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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

Expo 2015 will be at Chelford, Cheshire on 20th June. This and other events are described on the Events Page

 

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Seen at Nottingham Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 24 Mar 2015 | 8:34 pm GMT
Here are a few pictures taken at the Nottingham show last weekend, where Corrieshalloch appeared as a work in progress alongside a sizeable demonstration of 2mm modelling. A first coat of paint on the nascent scenery has made a world of difference!The next shot is rather grainy - we discovered that  ....

Can't see the wood for the trees Source: Julias Modelopolis | 22 Mar 2015 | 8:50 pm GMT
Hello :o)This is the result of this weekends work. I have been back working on the layout and I took the opportunity to finish off the trees that I started before work was interrupted by the narrow gauge engine.Following on from the trees that I made for the front of the layout I had another four to ....

Afternoon all, A quick update on general progress of late. Lots of small bits and pieces undertaken since the last update. First up the station sign. The original layout has had two different signs during the last two years starting with the Scottish blue one before I swapped it to the British Rail ....

Hello :o)I have been working on this little engine for a few weeks now and its progressing along quite nicely. The problem is I have now reached a point where I need to step away for a bit and think through what, and more importantly how, to do the next bits. That plus I am feeling a little guilty f ....

As one of my former Heads of Department was wont of saying when time got away from her, day late, dollar short. So it is with this report on our Monthly Meeting. Once again we were on the road for this months get together with the hoard descending on Graeme's house. As it happened ....

Macclesfield 2015 Source: St Ruth | 15 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm GMT
The second show in two weeks but a very enjoyable one. It's not a huge show but I can't fault the friendly reception that we were given by the organisers and it was nice to meet up again with Mr Millward. During playtime this afternoon I managed to line up the Hall with the late Phill Kerr's model  ....

Finescaling a Hall - Part 3 Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 12 Mar 2015 | 5:47 pm GMT
Having been temporarily chucked back together for AbRail, the Hall is just back from an extended spell in the paint shop having its paint job generally finished off and some weathering applied... just in time for St Ruth to go to Macclesfield this weekend. My plan for the 'paint job' was to wash  ....

Can I make it? I dont know.... Source: Julias Modelopolis | 8 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm GMT
Hello.Ok, so this is a bit contrary to my last post where I said I was gong to focus on Highclere to get it finished but somehow things have worked out this was during the week.In my last post I mentioned that I had upgraded the spindle on my CNC mill which now allows me to use a wider range of cutt ....

Annual Update Source: Trevanion Dries | 7 Mar 2015 | 10:09 pm GMT
Despite a new job, new house and a move to the opposite corner of England, progress has continued slowly but surely over the last year. Spurred on by a recent 2mm North East Area Group meeting, here are some recent photos showing scenic progress on Board 1: The layout is operational, in that I  ....

Good evening, Time for an update... Work doesn't seem to be allowing any windows to do any modelling after work in the evenings at present so progress is focussed around weekend slots in between family duties. The wiring has been simplified (how can it be complicated on a layout such as this you ....

Latest Meeting Source: Canterbury 2mm Area Group | 6 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm GMT
The last two meetings have been rescheduled although work has continued if slowlyValentin spent the last meeting demonstrating playing with his new RSU a interesting bit of kit but one I fear from previous encounters would cause me to blow holes in etches .Martin beavered away quietly on a build ....

Although I haven't as yet finished all of the track work on Modbury, the parts that are laid will need ballasting before too long. This in itself poses a few slight problems, like what to use for ballast? But one of the things that I want to install before I tackle the actual ballasting is the Poin ....

At the end of 2013, I was asked if I would be willing to teach a Technical Drawing class in 2014.#160; Now as someone who did it to Senior, I wasn't especially fazed and agreed to teach 8 Graphics to help out.#160; The biggest issue I faced was time had moved on and more of the course was now do ....

Notes From Our February Meeting Source: Wealden Area Group | 4 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am GMT
Here#8217;s a few pictures of our latest meeting. Click on a picture to see it in more detail.  ....

This weekends stuff... Source: Julias Modelopolis | 1 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm GMT
Hello.This weekend has been another busy one and I am say here on Sunday evening wondering where the weekend has gone once again.Saturday was the Abingdon Model Railway Clubs annual show in Abingdon and once again I was kindly invited along to sit and talk to people about my models. Although for som ....

The Railway Shed Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 1 Mar 2015 | 6:05 pm GMT
When I moved to a new house, I purchased a shed to house all my model railway stuff. Initially all sorts of junk got stored in there, until I could not even get in the door. After 5 years, some of the junk was removed, and it was used to house some computer servers, poorly cats, spare furniture, etc ....

AbRail 2015 Source: St Ruth | 28 Feb 2015 | 11:37 pm GMT
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 ....

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