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Kings Cross Steam 11-12 Oct 2014


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There is a special free event taking place just north of Kings Cross in Granary Square on 11 and 12 October, open from 11-4 each day.



It features:

  • Copenhagen Fields 
  • The Gresley Beat 
  • Demonstrations by The Model Railway Club
  • Childrens Modelling Area
  • Childrens story telling
  • NLSME live steam passenger carrying railway
  • Steam Lorry
  • Steam Fire Engine
  • Working pump trolley and more.


It's also a chance to see how the area has changed. Definitely not a typical model railway exhibition, but a chance to see a couple of great layouts in a unique setting.


see www.kingscross.co.uk/steam for more details







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This event, organised in association with the Model Railway Club,  is a rare public opportunity to see the MRC layout Copenhagen Fields, which has been in development for over 30 years, and meet the team who built it.


To co-incide with the Steam Extravaganza, the MRC is holding an Open House from 12 - 4pm on Sunday 12th October at Keen House to co-incide with the Steam Extravaganza event at Kings Cross.  Please do feel free to drop in.

The Open Day is an opportunity for non members to find our about the work of the club, visit our purpose built clubhouse, Keen House, see club layouts, and meet some of our committee and members. 
You can even sign up as a member with one of our committee.
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We've spent the evening dodging the rain, loading Copenhagen Fields into the van after some extensive work on the electrics over the last couple of weeks.


Looking forward to seeing it operating just a few hundred yards south of the end of the layout.

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We did not know what to expect from this event, in the end we were pleasantly surprised, lots of interest was shown in Gresley Beat, especially from the locals. We had an audience all day for both days, on Saturday it was nearly 5pm before people stopped viewing and the show shut at 4pm!

Friday afternoon and evening while setting up we had a steady stream of students from St Martins College intrigued as to why we were there.


There were loads of young families present at the event, many of whom had not seen layouts to the standard for Gresley Beat and Copenhagen Fields before.

The organisers said the attendance across the weekend was 10,000+.




Nice opportunity, the model on display inside the real thing.





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