Great Electric Train Show on track for October 2015!
Over 4,000 enthusiasts are expected to visit the Great Electric Train Show - sponsored by Hornby Magazine - which takes place at the Heritage Motor Centre on Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October.
Now in its third year, this superb model railway event will feature 27 top-quality layouts across all major scales. Some of the biggest and best layouts on the circuit are set to attend, including Shipley Model Railway Society’s Leicester South GC in 4mm (HM79), Southampton Model Railway Society’s Ackthorpe also in 4mm, in ‘OO’ Bridge of Muir (HM96) and the compact Gas Lane (HM29). ‘O’ gauge is represented with Lincoln and District MRCs Aisthorpe (HM95) and St Marnock Shed (HM65). A new addition for 2015 is the Double O Gauge Association area, which will feature four selected layouts.
Hornby Magazine will be bringing two layouts to the exhibition including the debut of their brand new exhibition layout West Riding Power in ‘N’ gauge - which features in the upcoming Hornby Magazine Yearbook No. 8 (on sale in November 2015) - and Shortley Bridge and Felton Cement Works in ‘OO’ gauge, a project layout which featured in the 2014 published Hornby Magazine Yearbook No.7.
Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild said:
"After a huge success last year we are excited to be returning for the third Great Electric Train Show which is growing year on year. We are all fired up and ready to put together what we expect to be an even better show. With the expanded Skills Zone and even more demonstrations including laser scanning, this show caters for the whole family.”
Building on the success of the first Skills Zone at the 2014 event, this year it will expand to cover three rooms. Demonstrations include Tim Shackleton and Mick Bonwick on weathering, Paul Chetter on DCC sound (Sunday only), the 82G group demonstration locomotive construction and Alan Buttler of Modelu will be providing a 3D laser scanning demonstration.
A further show highlight will be the extensive trade area which will include more than 30 trade stands. Top manufacturers Hornby and Bachmann Europe will be in attendance alongside Cheltenham Model Centre, Grimy Times, Lord and Butler, DC Kits, Skytrex, Golden Age Models, Locomotion Models and many more.
Tickets also include entry to the Museum which has over 180 vehicles on display showcasing British innovations in both road and race cars. In addition, the Centre has first-class catering facilities and a gift shop. Free courtesy buses will operate on the Saturday connecting the exhibition with the main line network at Leamington Spa station.
Doors will open both days at 9am with the show commencing at 10am. Advanced admission prices are £9 for adults and £7 for children with half an hour early admission for pre-booked ticket holders. Please see the website for further event details at www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk, call 01780 480404 or visit the dedicated Great Electric Train Show website at www.greatelectrictrainshow.com
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