News: Great Electric Train Show 2017
Published 9 March 2017, 09:58
Preparations for the 2017 Great Electric Train Show are in full swing and discount advance tickets offering priority entry to the event are now on sale.
Up to 25 layouts, 30 traders and half a dozen demonstrators will be taking part in the 2017 show - the fifth year of the Hornby Magazine sponsored exhibition.
The first layouts to be revealed are Keith Sully's Bere Banks (HM110) and Mark Darragh's Rannoch (HM112) in 'OO' gauge travelling from Scotland and modelling the Western and Scottish regions respectively, South West Herts MRS' Tedburn St Mary which models the Great Western Railway in 'OO' (HM97) and there is also Barnhill MRC's new 'O' gauge Great Western layout Kingsbury (HM114).
The Hornby Magazine team will also be reviving its 'OO' gauge Southern Region main line layout Twelve Trees Junction (HM97), following two years in storage. The layout is to have a new continuous run storage yard built together with a refresh of the scenic aspects to prepare it for the Great Electric Train Show. It will be the layout's fourth exhibition appearance.
As with previous years, the show will be hosted at the British Motor Museum, which hosts the largest collection of British automotive exhibits including nearly 300 cars ranging from humble Minis to racing legends. The museum includes an extensive collection centre (opened in 2016) plus viewing galleries into the workshop area, refreshments, free parking and disabled access.
Once again, a free shuttle bus service will be operating on the Saturday only from Leamington Spa railway station.
Advance tickets are now available to purchase offering early entry to the event at 9.30am as well as discounted entry.
Prices in advance are £9 adult and £7 child, versus on-the-day prices of £12 adult, £9 child and £34 for a family ticket (2+3). Click Advance Tickets links above to book tickets to this year's show.
For more details on this year's layout bookings, click the layouts link above.
The Great Electric Train Show 2017 will be held at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire on the weekend of October 7/8 2017.