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Library Additions - June 2016

Our library has one of the widest and largest ranges of books for railway modellers - covering prototype railways and modelling. The following books have recently been added.New Books Apr 16 small

The library is open for browsing on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm (unless there is a lecture), and on our monthly open afternoons. Check out the calendar for details. Members can borrow most books to read and work from at home.

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"Blacklade" in Hornby Magazine

Blacklade Hornby Mag May 16 smallMRC member Stephen Siddle's OO gauge layout "Blacklade" is featured in the June 2016 edition of Hornby Magazine - which is on sale now.

You can get a taster for the layout on our Blog, but there is more about it including some lovely pictures in the magzine.

Bulletin 490

The May/June 2016 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including:Bulletin 490 inside

  • Martin Long reporting on our former O-gauge layout "Happisburgh" which he bought and now has permanently installed in his garage.
  • Meanwhile there's an update on "Happisburgh Goods", the 'end' of the old layout that is still going string and regulalrly at exhibitions.
  • Andrew David previews "Aylesbury LNWR", one of the first EM gauge layouts, whichw as origianlly built by Geoff Williams in the 1970s, but has been rejuvinated and is exhbitied at RAILEX at the end of May
  • John Jesson describes German Class 50 2-10-0 locos, of which 3,164 were made.
  • And some updates from around the MRC, including news of Young MRC and Skills Transfer Days.

 The Bulletin is a bi-monthly publication sent to all members of The Club - new members are weclome

Bulletin 491

The July/August 2016 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including:Bulletin 491

  • Mark Brown writes about the company "Simply Southern", who as the name suggest produce Southerm wagons in OO and N gauges
  • An archive item on the last day of the Brill Branch, by the late Alan Cruickshank
  • There are five book reviews
  • A retospective of the May Open House
  • And updates from around the MRC, including news of Young MRC and Skills Transfer Days.

 The Bulletin is a bi-monthly publication sent to all members of The Club - new members are welcome

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Perfect for a hot evening. With ice and a slice. https://t.co/Utc4Af66ss
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Trains now running on Lacey Dale until 9pm. A bit of #Derbyshire in #Islington https://t.co/m79zsDC7U7
May 22
Our N gauge layout has sprouted its own Twitter account. Welcome @dale_gauge, and it's running this Thursday from 7… https://t.co/4guTtTwmQp
May 21
Not sure if the 2mm chaps are expanding onto Putnam when they aren't looking - or could this be some narrow gauge? https://t.co/w8iXwjRUnn
May 20
RT @guspaul: @TurnipRail we're building this at @ModelRailClub !