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Award Winning "Copenhagen Fields"

CF Denis Moore cup 2017We're delighted that our 2mm finescale layout "Copenhagen Fields" won the Denis Moore Cup at the inaugural CMRA exhibition at Stevenage this weekend.

Denis was president of the CMRA and scenic modelling was his forte. The cup is awarded for the best scenic modelling on a layout appearing at the CMRA Exhibition. Congratulations to Tim, Mike and the whole team.

Bulletin 494

Bulletin 494The January/February 2017 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including:

  • A reveiw of the Traintronics point motor, and John's input to improving them for his large layout
  • An update on our EM gauge layout Empire Mills - including construction of its new turntable fiddleyard.
  • Confirmation of our new Chairman and Committee.
  • A new loco for Happisburgh, and progress on Copenhagen Fields.
  • And updates from around the MRC.

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

2017 Committee

At our 75th AGM on 1st December 2016, Leslie Bevis-Smith stood down as Chairman after six years in the role. Over that time the Club has continued to move forward at the start of our second centenary, with growth in membership, work starting on several new layouts and improvements to Keen House.

Tony Cox has been elected as Chairman, and Mike Lloyd elected to replace Tony as Deputy Chairman. David Aplin remains as Treasurer and Membership Secretary, and Elizabeth Livett was elected as Secretary following her co-option into that role earlier this year.

The details have been udpated on this site, and email addresses reassigned. More details will be in our next Bulletin.

To contact any of our team, please use this page.

Stair Lift Appeal

Disabled members and visitors are restricted from fully enjoying the facilities and activities at Keen House, with stairs leading to most rooms.

To rectify the situation we are planning to install a stair lift from the foyer up to the John Anning Hall, then a second one from there up to the Library and Toilets. The Toilets will be modified for disabled use and a wider door installed to allow for wheelchair access.

This all costs money. We need to raise £15,000 for this project. Every donation, large or small, will help.

By launching this appeal we hope MRC members, friends and users of Keen House, and the wider modelling fraternity, will respond with donations allowing an early start to these much needed improvements.

If you would like to donate, please send a cheque to the Treasurer at Keen House (marked on the back 'Stair Lifts'). Alternatively you can pay electronically to the Model Railway Club, sort code 30-94-57, account 00789468, at Lloyds Bank, with 'Stair Lifts' in the comment box.

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