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

Track Building – Part 2

In Part 1, I outlined the plan to build new track and points in EM gauge for Minories for the expanded fiddle yard. Here’s how it went, starting off with how it ended up – the full sized layout up in the library at Keen House. Most of this track building work took place in …read more.

May 31, 2020

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

Young MRC – Young Model Railway Club

A monthly Saturday morning club for 8-14 year old modellers Young MRC is the monthly Saturday morning club for younger railway modellers, aged from 8 to 14, which is held from 10am to 12 noon at Keen House – normally on the second Saturday of each month. The next club meeting is on Saturday 13th October 2018. Help to build …read more.

Mar 19, 2016

“Narrow Gorge” – OOn3 microlayout

“Narrow Gorge” is Tom Cunnington’s entry in the MRC’s 2015 layout challenge.

Although not his first layout,, it is a first attempt at a number of techniques, including narrow gauge (all the kit-built stock is new for the layout), modelling cliffs and water, and trying to give depth in a very small footprint. It was also a bit of a rush, having previously decided (several times) that it would be a distraction from other projects.

It’s built at 1:76 scale, the same as OO, but with narrower 3′  gauge track – normally called “OOn3”

Here’s the diary of how it was built over 18 days, mostly an hour or two later in the evening (with apologies for viewers on some mobile devices – the photos keep rotating back)

Dec 5, 2015

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