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Copenhagen Fields Behind the Scenes

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An exclusive change to get up close and personal with one of the UK’s most popular exhibition layouts – The Model Railway Club’s 2mm scale “Copenhagen Fields“. Spend around 45 minutes meeting the team who have created the layout, hear about the journey over the last 4 decades and get a chance to look at the suburb modelling close up, go behind the scenes and drive the trains.

It can be really difficult to get close enough to see the details on Copenhagen Fields at an exhibition; it’s all rather frustrating for visitors to shows.  The MRC is therefore offering an opportunity for a small number of people to get a personal viewing of the layout fully up and running under exhibition conditions at Keen House. There will be no front barriers and you will be able to get behind the scenes, even under them, to find out how the layout is built and see parts if it that are never visible under normal show conditions. There could even be opportunities to drive the Flying Scotsman through Belle Isle, Copenhagen tunnel and the Holloway Bank on the journey north to Edinburgh, or carefully bring the Silver Jubilee into the Cross. The public also never see the best view from the operating panels at each end, looking along the length of the layout. Many new features have been added over the last twelve months; notably, York Road tube station and the Kings Cross goods sheds. Visitors observing the big scene will also hear about the area’s history and the tricks, tips and tales of layout construction and exhibiting will be explained – effectively 45 minute guided tours by Tim Watson and the CF team who will do their best to answer any questions arising in our small group discussions.

Book your place today.

Pic – (c) Barry Norman, MRJ

Please note – the event is subject to Covid restrictions in place at the time. Safety of everyone attending is a priority and should restrictions remain in place we reserve the right change the date. We will offer full refunds should anyone not be able to make any change of date due to Covid.

Keen House is Covid safe, and we will ensure appropriate ventilation and cleaning takes place through each day. Attendees are required to follow any guidance that may be in place, including the wearing of face coverings to protect all of those attending including our members. If you are exempt, please let us know in advance.

The same rate applies for all attendees – however if you have children under 12 who you would like to bring, please contact us in advance through the Contact page.

If you wish to cancel for any reason, we will endeavour to resell your place in which case we will give a refund less 20% to cover processing costs. We are unable to offer refunds if we can’t resell the place.

Keen House is partially accessible – there is wheelchair access to the layout room and our reception. However there are 2 flights of stairs to the toilets, and anyone with accessibility needs should take this into consideration before booking. Please advise us in advance so we can ensure ramps are deployed.

Additional information


10th July 2021, 11th July 2021


10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

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