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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.
Sun, 22 May 2011 19:54:34 GMT
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( 20 Nov, sorry Google have changed their code and broke the old calendar code. Investigations underway, but looks like a lot of code to re-write. Temporary view installed above pending investigation of other options. )

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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That's 'F' for friends, fencing, flagstones, foundations, fenestration and the Furness Railway!First up, some sad news, in that word reached me a couple of weeks ago of the death of Alan Pollock.When I first went to one of the Pennine Group meetings approximately 18 months ago, Alan was one of the f ....

Exhibitions, are they worth it? Source: Julias Modelopolis | 21 May 2015 | 1:18 pm BST
Hello.This is something that has been on my mind for quite a while. I thought it would make a good post to make, especially as I am off on my hols very shortly and it would be interesting to see what (if any) replies I get.Highclere (the layout) was a bit of an afterthought and originally wasnt plan ....

Whats brown and sticky? Source: Julias Modelopolis | 17 May 2015 | 7:22 pm BST
Hello.Its been a while hasnt it! Like many things, hobbies come and go as interests change. This time its been a result of the change in weather and my attention has turned towards the continuing conversion of my van into some sort of camper type thing. Its been ongoing for a number of years now and ....

Evening all, A resume of the day yesterday where KoL 2015 had its first exhibition since it was flown over as a box file layout in 2010 - same venue BHMRC one day exhibition. The first show resulted in a number of changes to be made namely, viewing height, lack of lighting, redoing the back-scene, ....

Lutterworth 2015 Source: St Ruth | 16 May 2015 | 10:57 pm BST
Another show under our belt. On this occasion it was a very local affair - less that 10 miles from St Ruth's Wolvey home. It's not a show that I'm very familiar with... in fact the town of Lutterworth is somewhere that I have almost never been even though I live pretty close by - it's just a bit tuc ....

kyle 2015: 10 -10 -10 Source: kyle (previously in a boxfile) | 16 May 2015 | 12:28 am BST
Evening all, Just a quick update to say that work on the layout has now seized ready for the one day exhibition at BHMRC tomorrow. Today the layout was erected on its support structure and last minute jobs ranging from works to the front fascia including a few descriptive images and storyboard to  ....

On show at Portsmouth Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 11 May 2015 | 9:57 pm BST
Someone asked for more photos of the water tower, so here are some I took during the exhibition ....

Water Tower and some more trees Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 8 May 2015 | 4:39 pm BST
With another exhibition looming (actually, tomorrow 9th May 2015 in Portsmouth) I felt I should do a bit more work on the layout. I had mostly been working on some more suitable motive power and rolling stock for the layout (none of which is finished yet). I had been making a few more trees in spare ....

Today I have well and truly been brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century!! I've been playing with static grass - the last time I did any scenery on a model railway I used surgical lint a'la Barry Norman.So having purchased a couple of bags of Heki grass (a green and a beige, both 2-3mm  ....

Afternoon all, Work has been plodding away on the layout of late but haven't had time to do an update so thought I would take the opportunity this b/h weekend. I had made a mini target programme of activities for Feb/Mar/Apr and May but this has now been converted into a final 'to do' list as the  ....

Epsom Show Source: Maxstoke | 29 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm BST
The show at Epsom went well. (Thanks to Justin and Mark for their time operating etc). The new MERG Shuttle work well enough, although the deceleration/delay times could be longer. This may need either a reset chip or adjustment to resistor /capacitors. The Platform siding rails at the board joint  ....

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