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Library Additions - May 2016

Our library has one of the widest and largest ranges of books 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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Bulletin 489

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

  • Martin Long on a visit to "The Buckingham Branch". Built by the late MRC member Rev Peter Denny, the layout is in a new home in Yorkshire.
  • Dave Coasby casts his eye over some value for money, ready to run O gauge locos - a good entry point into the 'senior' scale.
  • Following on from our display of Deltic locomotives in a range of scales at the recent London Model Engineering Exhibition, David Cross recalls his time driving the real thing from King's Cross.....and Paddington.
  • An update on progress on our new OO gauge layout - based on Ingatestone in 2014/5. You can see their progress at the London Festival of Railway Modelling in March.

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

MRC features in Italy

   iTreni cover 388
We're delighted to be featured in the leading Italian magazine "iTreni's" 388th edition, with an article about the history of The Club and some archive pictures. The contents page is shown here, and you can find out more about the magzine at its website.

Library Additions - January 2016

Our library has one of the widest and largest ranges of books of books for railway modellers - covering prototype railways and modelling. The following list of books has recently been added.

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 books to read and work from at home.

 

The Steam Locomotive in America
TubeTrains on the Isle of Wight
On Track: Henry Gittins - Railway Pioneer in Siam & Canada
The Midland Main Line
Branch Lines to Sudbury
The Midland Railway - A Pictorial History
Settle-Carlisle in Colour
LMS Railway Signalling, A Contemporary Perspective on VOL 1: Semaphore Swansong
The Steaming Sixties: Steam on Shed
Irish Traction in Colour
The Intercity Story 1964-2012
The Network Southeast Story 1982 - 2014
The Regional Railways Story - Sectorisation to Privatisation: Three Decades of   Revival
Sir John Hawshaw 1811-1891: The Life and Work of an Eminent Victorian Engineer
Hornby Railways - The Story of Rovex Volume 3 1972-1996
Modelling Narrow Gauge Railways in Small Scales
Modelling Railway Scenery Volume 2: Fields, Hedges and Trees
Modelling Branch Lines - A Guide for Railway Modellers
Railway Modelling Skills
Building OO Gauge Wagons and Vans for Model Railways
Modelling Railway Stations - A Practical Guide
Amateur Craft - History and Theory
Southern Railways and BR Southern Region - Various booklets, WTTs and notices

We would to thank those people who have donated and bequested the majority of the titles above; reviews of many of the modelling books can be found in "The Bulletin".

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Lacey Dale - our N gauge layout - is operating this Thursday evening from 7-9pm at Keen House. https://t.co/iPLrairpnO
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@MrTimDunn @TrainlineTeam And then join a model railway club....
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And we’ll be there on stand B93 with our multi gauge test tracks. https://t.co/zT6x0Vs4eZ
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Minories is surrounded by a lovely selection of layouts. Worth a visit, and do say hi - we’re near the back. https://t.co/nfWXve8UCU
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We’re looking forward to hosting the layout at our mini exhibition on Sunday December 10th. https://t.co/txhv8alZSm