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Layouts Confirmed for London Festival of Railway Modelling 2020

We’re delighted to confirm the list of layouts attending the London Festival of Railway Modelling 2020 – the 20th at Alexandra Palace and the 21st event organised by Warners, the publishers of British Railway Modeling magazine in conjunction with our club. The layouts are invited by The MRC, and represent a great cross section of …read more.

Dec 27, 2019

Triang Collection for sale

Our second hand shop is a highlight of the London Festival of Railway Modelling every March – with a wide if slightly at times eclectic selection of pre-owned items for sale. Occasionally we offer items for sale on our website, and here’s one we though should be offered as a set. These vintage Triang items …read more.

Jan 18, 2020

Bow Junction – ready for another busy year

Bow Junction is our 7mm scale layout, which is being built to Scale 7 specification. The main difference from standard finescale 0 gauge is that the track gauge is 1 mm wider and the back to back dimension is 2mm greater. Also the thickness of the wheels is less than finescale 0 gauge. It is …read more.

Jan 11, 2020

Keen House Diamond Jubilee Dinner

2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of Keen House – our permanent club rooms near King’s Cross. To mark this diamond jubilee, we are having a celebration dinner on: Saturday June 6th, at 7.30  The Banqueting Suite, The Royal National Hotel nr Russell Square, London WC1H 0DG   Tickets are £50 for a …read more.

Jan 4, 2020

British Railway Modelling Awards 2019 – Voting Open!

We’re delighted that MRC has been shortlisted in 3 categories in this year’s awards, which are arguably the most prestigious in the UK modelling world. Layout of the Year – Copenhagen Fields Exhibition of the Year – London Festival of Railway Modelling RMWeb Modeller of the year – our president Tim Watson (his RMWeb blog …read more.

Jan 2, 2020

Busy on the Wharf

Inspired by the sight of us slaving away to get Orchard Wharf fit to show to the expectant public at the London Festival of Railway Modelling (usually known around here simply as ‘Ally Pally’ — we all know the mega life event to which we refer), one of our EM colleagues suggested it was high …read more.

Jan 1, 2020

Renumbering Coaches

Here’s a simple project to renumber coaches to avoid having duplicates on the layout or make them specific to your region. These are Bachmann Mk1 sleepers – for the ‘next’ project, and with 3 of both types (SLSTP and SLF) in the rake I needed to renumber at least 4. They’ve been converted to EM …read more.

Dec 29, 2019

Where to buy model railways in London

You may be one of the hundreds of households that has received a Hornby or Bachmann OO model railway train-set for the first time this Christmas – perhaps even a Graham Farish one in N gauge. We hope you enjoy it. Once you have discovered the fun of what is included, your mind (or certainly …read more.

Dec 25, 2019

Ingatestone – Christmas update

As we now come to the end of another year it’s time for an up date on our Ingatestone blog . This year has to some extent been dominated by remedial works which has lead to some improvements above and below the surface of the layout. There has been a programme of reorganising our power …read more.

Dec 21, 2019

Minories in Brighton

The final outing for us in 2019 was to the Brighton Model Railway exhibition in November. It’s an invite from our member Nestor that we’ve had to put off due to previous clashes with Tolworth and Wakefield, but it’s a reasonably quick drive down the A23 for a set up on the Saturday morning as …read more.

Nov 28, 2019

Minories at the Great Electric Train Show 2019

Minories made the trip to Milton Keynes in October for the Great Electric Train Show. It was a late evening set up on the Friday, and we only just squeezed between the layouts either side that were already up when we got there. A fault in the wiring on a board (that had worked fine …read more.

Oct 18, 2019

Copenhagen Fields wins at Fareham

Fareham exhibition had a couple of interesting firsts for CF.  We had the fastest set up ever – within three hours – because if constraints of hall access.  A major plus for the team who worked incredibly well together.  Our take down & loading was also very efficient, only being marred by a fault on …read more.

Oct 15, 2019

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