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Great Electric Train Show line up complete

Photo: Barrowmore MRG's Mostyn.


The final line-up for the Great Electric Train Show has been confirmed with 27 layouts, more than 30 traders and seven demonstrations making up the 62-stand exhibition. The event is held at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and doors open at 10am each day on October 7/8. A full preview to the event features in HM124, on sale from September 14 2017.

For the fifth annual event, one of the largest ‘P4’ exhibition layouts has been lined up with the addition of Barrowmore Model Railway Group’s stunning North Wales Coast model Mostyn. This giant of the exhibition circuit hosts more than 620 items of rolling stock – amongst the largest finescale collections on the exhibition circuit – and models the year 1977 when BR corporate blue and grey ruled the railway scene.

In addition to the layout, the Mostyn team will be providing a series of demonstrations covering rolling stock maintenance, Digital Command Control and model construction together with viewing space to see the layout’s giant double storage yards behind the superbly detailed scenic vista. Visual presentations and videos will also feature on the Mostyn stand making this a not to be missed component of the show.

Middlesbrough MRC’s Billingham.

At the opposite end of the size scale, Graham Gatehouse is returning to the Great Electric Train Show with a trio of micro layouts ranging in size from his tiny 7mm narrow gauge ‘Lunch Box’ layout through to Mini Inglenook and a Shunting Puzzle in ‘OO’ for visitors to the show to get involved with.

Further new announcements for the show are Dave Smith’s Brighton East modelling the Southern in the 1990s, Bradford City Road modelling a Midland Region terminus exhibited by David Harris, Appleton Junction covering BR’s Midland and Eastern Regions from the Grimsby Town Modellers Group and David Lyon’s popular Minic Motorways display, all in ‘OO’ gauge. The final ‘N’ gauge layout to be revealed for the show is Jon Dean’s Deansmoor which offers a multi-level scene with a wide range of modern rolling stock in operation.

Twelve Trees Junction is returning to the show circuit at the Great Electric Train Show.

These 10 new layouts join the previously announced list of 18 which include Hornby Magazine’s Twelve Trees Junction in its new format, Barry Platt’s Ashdan Junction (HM121), Abingdon and District MRC’s Leicester (Belgrave Road) (HM121), Redditch MRC’s Chilcompton (HM8), Dave Westwood’s Elmfield (HM122), Peter Griffith’s Gold Lane, Barnhill MRC’s Kingsbury (HM114) and more.

Discount advance tickets, offering early entry to the show at 0930 each day, remain on sale (£9 for adults and £7 for children) until September 29 with on the door prices set at £12 for adults and £9 for children (under 5s enter for free). A family ticket is available on the day for £34.

Visit for more information or call 01780 480404 for advance ticket sales.

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