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2018/9 Lecture Programme

Thursday 8th November - Adventures with a miniature Steam road locomotive on Britain's Roads - by Tim Watson

Join our president Tim Watson as he describes travelling from Rickmansworth to the Great Dorset Steam Rally by model traction engine


Thursday 10th January 2019 - "More from Kohler" - Hornby's Marketing and Development Director Simon Kohler

Simon returns to Keen House with more stories from his career in the hobby, and perhaps some updates and insights from what is probably the most famous model railway brand in the world.

Please note this lecture and the audience may be filmed for a forthcoming TV programme


Thursday 14th February - "Rising to the Challenge" by Alex Croft

Alex talks about the trials and tribualtion of building layout as part of Channel 5's "The Great Model Railway Challenge"


Thursday 14th March - "Bekonscot: Britains biggest public model railway since 1929" by Tim Dunn

Tim returns to Keen House, this time talking about another of his passions - the Gauge 1 railway at Bekonscot


Thursday 11th April - "Southern Electric - Part 2" by David Brown

Following on from his hugely popular previous lecture, David continues the story


Non-MRC members welcome at all lectures, which start at 7.30 (unless stated), and with a short interval normally conclude around 9.15

Visitors are requested to make a suggested donation of £3.00, MRC members can attend any lecture free of charge.

All MRC lectures are held in Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London N1 9DA.

Please note that Keen House has steps or stairs to all areas.

Mini Exhibition - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Our next open Sunday at Keen House is a Mini-Exhibition on 2nd December 2018

Five working layouts on display:

  Ingatestone (OO - Modern Image)

  Lacey Dale (N - BR 1950s/60s)

  Minories (EM - BR Blue)

Visiting Layouts:

  Oldshaw (EM - BR Blue)

  Barber's Bridge Stabling Point (EM - BR Diesel)

The MRC Test Tracks will be available.

Plus we will have a good selection of pre-owned models available from our shop, and of course refreshments (including a selection of freshly made rolls and Greene King beers) will be available.

Open from 11am to 4pm

Admission: Adults £3, accompanied children: Free

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Entry for MRC members is free upon presentation of a current membership card.   Please note there are stairs to all rooms. 




Get Involved with "Orchard Wharf"

Orchard Aug 18Joining The MRC is a great way to learn from the range and wealth of knowledge of the other members, and getting directly involved in one of the layout groups is an even better way to learn and enjoy your membership.

We may not have a layout group that exactly matches your specific modelling interests, but most of layout teams have people with a wide range of tastes and experience, that come together because of the enjoyment of being involved in a collaborative project. Our new EM gauge layout is no exception.


Accurascale - Meet and Greet 9th August

Fran Burke from Accurascale will be at Keen House this Thursday evening - 9th August 2018. He'll be bringing some of the company's models, and at around 8pm will give a short talk on the ethos and people behind the company, and answer questions.

We meet every Thursday evening from 7pm, and visitors are welcome to this event.

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Dec 09
Some great modelling on Twitter. Check out @PdannyH ‘s timeline for the full story.
Dec 08
@wakefieldrms @dale_gauge @dale_gauge . The EM team are completely normal 😉. In comparison. @EMGauge @minorieslayout @orchardwharf
Dec 03
It’s our AGM this Thursday 6th Dec, so whilst for the other 51 Thursdays of the year visitors are very welcome, it…
Dec 02
@FieldsHighbury We’re just working out the roster for 2019. It’s at an exhibition in Basingstoke in early March, so…
Dec 02
We’ve got a great selection of nearly new and collectible items for sale at our mini exhibition today. Plus a chanc…