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Bulletin 493

The November / December 2016 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including:Bulletin 493

  • A preview of our forthcoming special event on 20th November, with articles on "Koindu and Moa Crossing" and "Trowland" - both S-scale
  • There's a look back at early S-Scale modelling
  • A history of yellow signal arms
  • And updates from around the MRC.

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

Bulletin 492

The September/October 2016 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including:Bulletin 492

  • Andrew David previews his November lecture at Keen House, exploring the connection between the Great Central Railway and Quintinshill
  • Ian Lamb writes about the Borders Railway
  • Three book reviews
  • Reminiscences of the prototype
  • A description of the G-scale railway in a restaurant, built by MRC members
  • And updates from around the MRC, including news on Skills Transfer Days.

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

Autumn 2016 Lecture Programme

Our Autumn 2016 lecture programme covers a diverse range of subjects from DCC control, through the Gottard line to one of the most infamous railway accidents. Visitors are welcome.

 

Thursday 13th October 2016 at 7.30pmDCC lecture

Mick Moignard presents: DCC – basics & upwards

DCC is one of the most important advances in the Model Railway hobby since we gave up keys for electricity.Come to this lecture to understand what DCC is, how it works and why it's so valuable at all levels of the hobby, regardless of scale. We'll look at choosing and purchasing a system, at decoders and their installation, layout wiring and running trains and then look around the edges at a few of the other things it can do.

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Autumn 2017 Lecture Programme

Our Autumn 2017 lecture programme covers a diverse range of subjects. Visitors are welcome.

Thursday 12th October 2017 at 7.30pm

"Electric Trains" - by David Brown

Alone amongst the ‘big four’ railway companies, the Southern Railway embarked on a comprehensive electrification programme under its dynamic General Manager, Sir Herbert Walker. Between 1925 and 1939 virtually the entire suburban network and some main lines in Sussex, Hampshire and Kent were converted, all on the same low-voltage direct current third rail system. Railway electrification had significant social and economic effects in the areas served, not least the suburban expansion around London and other towns served. Our speaker, David Brown, has been a life-long enthusiast and observer of the Southern Electric and is the author of two comprehensive books on the subject.  

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Thursday 9th November 2017 at 7.30pm

"C4's Biggest Little Railway in the World - The A Team's Journey" by Lawrence Robbins and Simon AC Martin

Model railway enthusiasts and volunteers came together earlier this year for an ambitious plan to lay a model railway along Scotland's Great Glen. The project involved laying 74 miles (119km) of track from Fort William to Inverness. It was filmed for Channel 4, and is due to air this autumn. Lawrence and Simon were in the A Team, and will tell the story - the highs and the lows - of whether they made it.

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Non-MRC members welcome at all lectures, which start at 7.30, unless otherwise stated and with a short interval normally conclude around 9.15

Visitors are requested to make a suggested donation of £3.00, MRC members can attend any lecture free of charge.

All MRC lectures are held in Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London N1 9DA.

Please note that Keen House has steps or stairs to all areas.

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