This brand new event in the exhibition calender, being organised by Hornby Magazine will feature 27 top quality layouts across all of the scales , including the Taunton MRG’s Bishop Lydiard-based Bath Green Park, a splendid recreation of the Somerset & Dorset Joint railway’s northern terminus with of course more than a hint of Southern Region rolling stock.
The Great Electric Train Show is being held at the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon in Warwickshire, and admission to the exhibition also includes entry into the Museum itself. Further details of the show can be found here.
Other excellent layouts include 82G, an atmospheric ‘O’ gauge Western/Southern shed layout; Great Tunsley Dale, which features a Peak District limestone quarry in the late 1950s/60s; Empingham, a Northamptonshire branch with ironstone workings; Kirkby Stephen West, depicting the Settle & Carlisle line during the steam/diesel transition era and Grathwaite Junction a blue diesel era layout in ‘OO’.
Hornby Magazine will operate at least two of its layouts; including the ‘O’ gauge Clayhanger Yard industrial layout and I shall be assisting editor Mike Wild with his DCC Bolsover & Seven Lane Pit layout, which features sound and smoke unit fitted locomotives in ‘OO’ being controlled by the Horny Railmaster system on iPads and iPhones!
As you might have guessed The Great Electric Train Show does feature Steam and Diesel models but they are of course in model form being electric powered. I hope to see you there!