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The Great Electric Train Show

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

The Great Electric Train Show will take place on the weekend of October 7/8 2017 at the British Motor Museum, Warwickshire. Now in its fifth year the Great Electric Train Show will feature 25+ quality layouts, 30+ traders, free expert modelling demonstrations and much more!

OPENING TIMES:  SAT 10am – 5pm, SUN 10am – 4.00pm
ADMISSION:  Adults £12.00    Children £9.00  Family £34.00

Layouts booked to attend the show:

Mostyn, North Wales, 1970s

Barrowmore Model Railway Group’s outstanding ‘P4’ layout, Mostyn, is the largest exhibit set to appear at this year’s Great Electric Train Show.

Brighton East, Southern, 1990s

Brighton East models a Southern Region terminus in the late 1990s/early 2000s, loosely based on the Kemp Town branch, in East Sussex.

Anderby Creek, Eastern, 1930s

Anderby Creek is a ‘OO’ gauge layout set on the Lincolnshire coast, firmly within LNER territory during the 1930s.

Bradford City Rd, Midlands, 1960s

Set in West Yorkshire in the 1970s, BR blue livery is very much the order of the day for David Harris’ ‘OO’ gauge Bradford City Road.

Appleton Jct, Midlands/Eastern, 1960s

Grimsby Town Modellers Group’s ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout, Appleton Junction, represents a ‘what-might-have-been’ junction covering BR’s Midland and Eastern Regions, in the 1960s.

Wick End, Scottish, 1970s

Low Hill ‘O’ Gauge Group’s Wick End showcases 1970s/1980s BR Scottish Region traction, with more than a nod to the far north of Scotland in 7mm scale.

Leicester (Belgrave Rd), Eastern, 1950s

Loosely based on the former Great Northern location in Leicester during the 1960s, Abingdon and District Model Railway Club’s extensive 26ft x 10ft 6in ‘OO’ gauge layout represents a busy terminus during the 1960s with plenty of passenger, parcels and freight traffic.

Twelve Trees Jct, Southern, 1960s

Hornby Magazine’s ‘OO’ gauge BR Southern Region layout Twelve Trees Junction returns to the Great Electric Train Show in its new format with continuous run storage yard.

Much Murkle, Western, 1930s

Much Murkle represents a rural Great Western Railway (GWR) terminus at the end of an eight-mile single-track branch line.

The Shunting Puzzle, Industrial

One of three micro-layouts built by Graham Gatehouse on display at the Great Electric Train Show this weekend, The Shunting Puzzle is just that – an industrial shunting puzzle in ‘OO’!

Palin’s Yard, Industrial, 1940s

Palin’s Yard represents a rail-connected chocolate-making factory with a boiler room, engine house, loading bay and office.

The Lunch Box, Industrial

This is the smallest layout booked to attend this year’s Great Electric Train Show! 

Minic Motorways, Vintage layout

Dave Lyon returns to the Great Electric Train Show with his vintage Minic Motorways layout. 

Mini Inglenook, Southern, 1950s

Measuring 3ft x 7.5in, Graham Gatehouse’s compact ‘OO’ gauge layout demonstrates what can be achieved in a very small space – ideal for placing on a shelf.

Deansmoor, Midlands, 2000s

Deansmoor is a post-privatisation layout built in ‘N’ gauge based on the railways around Stockport in Cheshire. 

Gold Lane, Midlands, 1990s

Peter Griffiths’ extended ‘OO’ gauge layout Gold Lane is set during the 1990s period following transition from BR to privatisation.

Seven Ash, Western, 1970s

Steve Pike’s ‘OO’ gauge BR Western Region Diesel Depot is based on the turntable stabling point at Old Oak Common in London during the 1970s and features plenty of appropriate motive power – predominantly Western Region diesel hydraulic locomotives.

Billingham, Eastern, 1960s

Middlesbrough Model Railway Club’s sensational 40ft x 11ft ‘OO’ gauge model of Billingham station and its approaches, is a representation of the area during the 1955 to 1963 period.

Elmfield, Western, 1950s

Elmfield represents a fictional rundown and neglected Black Country station location during the 1960s.

Kilve, BR (WR), ‘OO’

Kilve is located in a fictional Great Western setting on the Somerset coast during the 1950s and 1960s, and owes much of its existence to an early 20th century oil rush in the area.

Traders attending the show:

ADM Turntables

Albion Alloys Limited

Aspire Gifts and Models

C & L Finescale

Ceynix Railway Trees

Cheltenham Model Centre

D&E Videos / DC Kits / Legomanbiffo

DCC Supplies Ltd

Digitrains Ltd

Don Bishop Photography

Eileens Emporium

EKM Exhibitions

Gaugemaster Controls

Green Scene

Grimy Times / Sankey Scenics

H & A Models

Hornby Hobbies

Hornby Magazine

KS Laser Designs

Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society

Lord & Butler Model Railways

MegaPoints Controllers


P & D Marsh Models

Phoenix Precision Paints Ltd

Skytrex Ltd

Steve Currinn Books

Ten Commandments

Train Tech

TTC Diecast.com

WM Collectables

There will be demonstrations by:

Building Construction

New to the Skills Zone this year is David Wright of Dovedale Models, showcasing building construction methods.


Mick Bonwick returns to the Great Electric Train Show explaining and demonstrating his weathering techniques.

82G Loco Clinic

82G Model Railway Group will be demonstrating its skills and offering kit building hints and tips for locomotive, carriage and wagon construction.

3D Laser Scanning

MODELU specialise in high resolution 3D printing of scale figures and detailed components.



October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am
October 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Hornby Magazine
01780 755131


British Motor Museum
Banbury Road
Gaydon, Warwickshire J CV35 0B United Kingdom
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