The Model Railway Club

Model Railway Club in London near Kings Cross.

The Model Railway Club (known fondly as MRC) is the oldest railway club in the world and is recognised as such by The Guiness Book of Records.  It is also the largest in the UK by a number of Members.

The Club meet every Thursday evening and there are normally between 40 and 50 Members in attendance.  The Clubhouse is located in Keen House, roughly 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross.  Keen House is also the home to many other modelling and railway societies.  A licensed bar is available as well as a library with over 5,000 books and periodicals, hence being one of the most extensive of its kind in Europe.

Bow Junction is the MRC`s latest 7mm layout and features part of the North London Line.

The MRC also have an American themed layout called Putnam Yard, originally inspired by the Putnam branch of the New York Central Railroad.

The MRC has had many famous Members over the years, including Peter Denny and C J Freezer, the former editor of Railway Modeller magazine.

For more information on this historic London model railway club please visit their website at The Model Railway Club.