Countdown to the Great Electric Train Show!

Photo: Barnhill MRC's Kingsfield.


Preparations are in full swing in the final run up to the fourth annual Great Electric Train Show sponsored by Hornby Magazine on October 8/9 2016 at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.

25 layouts, 30 traders and a group of demonstrators will assemble to make this a busy weekend of railway modelling with many magazine favourites from the past and present being arranged for the event.

Darren Johnson's Croydon North Street.

Darren Johnson’s Croydon North Street.

Advance tickets sales for the event are still open, offering up to £5 off adult tickets and early entry to the show. All tickets include full access to the newly refurbished British Motor Museum, its new collection centre, free parking and use of the free shuttle bus from Leamington Spa railway station (Saturday only).

Newly announced for the line up are Barnhill Model Railway Club’s busy ‘OO’ gauge Western Region layout Kingsfield (HM30), Network SouthEast suburban terminus Croydon North Street now owned by Darren Johnson (HM93) plus Bob Farrell’s new ‘OO9’ narrow gauge layout Penhalig Quay, Franwood TMD by Neil Woodbine and a Tri-ang TT display by David Lyon.

Bob Farrell's Penhalig Quay.

Bob Farrell’s Penhalig Quay.

David Lyon's Triang 'TT' display.

David Lyon’s Triang ‘TT’ display.

These new additions enter the show alongside Soar Valley MRC’s stunning Charnwood Forest Branch (HM99/HM100), Bodmin and District MRC’s Old Elms Road (HM105), Max Fowler’s Maxwell Colliery (HM105), Tom Couling’s Poole-in-Wharfedale (HM104), Allan Cromarty’s Oulton TMD and more. The Hornby Magazine team will be presenting Western/Southern Region layout St Stephens Road for its final exhibition outing at the event too – it has been in storage since February 2014.

Demonstrators confirmed for the event include Alan Buttler from ModelU offering his laser scanning demonstration, Hornby Magazine contributor Paul Chetter on the subject of digital sound and weathering regular Mick Bonwick.

Soar Valley MRC's 'O' gauge Charnwood Forest Branch.

Soar Valley MRC’s ‘O’ gauge Charnwood Forest Branch.

In total 30 traders have been confirmed for the event including Bachmann Europe, Cheltenham Model Centre, Digitrains, Grimy Times and many more.

Visit the website for the full list of attending traders.

The final additions to the layout line-up for the 2016 Great Electric Train Show will be announced in HM112 in our full preview of the event.

Hornby Magazine's St Stephens Road.

Hornby Magazine’s St Stephens Road.

The Helford Valley Railway by Falmouth and District MRC.

The Helford Valley Railway by Falmouth and District MRC.

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