The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.
One of the great benefits of MRC membership is access to the test tracks, allowing us to run our models on a decent sized circuit to run them in, and identify any niggles. Many of us will also have a short section of track at home and if we’re lucky maybe a ‘rolling road’ to …read more.Feb 25, 2023
Along with everyone else, when lockdown was announced we simply stopped meetings at Keen House, and the layouts were left as they were. For Bow Junction, that meant set up in our lower hall, with the track making good progress as shown here: And here’s the work on the trackwork into the shed And that …read more.Jul 5, 2020
Richard has started work on his latest 2mm Finescale home layout. He’s started with track and baseboards, with an innovative way to align and hold the boards together. The Trackwork Here’s where the track building starts, laying out some point work – quite a fun scissors crossover- and on a curve too. Double crossover is …read more.Jun 14, 2020
The classic Minories layout is a terminus to fiddle yard design – and that is what we built back in 2007 and how the layout has operated for many years. With a good team of operators we’ve presented a slick service of peak hour trains running in and out of the station’s three platforms at …read more.May 23, 2020
Jumping the gun a bit – here are the completed baseboards and legs. The legs are ballasted with camping water bottles! The white structures on top are dummies for the viaducts, etc to be built. Tools The tools used (so far) have been: Tape measure Carpenter’s marking gauge Bradawl Modeller’s knife Straight edges 3′ and …read more.May 21, 2020
I’ve been busy plotting my version of “Budleigh Salterton” – and been laying out the track to the plan here, using the original signal box plan. I intend to run my southern stock to represent the 1930s and my BR Southern Region stock to represent the late 1950s/early 60s The boards are from …read more.Apr 22, 2020
Progress today on the storage and transport boxes for the two side boards – five and six. Tom and Maurice spent today adding the bracing to the side panels which will eventually be mounted on the skates and provide protection. I took the opportunity to do some wiring on the aforementioned boards, to get them …read more.Jan 24, 2016