Lecture Nights

Dedicated club nights given over to talks on a variety of railway and modelling topics

7 times a year, in the winter, spring and autumn, the Model Railway Club hosts a monthly lecture series on a varied array of topic of interest to anyone who enjoys informative talks on railways or railway modelling.

Our 2018/19 program is:

Thursday 8th November – Adventures with a miniature Steam road locomotive on Britain’s Roads – by Tim Watson

Join our president Tim Watson as he describes travelling from Rickmansworth to the Great Dorset Steam Rally by model traction engine


Thursday 10th January 2019 – “More from Kohler” – Hornby’s Marketing and Development Director Simon Kohler

Simon returns to Keen House with more stories from his career in the hobby, and perhaps some updates and insights from what is probably the most famous model railway brand in the world.

Please note this lecture and the audience may be filmed for a forthcoming TV programme


Thursday 14th February – “Rising to the Challenge” by Alex Croft

Alex talks about the trials and tribualtion of building layout as part of Channel 5’s “The Great Model Railway Challenge”


Thursday 14th March – “Bekonscot: Britains biggest public model railway since 1929” by Tim Dunn

Tim returns to Keen House, this time talking about another of his passions – the Gauge 1 railway at Bekonscot


Thursday 11th April – “Southern Electric – Part 2” by David Brown

Following on from his hugely popular previous lecture, David continues the story


Non-MRC members welcome at all lectures, which start at 7.30 (unless stated), and with a short interval normally conclude around 9.15

Visitors are requested to make a suggested donation of £3.00, MRC members can attend any lecture free of charge.

All MRC lectures are held in Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London N1 9DA.

Please note that Keen House has steps or stairs to all areas.

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