The Model Railway Club

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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:


Sunday 29th January 2017 - An introduction to soldering for kits - how to successfully make etched and cast metal kits 

Objective: To be able to solder brass and other metals to make etched and other kits, plus looking after your iron and basic techniques for preparing metal kits

Price - £25, reduced to £18 for MRC members. Cost includes metals and solders plus a small etched 'kit' to practice on.


Sunday 12th February 2017 - Trees and Shrubs - Building Effective Landscapes.

Objective:  Learn the techniques to build realistic trees and shrubs for your layout - including plenty of hands on practice.

Price - £25, reduced to £18 for MRC members.


Saturday 6th May 2017 -An introduction to Workshop machines

Objective: A hands-on introduction to using a lathe, a milling machine and how to sharpen tools.

Price - £20, reduced to £15 for MRC members.


Other days are being planned, if you would like to register an interest please contact us using the form on the right.

  • DCC for dummies - An Introduction to the digital model railway
  • An Introduction to Track Building - builidng a point 
  • An introduction to JMRI - Automating your layout
  • Wiring your layout - electrical soldering

If there any other subjects you would be interested in, please tell us in the additonal notes section of the form on the right.

Skills Transfer Booking

Reserve your place

If you would like to attend one of the skills transfer days, please fill in your details below. If it's not listed as a confirmed date, please put the subject(s) in the notes. We'll get back in touch as soon as we confirm dates.
Places are not confirmed until payment is made. Limited places available.