Popular train show returns to the British Motor Museum for fourth year

Thousands of enthusiasts are expected to visit the popular Great Electric Train Show, sponsored by Hornby Magazine, which takes place at the British Motor Museum on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October.

Now in its fourth year, this superb model railway event will feature 25 top-quality layouts across all major scales. Newly announced for the line-up are Barnhill Model Railway Club's busy 'OO' gauge Western Region layout Kingsfield (HM30), Network SouthEast suburban terminus Croydon North Street now owned by Darren Johnson (HM93) plus Bob Farrell's new 'OO9' narrow gauge layout Penhalig Quay, Franwood TMD by Neil Woodbine and a Tri-ang TT display by David Lyon.

The Hornby Magazine team will be presenting Western/Southern Region layout St Stephens Road for its final exhibition outing which has been in storage since February 2014 together with their newest 'N' gauge layout Barrenthorpe which will be making its public debut.

Tom Caren, Show Manager at the British Motor Museum said, "The popularity of this show continues to grow and this year's show is expected to attract record crowds. With 25 layouts, 30 traders and a group of skilled demonstrations, this show caters for the whole family."

Demonstrators will include Alan Buttler from ModelU offering his laser scanning demonstration, Hornby Magazine contributor Paul Chetter on the subject of digital sound and weathering regular Mick Bonwick.

A further show highlight will be the extensive trade area which includes more than 30 trade stands. Manufacturers Bachmann Europe and Gaugemaster, will be in attendance alongside Cheltenham Model Centre, Grimy Times, and many more.

Free courtesy buses will operate on the Saturday only 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 adults/OAPs £9 and children £7 with half an hour early admission for pre-booked ticket holders. Advance ticket sales close on 28 September and can be purchased online at the Great Electric Train Show website or by calling 01780 480404.

For more information visit the dedicated Great Electric Train Show website at http://www.greatelectrictrainshow.com

To find out more about the British Motor Museum please visit the website at http://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 641188.

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