The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.

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 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

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 …read more.

Sep 16, 2018

Get Involved with “Orchard Wharf”

Joining 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.

Aug 12, 2018

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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Aug 6, 2018

Bulletin 503

The July / August 2018 edition of The Bulletin is out now. Published every two months for our members and affiliated societies, it always includes a range of interesting articles written by members. This edition includes: An update on the Club’s OO gauge layout, “Ingatestone”. Ideas on how to model hedges, John Emerson on a trio of Irish 7mm scale …read more.

Jul 1, 2018

MRC Membership Special Offer at LFoRM 2018

We have a fantastic offer for new members joing The MRC at the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace on 24/25th March 2018.

Not only is membership reduced to just £30 for the rest of 2018, but you also get an exclusive 17-piece modelling tool set worth £39.95*, absolutely free.

Mar 13, 2018

MRC Takes Gold and Silver

We’re delighted that our layout “Copenhagen Fields” has won “Layout of the Year” at the British Railway Modelling Awards 2017. The ever popular 2mm finecale layout of the area of London north of King’s Cross has been evolving for over 30 years, and continues to grow. Under the leadership of Tim Watson and Mike Randall …read more.

Feb 23, 2018

London Festival of Railway Modelling 2018

The London Festival of Railway Modelling is the capital’s premier exhibition, held every March at the fabulous Alexandra Palace in North London. The next show is on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2018, and we’re delighted to confirm that the following layouts, representing a wide range of scales and prototypes, have accepted our invitation to attend. There …read more.

Feb 13, 2018

Bulletin 500

The January  / February 2018 edition of The Bulletin marks a major milestone – our 500th Bulletin. Published every two months for our members and affiliated societies, it always includes a range of interesting articles written by members of the oldest and largest model railway club in the world. Our Chairman Tony Cox says “The 500th edition …read more.

Jan 9, 2018

Changes to Islington’s parking charges

From January 3rd 2018, an additional charge of £2 per hour will apply to all diesel vehicles paying for short stay parking in Islington, which controls the parking zones in the streets around Keen House. The council says it is to help reduce harmful emissions and improve air quality on Islington. More details can be found …read more.

Jan 1, 2018

2018 Lecture Programme

Thursday 11th January 2018 – 7mm modelling , with the emphasis on Scale 7 MRC members Peter Mann and Tony Watts, together with John Borkowski , Chairman of the Scale 7 Group and owner of Masterpiece Models.                     Peter will explain what Scale 7 is and why he made the change from finescale some 25 years …read more.

Dec 23, 2017

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