The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.

Electrical surgery for Copenhagen Fields

Whilst there was a wedding and some footy on TV, our crack crew of electricians were at Keen House, continuing the rewiring of the layout.   The lines are now all working correctly and the new loop on the Down Main is live and running (track will need a bit of fettling). The end of the …read more.

May 20, 2018

Mons Meg

  After a month in the paint shops we now have an ex-works engine, called “Mons Meg”.   This engine was named after the medieval cannon resident in Edinburgh Castle and the engine, when new, visited King’s Cross a few times – it should look at home on Copenhagen Fields.   There are a few …read more.

Apr 23, 2018

Copenhagen Fields – November 2017

Space is always tight in our lower layouts hall, but we’ve got a few weeks available to have the whole layout up, which gives us the chance to carry out some of the more major projects on track and wiring. We have had an incredibly productive day today with both new fast line loops completed …read more.

Nov 24, 2017

Point Rodding

We have been doing quite a bit of work behind the scenes in the last few weeks to make CF easier to shift and exhibit – especially as we have Ally Pally coming up in less than a fortnight.  We have a truly massive fiddle yard board at the back that has undergone a weight …read more.

Mar 14, 2017

First stop – Stevenage

Over the Christmas period we’ve been doing some unglamorous logistics work – tidying up the electrics and rearranging the transport boxes to make travelling to and from shows easier – ready for our 2017 outings, the first of which is at the CMRA’s first show at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre on 14th and 15th …read more.

Jan 7, 2017

Highlights from Warley

  So we’re back from Warley. Setting up was restricted to four hours because of a delay getting into the hall – we need five, to include getting stock on.  Needless to say, our running on Saturday morning was a bit of a trial.  However the big success was seeing the major works at the south end …read more.

Nov 28, 2016

Goods and Mineral Junction Box

 I thought you might like to see the last bit of work on the centrepiece of Belle Isle, before we crated the layout to go to Warley.   Making blocks of buildings is a useful way of checking shape / space requirements. There is no question that Goods & Mineral Jcn. box will need a fully …read more.

Nov 23, 2016

Professionalism Maintained

The layout running settled in very nicely at the Club’s Open Day on 20th November.   Gary has devised a very elegant shuttle mechanism for the underground and Richard’s buildings made major progress as he demonstrated today. The main buildings and roads have been given a more convincing colour wash at the south end (which belies …read more.

Nov 20, 2016

Work “Ramps Up”on Goods Yard

Quite a lot of recent progress in the King’s Cross yard. The ramp to the Cally Goods & Coal Yard is now blocked out and in red oxide primer.  It is red brick anyway, but will need detail cladding in our home made brick plastic. In the short-term it will be weathered in its current …read more.

Nov 14, 2016

Empire Mills gets a turntable

Following our last blog in May, we have unpacked the layout from its hibernation and a group of members gathered to go through the list of stuff that we thought needed doing. Now as we know, there is no ‘right way’ to build a model railway. There are certainly some wrong ways but most of us have a …read more.

Jun 26, 2016

London Underground at Keen House

Mind The Gap! in our railway modelling range. What was once a very Niche part of Railway Modelling is now gradually becoming ever more popular.   Recently this year (2015), two major suppliers of Ready-To-Run Models produced two new fantastic London Underground Trains featured on the Metropolitan Line.Bachmann’s London Underground S Stock and Heljan’s Metropolitan …read more.

Nov 12, 2015

Progress on Copenhagen Fields

We have had a very productive two days working on the layout. The track plan at the southeastern side of the goods yard, especially at the front, has been finalised and has  gone to Keith Armes for turnout manufacture. We have included an extra crossover to allow a twelve-wagon run-round in the goods arrival sidings, …read more.

Nov 5, 2015

Get our newsletter

Sign up to receive all the latest updates direct to your inbox