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News: Grindley Brook joins the Great Electric Train Show

Published 25 July 2019, 11:40

Hillingdon Railway Modeller’s stunning ‘O’ gauge continuous run mainline layout Grindley Brook will be one of the star attractions at the 2019 Great Electric Train Show on October 12/13. The event takes place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes for the second year running.

Grindley Brook models a London North Western Railway designed station in the British Railways era. It features highly detailed kit built locomotives and rolling stock, stunning scratch built buildings, supremely detailed scenery and more. It will feature in full in the next issue of Hornby Magazine – HM148, on sale September 5 2019.

Also revealed for the show are Tom Cunningham’s Minories, which models the London suburbs in ‘EM’ gauge; Steve Knight’s busy ‘N’ gauge 2000s era through station Branksdown Junction; John Saunders ‘O’ gauge GWR terminus Penpoll Quay plus Neil Mason’s latest compact ‘OO’ layout Loop Lane. The full 30-layout line-up will be revealed in an exclusive preview in HM148.

More than 50 trade stands have also been confirmed for the event including a new Specialist Trade Zone on Balcony One. This area will be joined by micro layouts plus demonstrations from Mick Bonwick (weathering), David Dovedale (buildings), Wirral Finescale Railway Modellers (wagon building, digital control and ‘P4’ test track) as well as the Double O Gauge Association.

Also new for the 2019 show is Kids Zone offering hands-on activities for younger visitors sponsored by Hornby Hobbies. Children can enter the show for free with a paying adult on Sunday, October 13.

The full list of layouts announced so far is as follows:

Great Electric Train Show layouts 2019

Addison Road Phillip Hutchings 3mm HM144
Avyn-a-Llyin Andrew Bailey ‘OO9’ HM129
Bournemouth West South Coast MRDG 'OO' HM146
Bradwell Point Marcus Lambert 'OO'
Branksdowne Junction Steve Knight 'N'
Canute Road Quay Graham Muspratt ‘OO’ HM142
Caradon Junction Mike Kelly ‘OO’ HM133
Crossley Scrap Joshua Lovell and Barrie Jones ‘OO’ HM142
Dorehill St Stevens Soar Valley MRC ‘OO’ HM103
Grindley Brook Hillingdon Railway Modellers 'O' HM148
Kings Park Andy Stephney ‘N’
Kirkby Stephen West Ian MacDonald ‘OO’ HM5
Little Aller Junction Chris Morris ‘N’ HM123
Loop Lane Neil Mason 'OO'
Middle Elmton Grimsby Town Railway Modellers ‘N’ HM116
Minories Tom Cunningham 'EM' HM149
Norwood Road Simon Paley ‘OO’
Old Elms Park Mark Pollard ‘O’ HM141
Penpoll Quay John Saunders 'O'
Polcombe Depot Mark Pollard 'O’ HM145
Shelvington Lee Polson and Matt Farrell 'P4'
Tytton Hall Yard Boston MRC ‘OO’ HM141
Wainthrop Bridge Simon Howard ‘EM’
Wendover David Dann-Gibbons ‘OO’ HM135
West Coast Cement Hornby Magazine ‘OO’ HMYearbook11

The final layouts for the 2019 Great Electric Train Show will be revealed in HM148.

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