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Theft of 2mm Scale Models

Whilst unloading the van carrying our exhibition layout “Copenhagen Fields” at the Model Railway Club in London N1, on the evening of 15/10/17, an opportunist thief stole a small black and aluminium case containing 81 wagons and three coaches.  These were made by the late Bill Blackburn.  They were of enormous sentimental value to his family.  He made them with great love and painstaking care.  We are particularly sad because, after his death last December, they were a very important part of his legacy to his grandchildren.

We hope that someone will come forward with information about their whereabouts so that they can be returned.

Each item has a conspicuous yellow dot painted on the underside.  They are all to 2mm : 1ft fine scale standards and will not run on N gauge track. They are superb examples of work in the scale.  If you hear of a collection of ‘N gauge wagons’ being sold please let us know. However as they are 2mm FS, they won't be of much use to an N gauge modeller.

Tim Watson, MRC President

 

Bill's family has written:

We are very upset to hear that Bill Blackburn's rolling stock was stolen on returning from the Peterborough exhibition.  They were on loan to the MRC and (2mm) Association so that they might be seen and enjoyed by all the exhibitors, who will not now have the pleasure of seeing them again in the future.  

They were of enormous sentimental value to his family.  He made them with great love and painstaking care.  We are particularly sad because, after his death last December, they were a very important part of his legacy to his grandchildren. 

We hope that someone will come forward with information about their whereabouts so that they can be returned. 

Susan & John Blackburn

For Sale - Sept 17

We've recently been given a collection of N gauge models, which will be on sale at our mini-exhibition on 10th December. But here's a sneak preview, and a chance to make us an offer now on some of those items through the website.

 Shop N gauge 1 Sept 17Shop N gauge 2 Sept 17Shop N gauge 3 Sept 17

 

Bulletin 497

The July / August 2017 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including: Bulletin 497

  • Modifying a Dapol O gauge Class 08 shunter
  • A review of the Graham Farish BR Standard class 4 2-6-4T,
  • Pictorial reviews of our recent open day and trip to Quainton Road
  • A review of "LaserCutting and 3D printers for Railway Modellers"
  • A trip back to the early 80s, with a ride on an APT
  • 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 498

The September / October 2017 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including: Bulletin 498 pic

  • An update on progress of the Club's HO American layout, "Putnam"
  • A visit to a model building inside the building on which it is modelled in Somerset
  • A recollecction of a 50's trip by steam from Chuston to Kingswear
  • Reviews of two new books - "Building and Operating a Model railway" and "Building a Folding Model Railway Layout"
  • A look at the decorated panels created for the fondly remembered "Blue Pullmans"
  • And updates from around the MRC.

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

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