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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

Library Additions - May 2017

Our library has one of the widest and largest ranges of books for railway modellers - covering prototype railways and modelling. The following 47 books have 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 most books to read and work from at home.

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Bulletin 496

The May/June 2017 edition of The Bulletin is on its way to members, featuring a range of interesting articles all written by members, including: Bulletin 496

  • Converting a Yorkshire Steam Lorry into a Chiswick gully cleaner in S Scale
  • An update from the blooming "Young MRC"
  • A pictorial review of the London Festival of Railway Modelling
  • A review of "Building Coaches" by Geirge Dent
  • And updates from around the MRC.

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

Open Day - Sunday 29th April 2018

Our next open Sunday is on 29th April 2018 - it's a great chance to find out more about us and the benefits of joining our friendly club.

We'll have a selection of our layouts operating, including:

  • Putnam Yard - the original section of our HO layout, set in New York State.
  • Lacey Dale - our N gauge layout set in Derbyshire, featuring a striking viaduct with automated main lines, and a small branch terminus below.
  • Empire Mills - the final showing of our current EM gauge layout before it moves onto its next chapter.

Plus displays from our OO and Scale 7 layouts which are under construction to find out how you can get involved

You can browse our library - one of the most comprehensive resources for modellers in the UK 

Our multi-gauge TEST TRACKS will be available, to run N, 12mm, OO, HO, EM, P4 S and O gauges with DC or DCC control so please bring your own stock to run.

We will have a good selection of pre-owned models available from our shop, and of course refreshments (including a selection of freshly made rolls and Greene King beers) are available.

Open from 11am to 4pm, and entry is free.     

Follow us on Twitter for updates - and check back for more details.

 

Please note - access to most rooms is by stairs. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please contact us in advance.

Parking is free on the local side streets, but we are very well position for public transport, including a cycle hire station opposite us, minutes from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and many bus routes pass close by.

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