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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:51:29 GMT
An update to the Magazine backnumber is now ready from the members only section (password required). This updates your copy of the backnumbers to the end of 2013.

Full copies of the Magazine backnumbers from 1960 are available from Shop 1. Since December 2013, these are supplied on USB memory stick.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:53:40 GMT
"Track" is a major new publication from the 2mm Scale Association. The book is applicable to modellers in all scales, not just 2mm/ft. It covers the prototype, how to make parts, jigs, painting and finishing. Available to purchase from 10th January, 2013.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:34 GMT
Two new instruction guides to building Easitrac Turnouts are now available. These cover many details which are useful to all aspects of turnout construction.
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Bromine tank by Andy Carlson, part of his entry at the 2014 AGM which won the John Barker Trophy. Further images from the AGM and Model Competitions are in the AGM Gallery

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AbRail 2015 Source: St Ruth | 28 Feb 2015 | 11:37 pm UTC
A few photos from the Abingdon show today. An enjoyable time was had and it was good to catch up with friends again. A shot against the lighting. I quite like the way the light reflects from the surfaces but it's not easy to photograph with the lights shining straight into the camera. And we were ....

Trees! Source: Julias Modelopolis | 23 Feb 2015 | 7:59 pm UTC
Hello :o)The trees for the layout have been one of those things that I have dabbled with in the past but never seriously sat down and tried to get any number of them done. Highclere being a quite large layout for its scale needs quite a few of them of differing flavours to fill out the countryside.  ....

Hymek First Aid Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 23 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm UTC
I'm hopeful that the Hymek (which you may recall had failed prior to Warley) is now on the mend. In our previous installment, I'd got hold of some spare worm wheels from BR Lines and installed them in the loco but this had not cured the uneven running which I still thought was caused by the wormwhe ....

Finescaling a Hall - Part 2 Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 20 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm UTC
A quick update on this project. The chassis is now pretty much done barring a few odds and ends like couplings and attention is now turning to the superstructure. Again there is not much to say about the chassis build - it went together as per Nigel's comprehensive instructions... although I do pr ....

I thought I'd bring back the FNU owing to the fact that most Thursdays I get together with a couple of mates and we try to get stuff done.#160; This get together was initially organised by my wife along with the Thursday night host's - they felt we were more bearable if we did modelling ....

I got the big camera out... Source: Julias Modelopolis | 15 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm UTC
Me again :o)I couldn't resist it and so I got the big camera out along with a few trains to hopefully remind myself of one of the reasons why I am doing this. Im far from good with a camera but hopefully the photos below will give the impression of what I am trying to achieve.Julia :o) ....

Can anyone help? Source: Julias Modelopolis | 14 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm UTC
Hello :o)I would like to start this blog entry with a request for some help. Hopefully there is someone out there who will be able to help me out....Amongst all the other things I am trying out is my attempt at making my own wheels, not only for standard gauge but also for the smaller narrow gauge b ....

This months meeting was again a visit, this time to the local outpost of the SDJR - see Neb's blog to the side for more details.We were well down on numbers this month owing to illness and work claiming a few of the regulars but some progress on UFOs was made by those who were there.I got the transf ....

In March last year I made my first purchase from Shapeways. Regular readers will have seen my post about the Atso-Cad N2 which I obtained along with the Patriot kit from the same stable. I also purchased the kit for the Class 128. I mentioned at the time that it would go in the que ....

Here's a few more pictures of the David's station building and Alan's bridges in situ on the layout.Firstly, the station -Secondly, Alan's bridge at the Halifax end, now painted by David -Finally on the test track my EWS 37 has been joined by a Class 66! Fear not - my BR Green Class 03 shunter is ne ....

2FS GWR Loading Gauge Source: St Ruth | 12 Feb 2015 | 8:11 pm UTC
At last nights meeting of the Midland Area Group of the 2mm Scale Association, along with working on some of the items that were started at the previous meeting we continued to identify some more of the things that we still need to add to the layout.Obviously, like so many other layout projects ther ....

Handrails and Cab Roof Source: Faversham Goods Yard in 2mm FS | 8 Feb 2015 | 2:32 pm UTC
Now the locomotive has the handrails and the roof fitted.For the handrail knobs I used the 2mm Association etch (3-528) and P/B 0.254mm wire. ....

Another one of the long term projects.#160; Part I and Part II date from 2011.#160; Since then progress has been spasmodic with the tender bogie situation referred to being sorted in 2013 when I obtained some castings from Phil Badger - who made the kit.#160; At some stage, the whole lot got a  ....

I posted late last year about the Kickstarter project from Andy Vaughan which resulted in me getting a number of the etched building kits he was offering under the Severn Models banner.#160; Andy has since gotten underway as a quick look at his website will show (and those who cruise the Bay of E m ....

Highclere progress Source: Julias Modelopolis | 1 Feb 2015 | 6:49 pm UTC
Hello again.I hadnt planned on putting another post together so quickly but I felt it might be worth it considering the comments that were made on my previous blog post. This is how the layout (well, one board of it) is looking after this weekend...This is how the signal box and lineside hut are loo ....

How dirty...? Source: Julias Modelopolis | 31 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm UTC
Hello.I thought I would put a blog together for a couple of reasons. The first is a question if its ok?As you can see, I have attacked the lineside shed with the weathering powders and things to try and dirty it up a bit and hopefully make it a little more realistic which I have hopefully achieved.  ....

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