Doors open to the 2018 Great Electric Train Show at 10am on October 13/14 – this weekend – when 32 layouts, 45 traders and eight demonstrators take part in the biggest event in its history.
The show has relocated to a brand new venue at the Marshall Arena (Arena MK) in Milton Keynes for 2018 offering a larger venue with more space for exhibits and trade stands. The show line up draws on past feature layouts from the pages of Hornby Magazine as well as bringing in new layouts which are yet to be seen in the modelling title. Highlights include Bill Wood’s Glenfinnan in ‘OO’ gauge from Scotland, Andy Stephney’s Hatch End modelling the West Coast Main Line in ‘N’ gauge from Kent, Steve Thompson’s popular ‘O’ gauge early diesel era layout Dubmill Sidings, Loftus Road by Worthing MRC in ‘OO’ gauge, Jamie Mathlin’s Oakley Green, and Brad Seaman’s outstanding model of the ‘Golden Line’ from Whitby West Cliff along the North Yorkshire coast line.
In addition the Hornby Magazine team will be displaying its newly extended version of Grosvenor Square, there are manufacturer stands from Hornby Hobbies, Accurascale, Little Loco Co, Hatton’s Model Railways and demonstrations covering weathering, digital control, building construction and more.
The full show line up can be viewed at www.greatelectrictrainshow.com. The event includes free parking on site at the Marshall Arena (follow the football stadium signs or use postcode MK1 1QB), refreshments are available throughout the weekend and the show has disabled access to all areas. A free bus service will be operating every half hour from Milton Keynes Central railway station, departing from stand Z6, on both days of the event starting from 9am each.
Prices on the day are £12 for adults, £9 for children and £34 for a family (2+3). Under 5s enter for free.