The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.
The Bendy Legs I was never happy with the guttering nuts and bolts used on the legs and eventually found a supply of the binding screws used in bookbinding. For anyone not familiar with them, they consist of two items: a hollow stud, threaded internally and a threaded bolt, both with larger, round slotted ends. …read more.Jul 9, 2020
Warners Shows have decided to cancel the London Festival of Railway Modelling, that was scheduled for 21-22 March 2020. This decision was not reached lightly, but Warners and The MRC believe that the right one for the health, safety and wellbeing of all involved. Thank you to all layouts, societies and members for their …read more.Mar 17, 2020
The final outing for us in 2019 was to the Brighton Model Railway exhibition in November. It’s an invite from our member Nestor that we’ve had to put off due to previous clashes with Tolworth and Wakefield, but it’s a reasonably quick drive down the A23 for a set up on the Saturday morning as …read more.Nov 28, 2019
Fareham exhibition had a couple of interesting firsts for CF. We had the fastest set up ever – within three hours – because if constraints of hall access. A major plus for the team who worked incredibly well together. Our take down & loading was also very efficient, only being marred by a fault on …read more.Oct 15, 2019
As always we will have demonstrations from a variety of other gauge and special interest societies at LFoRM 2019. Stop by and catch up on the latest innovations or even join up! Diesel & Electric Modellers United (DEMU) Merg – Model Electronics Railway Group The 2mm Scale Association The Double O Gauge Association The …read more.Mar 17, 2019
Apart from our special offer for joining at LFoRM 2019, there are other reasons to stop by the club stand. We will have our popular test tracks so you can try out anything you have just purchased And we have a packed schedule of talks on both days Time Saturday 23rd March Sunday 24th March …read more.Mar 17, 2019
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
On the 12th and 13th May, Minories headed north to the historic Derby Roundhouse – for the Michleover Model Railway Group exhibition. John, Rob S and Tom headed north on Friday in a transit van (which came with a special adaption to first gear to keep the driver awake), where we met up with former chairman …read more.May 16, 2018
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
We had a great trip to Doncaster back in February — thank you to those who stopped by to see the layout and chat. The layout ran flawlessly (well, a cable did come loose on Sunday morning but that was it). I am grateful to the rest of the operating team, Hugh and Tom, for …read more.Mar 16, 2018
We’ve had a busy few weeks, leading up to two exhibitions over consecutive weekends in November- Tolworth then Wakefield. It would be fair to say we weren’t quite ready for Tolworth Showtrain – so apologies to the Hampton Court MRS and those who came on the Saturday morning. However with perseverance we fixed the key …read more.Nov 25, 2017
Our next open Sunday is on 23rd April 2017.
We’ll have a special focus on modelling in O gauge and 7mm:1ft scale, and featuring one of the last public operating sessions of our well know layout “Happisburgh Goods” before it retires later this year.
Other MRC layouts include:
“Lacey Dale” – our N gauge mainline layout with branch line. normally running late BR steam from the Peak District
“Empire Mills” – An EM gauge goods line set in the west country.
And the Gauge O Guild will be there, showing the range of opportunity to model in this scale.
Plus a special offer for new members applying on the dayApr 8, 2017