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Minories in Hornby Magazine

Minories is in the latest edition of Hornby Magazine, which appeared in my local WH Smiths today. Although planned for some time, the photo shoot only took place in May with editor Mark Wild coming down to Keen House for the shoot. You can see the layout in person at the Great Electric Train show …read more.

Oct 5, 2019

Orchard Wharf July 2019 update

It’s been a year since news of Orchard Wharf last appeared on here. While we were not updating the blog, we have been busy in the club. We’ve become a team of around half a dozen or so meeting regularly on Friday evenings. We designed and build transport storage boxes that double up as supports …read more.

Jul 30, 2019

Ingatestone – summer update

Chris Ibbotson has been busy bringing a Hornby class 90 up to a better standard. This model was a fair representation when first released by Hornby many years ago but suffered from many of the issues that are a result of Hornby’s wish to produce a product that is both toy and model! But this …read more.

Jul 12, 2019

Happy 175th Birthday to Ingatestone

On the 12 May Ingatestone turned 175.  No we haven’t been building the layout that long, this was the birthday for the prototype station at Ingatestone in Essex on the Great Eastern mainline,  which is our inspiration.  One of the team was able to go along to the festivities, and while Kev will be writing …read more.

Jun 24, 2019

Copenhagen Fields: Adding the Midland Railway Roundhouse

A prominent landmark in Kings Cross GY was the roundhouse, originally made for the Midland Railway. This was demolished in 1931, but it has always been in the plan to include it on the layout. It would sit behind the ‘elbow’ on York Way where there is quite an awkward patch of ground. There was …read more.

Apr 22, 2019

Action Plan for Bow Junction until 30th June 2019

Not much will happen during April since in Keen House Copenhagen Field is being erected for the Open Day on Sunday 28th April, and Mike Randall is adding the ramp on the lines to Fenchurch Street. The Plan is that all our boards will return from Mike’s workshop before 28th April. On the 28th April …read more.

Apr 12, 2019

Demonstrations at LFoRM 2019

As always we will have demonstrations from a variety of other gauge and special interest societies at LFoRM 2019.  Stop by and catch up on the latest innovations or even join up!   Diesel & Electric Modellers United (DEMU) Merg – Model Electronics Railway Group The 2mm Scale Association The Double O Gauge Association The …read more.

Mar 17, 2019

MRC Club Stand at LFoRM 2019

Apart from our special offer for joining at LFoRM 2019, there are other reasons to stop by the club stand. We will have our popular test tracks so you can try out anything you have just purchased And we have a packed schedule of talks on both days Time Saturday 23rd March Sunday 24th March …read more.

Mar 17, 2019

MRC Membership Special Offer at LFoRM 2019

We have a fantastic offer for new members joining The MRC at the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace on 23rd/24th March 2019. Not only is membership reduced to just £30 for the rest of 2019, but you also get an exclusive 17-piece modelling tool set worth £39.95*, absolutely free. The Model Railway Club, based …read more.

Mar 17, 2019

Lacey Dale Update March 2019

Following our sojourn in the Library over the new-year, Lacey Dale has had a busy couple of months, with outings to the Erith model railway club’s exhibition at Longfield in January, and a visit to Milton Keynes MRC for their 50th anniversary exhibition in February. The performance of the layout at Longfield was very good, …read more.

Mar 17, 2019

Copenhagen Fields Update March 2019

We had a good show at Basingstoke, although our sanity was sorely tried by a closeby O gauge diesel depot with loud DCC sound that closely mimicked purgatory. Our re-wire was 100% successful, so that’ll be good for another 35 years: this is entirely down to the hard work and clear thinking of Rob Stewart. …read more.

Mar 17, 2019

Putnam Yard Update March 2019

Recent work from the Putnam Group Main effort has been on preparing for Ally Pally by getting the existing layout ready; including ironing out some remaining track and wiring issues, redoing some damaged scenery along the front, some fettling of the backscene and numerous other little jobs. The work on the remaining hitherto unsceniced curved …read more.

Mar 17, 2019

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