News: 2016 show line up launches!
Published 9 February 2016, 16:40
The 2016 Great Electric Train Show sponsored by Hornby Magazine will take place on the weekend of October 8/9 at the newly relaunched British Motor Museum in Warwickshire.
25 layouts and 30 traders are expected to take part in the fourth year of this popular weekend of railway modelling together with a range of demonstrations.
Tickets to the show include full access to the expanded and remodelled British Motor Museum together with onsite parking and the option to use a free courtesy bus running from Leamington Spa station to the event on the Saturday only.
Launching the show is the announcement of six of exhibits from the line-up. Heading the roster so far is Bodmin and District Model Railway Club’s BR Southern Region ‘OO’ layout Old Elms Road - see feature on pages 16-25 - plus Max Fowler’s inspirational 1990s Scottish coal field layout Maxwell Colliery - see feature on pages 98-105. Also confirmed for the event is Wayne Webb, Tony Frazer and Bob Taylor’s Settle and Carlisle based ‘N’ gauge model Dentdale (HM95), Ian Harper’s Eastern Region ‘OO’ digital operated steam depot Haymarket Cross (HM59) and Simon and Hannah Denham’s RailMaster controlled model of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Goathland in ‘OO’ (HM99).
Hornby Magazine will also be exhibiting one of the magazine’s layouts with a rare public outing for Western/Southern Region based St Stephens Road planned for the show. The layout has been in storage since February 2014 and will be positioned at the entrance to the show to welcome visitors to the event.
The British Motor Museum – rebranded from the Heritage Motor Centre in November 2015 – is undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment to better showcase its collection of British cars. The museum is set to reopen in February 2016 together with the new Collections Centre building and will feature a new look, the entire reserve collection of over 200 cars on show for the first time together with new facilities on show such as the restoration workshops.
Ticket sales for the Great Electric Train Show will launch in the coming months allowing advance purchase of tickets for the event. Full details will be published in Hornby Magazine and on the Great Electric Train Show website once available.