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

Manufacturer Updates from 2023 London Festival of Railway Modelling

With the 2023 show now successfully behind us,¬† here are the updates from many of the UK’s leading manufactures they shared with us over the weekend, including details of brand new products announced. We kicked of with Accurascale with their latest launch, who also had their Mk1 Suburban coach prototypes on display on our test …read more.

Mar 25, 2023

Young MRC – Wagon Workshop

Although Young MRC meetings have had to be suspended, here’s an update from one of our regular attendees Ali and his dad Andy on some work they have had a chance to do at home. One of the projects I have been working on during lockdown and beyond was to sort out all of the …read more.

May 31, 2020

A Brighton Based ‘Gronk’ – Detailing an O gauge diesel

The O gauge model of the Dapol Class 08 diesel electric loco finally arrived in the shops in December 2016 after lengthy production delays. Nearly everyone agreed this was an excellent model and at a bargain price, though as always there were one or two out there who find fault with any RTRmodel. I had …read more.

Apr 27, 2020

Converting a Dapol Sentinel Shunter to Scale 7

Before the conversion – a quick explanation of ScaleSeven. The models are exactly the same size as O gauge¬† – with a scale of 7mm to 1ft . The difference is in both the gauge of the track – which is 33mm between the rails – and a wheel profile which matches closely the real …read more.

Apr 24, 2020

New improved Test Tracks in use.

The new outer ring 00 test track’s proved most useful to the guys from “Ingatestone” 00 as they combined their fleet of container wagons into a 1/2  prototypical length  intermodal train as seen on the GE route from Felixstowe into London.  We hope to run trains of this size on the layout with class 66, 70, 86 & 90’s …read more.

Oct 9, 2016

Class 68 Launch for Ingatestone

It is only fitting that the MRC’s new OO layout  Ingatestone is opened by the latest in 4mm Locomotives. Join us from 11am on Sunday 8th May when Dapol’s brand new Class 68 will break the tape to open our new 21st Century mainline layout. 

May 6, 2016

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