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London Festival of Railway Modelling 2020 Postponed

Warners Shows have decided to postpone the London Festival of Railway Modelling, that was scheduled for 21-22 March 2020. This decision was not reached lightly, but warners and The MRC believe that the right one for the health, safety and wellbeing of all involved.  Naturally, we are all very disappointed and we are currently working …read more.

Dec 27, 2019

Clubnight Suspension

In view of the current situation with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, it has been decided to suspend the MRC club nights on Thursday evenings with immediate effect until at least the end of April.  The matter will be kept under review and we will advise as and when this changes.  We regret having …read more.

Mar 17, 2020

Copenhagen Fields getting ready for a photo shoot

The layout continues to develop, and its a good time for an update in one of the magazines, so we’ve got a photo shoot coming up this Friday 21st Feb which is a n added incentive to get some details completed. Before that we’ve got a running session on the Thursday evening from 7-9 – …read more.

Feb 15, 2020

Members’ Layouts – an Introduction to Golden Mile

As well as contributing to our Club layouts, many of our members have their own projects at home – and here’s an example of just one of them. “Golden Mile” is inspired by the 2mm Scale Association’s golden jubilee competition this year and a chance purchase of some wagons at a deep discount. The requirements …read more.

Feb 12, 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

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

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