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They enjoy it so much I don’t know why I pay them

50 year of model railway publishing


Thu 12 Sep 19


7:30pm - 9:30pm

About this event

They enjoy it so much I don’t know why I pay them — this was spoken by the late Ian Allan while showing a visitor round the offices of his well-known transport publishing company.

Chris Leigh has been in railway publishing as both author and editor since leaving school in 1 963. This talk looks back on the years since then. I t will touch on his time at Ian Allan with Model Railway Constructor, where he worked alongside many of the great names of the time including Ian Allan
himself, Cecil J and G. Freeman Allen, Geoffrey Kitchenside and Colin Gifford; on Model Rail magazine which he set up in the mid 1 990s; on saving the Kinsol Trestle, the Commonwealth’s largest surviving wooden bridge; and on his wider railway interests including preservation.

Thursday Track Nights

We are open on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm at our Keen House clubrooms. Visitors are welcome, please come along and introduce yourself.


Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA

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