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News: More layouts join the 2018 show

Published 13 July 2018, 12:47

The layout line-up for the 2018 Great Electric Train Show on October 13/14 continues to grow with the latest layout announcements having a Western Region theme. They consist of Somerset Railway Modellers Group’s Somerset based Oake in ‘OO’, Tim Lowe’s Peakstone in ‘N’ gauge based on Network SouthEast territory (both feature in HM134 - on sale now) plus Steve Howe’s Lower Rose Goods in ‘P4’ modelling the GWR in the 1930s (HM132) and Helston and Falmouth MRC’s ‘OO’ WR terminus Trenance reflecting the BR 1950s period (HM73).

These four latest announcements bring the total revealed for the show to 22 including Hornby Magazine’s Grosvenor Square in a new and extended format, Bill Wood’s Glenfinnan (HM118), Jamie Mathlin’s Oakley Green (HM104), Marlow, Maidenhead and District’s Southwick (HM131), Carl Woodwards’ Vale of Oxbury (HM133) and Brad Seaman’s Whitby West Cliff (HM112).

Demonstrations will include Simon Howard for digital control, 3D scanning with Alan Buttler of ModelU, Mick Bonwick for weathering and David Wright of Dovedale Models for building construction.

This year’s Great Electric Train Show takes place at the Arena MK for the first time offering a bigger venue to accommodate more layouts, trade stands and demonstrations. Parking is available on site and a free shuttle bus will be operating on both days of the show between Milton Keynes Central railway station and the Arena MK.

Advance tickets are available to purchase now offering a saving over on the door prices. Tickets cost £9 for adults and £7 for children in advance versus £12 for adults and £9 for children on the door. Under 5s enter for free with a paying adult and a family ticket is available on the day priced at £34 for two adults and up to three children. An exciting new VIP ticket package will be launched in the next issue for the Great Electric Train Show – watch this space!

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