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2020 Review – Cancelled Exhibitions and the birth of our on line shop.

2020 has been a very different year for The MRC. We started off with plans well advanced for the London Festival of Railway Modelling – the layouts were lined up, hotels booked, stewards and working parties had volunteered, vans and other logistics sorted. Then with less than a week to go, what we had feared for …read more.

Dec 28, 2020

LFORM – 2021 Update

The uncertainty caused by the ongoing Covid-19 virus situation has led to the reluctant decision to cancel this exhibition, planned for 20/21 March 2021. We are in the process of telling the 40 layouts we had all lined up, and it will become more well known in the next few days. Until then please don’t …read more.

Nov 6, 2020

Sarum Road – Part 9 – The End?

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

LFORM 2020

So we’re not having a show in August. When the March date was cancelled we hoped things might be better by the summer, and the venue offered the hall on the dates in August. We had got most of the way in planning a revised show. However under the guidance issued over the past few …read more.

May 11, 2020

LFORM August 2020 – Steward and Volunteering request

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for the postponed March show. We’re now looking for volunteers who can help out for the revised dates on 20-23 August.  Helping out at exhibitions is rewarding and generally fun, and we are happy to welcome not just members, but partners, spouses and children (over 18 ideally for most tasks); …read more.

Apr 22, 2020

London Festival of Railway Modelling 2020 Cancelled

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

Demonstrations at LFoRM 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

MRC Club Stand at LFoRM 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

London Festival of Railway Modelling 2017

The London Festival of Railway Modelling is the capital’s premier exhibition, held every March at the fabulous Alexandra Palace in North London. The next show is on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017, and we’re delighted to confirm that the following layouts, representing a wide range of scales and prototypes, have accepted our invitation to attend. There …read more.

Jan 6, 2017

When was the first model railway exhibition?

This was the question posed recently on the excellent mremag – the thrice weekly supply of news and views for railway modellers. I suspect that as the oldest model railway club, our first exhibition is probably the first – in which case the answer would be March 13th 1912 as one of our club evenings …read more.

Mar 15, 2016

Ingatestone readies for Ally Pally

With our first official outing only 6 weeks away, when we will be showing as a work in progress at the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace – have a look at:   This last weekend, Lawrence, Mo and Tom were hard at work progressing the side board boxes and getting our …read more.

Feb 2, 2016

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