October 2019).


Features: Penpoll Quay, 'O', 1950s

Published 7 August 2019, 16:32

Set in a small Cornish quay, this stunning 18ft x 3ft 'O' gauge layout models a former Great Western terminus in the mid-1950s. Freight traffic on Penpoll Quay includes wagon loads of china clay arriving ahead of an onward journey by ship, while coal is received by sea ready for its onward transportation up the branch line.