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News: 2019 Great Electric Train Show Launches

Published 23 April 2019, 12:49

The Great Electric Train Show returns to the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on the weekend of October 12/13 2019.

This year's show will feature more than 30 layouts, 40 traders and a group of model making demonstrators with layouts covering 'N', 'OO', 'O' and narrow gauge scales across a broad spectrum of eras and locations.

The first layouts to be revealed for the show are Kirkby Stephen West, West Coast Cement, Canute Road Quay, and Tytton Hall Yard in 'OO', Polcombe Depot and Old Elms Park in 'O' gauge, plus Little Aller Junction in 'N' gauge.

Kirkby Stephen West models the Settle and Carlisle line at this well-known location in 'OO' and is presented in the 1960s period. It featured in HM5 and is operated with analogue control. West Coast Cement is one of Hornby Magazine's most recent 'OO' gauge layouts. It was completed for Hornby Magazine Yearbook No. 11 and made its debut at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition in November 2018. The Great Electric Train Show will be its second public outing. Canute Road Quay is presented by Graham Muspratt and models a fictional quayside location in Southampton Docks set between 1946 and 1949 (see HM142). Tytton Hall Yard models a main line scene in the 1990s with a colliery loading point below in 'OO'. It is presented by Boston Model Railway Club.

In 'O' gauge, the first layout announcements are both exhibited by Mark Pollard and model depot scenes. Polcombe Depot is set on the Southern Region and is set to appear in HM145, while Old Elms Park takes inspiration from the Western Region and models a roundhouse scene in just 4ft x 4ft (HM141).

The first 'N' gauge layout to be revealed is Chris Morris' popular Western Region junction scene - Little Aller Junction. It featured in HM123 and takes inspiration from Aller Junction near Newton Abbot. It is set in summer 1963.

Discount advance tickets offering early entry to the 2019 Great Electric Train Show are on sale now with advance ticket prices set at £10 for adults (£9 for subscribers), £7 for children and £29 for a family (2+2) on Saturday October 12. Advance prices for Sunday October 13 are £10 for adults (£9 for subscribers), while KIDS GO FREE on Sunday with a maximum of two admitted with each paying adult.

In addition, all early bird purchases before May 1 2019 will receive a free Key Publishing railway titles special magazine.

Prices on the day are £12 for adults and £9 for children on Saturday October 12, while Sunday prices on the day are £12 for adults with children entering for free (maximum of two with each paying adult - £5 for additional child tickets).

To purchase advance tickets, click the ticket purchase button above.

Look out for more updates here at and future issues of Hornby Magazine.

Updated 23/04/19

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