The Great Electric Train Show this weekend 12/13th October

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.

I shall be operating The Hornby Magazine layout Bolsover & Seven Pit Lane all weekend

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’.

In addition to the usual trade support you would expect from this kind of show the main manufacturers of Hornby, Bachmann and Dapol will also be present.

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!

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  1. I am looking forward to this show. It is easy to get to and I enjoy the museum every time I go. I went with my late father once and I was amazed how many of the exhibits he had owned during his lifetime.

    I do feel there are too many BIG shows at this time of year. The festival at Swindon, Model Rail at Newark, and now this one. It would be nice if they were spread out a bit.

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