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Steve Flint – “Who’d Be An Editor” Playback

In case you missed it, here’s a chance to watch “Who’d Be An Editor” – Steve Flint’s presentation to the MRC in February 2021 If you’ve enjoyed it, please visit https://ko-fi.com/themodelrailwayclub to buy us a coffee, and follow us on YouTube

Mar 6, 2021

Teatime with Matt Falden

As part of the World of Railway Virtual Exhibitions, the MRC’s Lawrence Robbins interviews leading lights of the model and full size railway world. Ahead of the 3rd event on 13/4th March, here’s another chance to see some of those interviews with Matt Falden of Twitters’s “Teatime with Matt” and Biggest Little Railway as he …read more.

Feb 21, 2021

Controlling Electromagnetic Uncouplers

Electromagnet uncouplers are a proven method for uncoupling Sprat and Winkle and other couplings that require a magnetic “pull down”, but due to the heat generated by electromagnets when they are energised, there is the potential of heat damage to the baseboard or in the worst-case scenario fire, due to overheating caused by misuse or …read more.

Feb 20, 2021

Tim Dunn on Model Villages and The Architecture The Railways Built

As part of the World of Railway Virtual Exhibitions, the MRC’s Lawrence Robbins interviews leading lights of the model and full size railway world. Ahead of the 3rd event on 13/4th march, here’s another chance to see some of those interviews, kicking off with Tim Dunn. Tim discusses the history of Bekonscot including its history …read more.

Feb 14, 2021

Restoring Rydes Vale – a pioneering 2mmFS layout

“Rydes Vale” was one of the earliest 2mm finescale layouts. Constructed in the early 1960s by Mr H H Grove and his son Bert, the Groves created a new set of track and rail standards which were instrumental in giving a faultless performance at our exhibition in Central Hall, Wesminster, London, for three years. This …read more.

Feb 13, 2021

Lockdown Labours – Broad Ethel

I’m fairly new to the MRC, although I have helped out a tiny bit on Copenhagen Fields in the past. And will do again soon, once I get a window to do some more! I do build models professionally, and also for pleasure (although sometimes it feels more like a self inflicted punishment). One thing …read more.

Feb 6, 2021

Sir Kenneth Grange – HST on a budget

Although the current Hornby superdetail High Speed Train power cars are popular, they are not particularly cheap, but the secondhand market is awash with older Lima and Hornby models. These of course generally display older liveries, limiting choice if you want a more recent HST. However, the restoration of pioneer production HST W43002 into its …read more.

Jan 31, 2021

Pete Waterman talks to Lawrence Robbins – World of Railways playback

As part of the World of Railway Virtual Exhibitions, the MRC’s Lawrence Robbins interviews leading lights of the model and full size railway world. Ahead of the 3rd event on 13/4th March, here’s another chance to see some of those interviews. Pete Waterman needs little introduction, so here he is: And he’s back again at …read more.

Jan 25, 2021

Vintage O gauge layout for sale

We’ve been asked to find a new home for a 1946 built O gauge layout that is 4.2m x 3.4m and an ideal size for a loft. Indeed that is is where it now. The most recent owner is the late John Hall-Craggs, probably better known for his extensive 9 1/2 inch gauge garden railway …read more.

Jan 23, 2021

Orchard Wharf’s Trackwork bubble working party

This piece of trackwork was under construction for an eternity — long, long before lockdown had been thought of — and it was finally attached to the baseboards during an all-too-brief working session in early October. It’s the crossover at the London end of the high level lines. The plain track for the running lines …read more.

Jan 3, 2021

Brutal Warehouse modifications on Copenhagen Fields

The representation of the KX Goods Yard has featured some magnificent (and large) warehouses, based on some of the buildings at KX, that Mike laser cut and made to produce a critical structural mass.  In fact, the warehouse had already been shortened at the front by a bay, before our MRJ photoshoot last February. The problem is that these …read more.

Jan 2, 2021

Bulletin 518 – Out now!

Edition 518 (Jan-Feb 2021) of the Club’s bi-monthly Bulletin is now available online in the members’ area of the website, with posted and email copies on their way over the next few days. It’s another 16 page edition – with space for Barry Witham to tell us why Sierra Leone is a paradise for modellers, …read more.

Jan 1, 2021

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