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A gallery of photographs of the entries in the 2015 annual model making competition classes.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:48:04 GMT
For members only, copies of current and recent 2mm Magazine and Newsletters are available on the website. Requires a password to access the members only area.
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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Caledonian Railway signal cabin by Alisdair Campbell - winner of The Malcolm Stone Award - seen here in position on Sauchenford. Further images from the Annual Model Competitions are in the AGM Gallery

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Terrier Chassis - Episode 5 Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 26 Nov 2015 | 9:35 pm GMT
Still making progress, and still making mistakes. The etched chassis does not include any provision for mounting the motor, but I spoke with Jerry Clifford at the Didcot exhibition who said he fits a piece of plastic onto the centre frame spacer, files a curved saddle into it and glues the motor to  ....

Yesterday afternoon and early evening I did a little more to the Signal Box for Modbury. The work was to get the steps and landing completed. Firstly the steps. I have no idea how everyone else makes their steps in 2mm scale, so as is my want I went my own way. To start with a support jig to hold ....

Following on from the previous entries on the construction of a Signal Box for Modbury, the next stage was to build the Chimney stack and the supporting ground floor wall. This was to be a brick construction, so a solid core of laminated plastic sheet was welded together and when dry cut and shaded ....

Improving Farish BR1 Bogies Source: Wealden Area Group | 22 Nov 2015 | 9:34 pm GMT
No posts from me for a while as I have been re-wheeling various Farish wagons (spurred on by a recent stint helping Nigel exhibit Llangerisech). The quality of these wagons is such that often there is little work needed other than swapping the wheel sets (leaving more time for weathering) but that l ....

Terrier Chassis - Episode 4 Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 18 Nov 2015 | 11:43 pm GMT
Having produced a free running chassis at the end of the last session, I had to disassemble it in order to add the 'Simpson Spring Pickups'. These are pieces of fine phosphor bronze wire, acquired by straightening out some unwanted N gauge coupler springs. They are soldered at one end into holes in  ....

First Train Source: Canterbury 2mm Area Group | 13 Nov 2015 | 4:12 pm GMT
Do you remember summer that day between the rain, a side effect of summer was the easitrac creeped and misaligned the points So several meetings were spent repairing the damage, however finally this was achieved and to celebrate a train was run with some success the points worked as did the unc ....

Having completed the CAD drawing for a signal box based on the preserved one at Bodmin General (see previous blog entry,I printed a couple of copies out onto thin card so that i could make a mock up to check the s ....

Exhibition Debrief Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 9 Nov 2015 | 12:43 pm GMT
All the regular members turned up for the meeting, including two who had missed the Exhibition (with feeble excuses about holidays), as well as three visitors.The main running boards were assembled for a troubleshooting session, tracing the cause of a dead section that had appeared towards the rear  ....

Adding some colour to proceedings Source: Pennine 2mm Area Group | 8 Nov 2015 | 9:38 pm GMT
A busy day with paints (Vallejo Model Colour acrylics) and powders (PanPastel) and Lightcliffe signal box now has a bit of colour in its cheeks.Next job is to add the glazing to the windows. Also discovered today that Andrew Stadden has now started producing some of his Victorian/Edwardian figures i ....

Wycrail 2015 Source: St Ruth | 8 Nov 2015 | 7:06 pm GMT
We took St Ruth for a day out at Wycrail yesterday - actually a day and a night because we set up on the Friday evening, having previously discovered that trying to do a one day show in one day is a fairly stressful experience. All in all a very enjoyable show although I'm puzzled why it's not a 2  ....

Demountable Things Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 5 Nov 2015 | 10:44 pm GMT
A couple of items that have been stuck in the paint shop for a while.First up is a BD container. This is from a Parkwood kit that was sat in the gloat box for ages. It's sat in a steel bodied high - also from a Parkwood kit. The chassis is a 2mm Association etch.I've hankered after a container in th ....

Following on from the theme of my last blog entry, I have continued with the Virtual Modelling. This time I have been drawing up the plans for my signal box, this is based on the one surviving (and preserved) at Bodmin General. I have a 4mm scale plan from the SLAG series of "Bodmin" articles in the ....

Right ... balcony brackets refined, side boards added to the balcony to disguise wonky boards and undercoat applied.Toilet roof will have to be re-tiled as the slate slips didn't take too kindly to a bath in my ultrasonic cleaner and a couple of solder balls have had to be replaced but otherwise the ....

Before and After, Opinions Needed Source: Julias Modelopolis | 31 Oct 2015 | 8:14 am GMT
Hello.I have taken a couple of the wagons that have been mentioned in previous blogs and subjected them to a bit of weathering. This time though, I have changed my approach and tried out a selection of the newish Humbrol washes to see what sort of results I can achieve.Below are a couple of photos s ....

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