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Bulletin 495

Bulletin 495 shotThe March/April 2017 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including:

  • A review of the new Dapol N gauge class 33
  • Creating a 'London' Class 26 in O gauge
  • Controlling a conflicting route on a layout
  • 3 book reviews
  • And updates from around the MRC.

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

MRC at London Model Engineering Show

We are back at Alexandra Palace with a stand at the LMEE on 20-22nd January 2017. Our theme this year is "Electric Power", which includes a section of our new OO gauge model of Ingatestone which has 25kV overhead electricifcation. As usual our team of members will be demonstrating the creation of model locomotives, structures, track and layout elements in various scales - tramway modelling will also be represented. Below is a taster of some of the models on display.

We look forward to seeing you there on stand P, and again at the London Festival of Railway Modelling on 25/6 March.


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.

Skills Transfer Days 2017

One of The MRC’s aims is to ensure that modelling skills are passed on to the next generation. It’s perhaps easy for experienced modellers to forget how daunting it was to take some of those key steps in developing techniques, and all too easy for the less experienced to put something in the ‘too difficult’ category.Track Building

So we’re continuing our series of ‘skills transfer’ days, to allow a small group of people to try out something they may not have tried before with more experienced modellers on hand to help them. During the day each attendee will work on the kit/parts supplied to learn the techniques and hopefully take home a working model. These courses have been running successfully since 2009, and have been popular with positive feedback. Space is limited on each course, so please book early.

The courses take place at Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London N1 9DA, and generally start at 10am and run until 4pm with a lunch break unless stated.

We're pleased to confirm the following dates:



An armada of Class 42s on our test tracks this evening.
Hornby to change hands as rebel investor sells stake after failed plot
And yet some people complain about the price of models like this, without appreciating the work that goes into it.
Jun 21
Our test track theme this week is Class 42s - any scale / gauge from N to O. Here's an N gauge on @dale_gauge
Jun 18
@swbristow Scenery can be more difficult to ship and sell but it and track in decent condition sell if priced right.