This weekend the annual Great Electric Train Show sponsored by Hornby Magazine takes place at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.
Opening its doors at 10am on October 7/8 (9.30am for advance ticket holders) the show promises 27 layouts – with one last minute withdrawal due to illness, 30 traders and seven demonstrators. Layouts are travelling from as far away as Edinburgh, North Wales, Somerset and Kent to attend the show which includes a large proportion of models featured in Hornby Magazine.
Highlights include Barrowmore MRG’s ‘P4’ 4mm scale Mostyn on the North Wales coast, Middlesbrough MRC’s ‘OO’ gauge model of Billingham in the North East (HM123), Kingsbury in ‘O’ gauge by Barnhill MRC (HM114), the return of Hornby Magazine’s Twelve Trees Junction in ‘OO’ and much more. The full list is available at www.greatelectrictrainshow.com
Trade stands include a return to the show for Hornby Hobbies, Gaugemaster, DC Kits, Digitrains, Cheltenham Model Centre, Grimy Times, Lord and Butler, Ten Commandments, Eileen’s Emporium, Mega Points, Train-Tech and more. Plus visitors can take advantage of a range of demonstrations covering 3D scanning, weathering, buildings, locomotives and rolling stock, digital control and more.
A free bus service will be operating on the Saturday only (timetable available on the Great Electric Train Show website) between Leamington Spa railway station and the British Motor Museum. Arriving by car, the venue is located just off Junction 12 of the M40, to the south west of Leamington.
Tickets cost £12 for adults, £9 for children and £34 for a family. Under 5s enter for free.
Visit www.greatelectrictrainshow.com for full show details.