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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
The 2014 AGM will be alongside the Farnham Model Railway Exhibition in Aldershot on the 11th October 2014. (NB, date in February 2014 "2mm Newsletter" is incorrect).
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:16:45 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
From April 2012, the 2mm Shop 4 has been merged with Shop 3. The website has been updated to reflect this change.
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:10:52 GMT
Four layouts added to website in December 2011, from the smallest in a box-file, the the largest known 2mm layout.
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:11:38 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
Drop in replacement wheels for ready to run locomotives. Rapid conversion of N gauge locos to 2FS standards. Available from January 2010.
Sat, 26 Dec 2009 13:02:39 GMT
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2mm Events in the next 6 months
26 April, 2014 Uckfield, East Sussex map
Wealden Area Group Meeting Monthly meeting of the Wealden Area Group. For full details please see http://wealden.2mm.org.uk/
8 May, 2014 Nonington Kent map
Canterbury Area Group Meeting South Kent Area Group 1900-2100 Nonington Kent All welcome Contact nbastable@gmail.com
10 May, 2014
Forth & Clyde Group Meeting A regular monthly meeting of the Group. For information please contact Colin Brady. strath_garve-2mm@yahoo.co.uk
10 May, 2014
Forth & Clyde Group Meeting A regular monthly meeting of the Group. For information please contact Colin Brady. strath_garve-2mm@yahoo.co.uk
11 May, 2014 St Michael and All Angels Chuch meeting room, Church Hill, Dartford. DA2 7EH map
K & E Area Group Meeting Regular Area Group Meeting. More work on Lighterman's Yard layout in preparation for Expo. All welcome. Light refreshments served.Contact Pete Townsend
18 May, 2014 Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA map
24 May, 2014 Uckfield, East Sussex map
Wealden Area Group Meeting Monthly meeting of the Wealden Area Group. For full details please see http://wealden.2mm.org.uk/
7 June, 2014 Robin Park Arena & Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UH. map
8 June, 2014 Robin Park Arena & Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UH. map
14 June, 2014
Forth & Clyde Group Meeting A regular monthly meeting of the Group. For information please contact Colin Brady. strath_garve-2mm@yahoo.co.uk
28 June, 2014 Uckfield, East Sussex map
Wealden Area Group Meeting Monthly meeting of the Wealden Area Group. For full details please see http://wealden.2mm.org.uk/
20 July, 2014 Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA map
26 July, 2014 Uckfield, East Sussex map
Wealden Area Group Meeting Monthly meeting of the Wealden Area Group. For full details please see http://wealden.2mm.org.uk/
23 August, 2014 Uckfield, East Sussex map
Wealden Area Group Meeting Monthly meeting of the Wealden Area Group. For full details please see http://wealden.2mm.org.uk/
13 September, 2014
Forth & Clyde Group Meeting A regular monthly meeting of the Group. For information please contact Colin Brady. strath_garve-2mm@yahoo.co.uk
21 September, 2014 Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA map
27 September, 2014 North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax HX3 6TE map
27 September, 2014 Uckfield, East Sussex map
Wealden Area Group Meeting Monthly meeting of the Wealden Area Group. For full details please see http://wealden.2mm.org.uk/
28 September, 2014 North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax HX3 6TE map
11 October, 2014
Forth & Clyde Group Meeting A regular monthly meeting of the Group. For information please contact Colin Brady. strath_garve-2mm@yahoo.co.uk
11 October, 2014 Farnborough map
2mm AGM The 2mm AGM will be held alongside the Farnborough Model Railway Exhibition, providing members with access to matters 2mm AND an excellent model railway show at a single venue. More details at http://www.2mm.org.uk/events.html


Gallery from the 2013 AGM, including Groves Trophy winner, HR "Strath" class 4-4-0 No.97 by Alisdair Campbell, Neil Ballantine Quaich winner, GWR 45xx 2-6-2T by Richard Wilson, and Duchess Class "City of London" by Nigel Hunt.

Results of the Annual Competitions for 2013, and Details of Association Events for 2014 are found on the Events page

 

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Excuses Excuses Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 20 Apr 2014 | 7:51 pm BST
Modelling chez moi has been on temporary hold for the past week or so due to a trip to see MinerChris in his new abode in Sudbury (not Suffolk!). We did manage to get out and about on several occasions and caught a few of the local activities. I'm no expert on these matters so I'm sure that others  ....

kyle 2014 scot-free... Source: kyle (previously in a boxfile) | 20 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm BST
Happy Easter all,Now I have a week off work I am hoping to snuck in a little modelling.Still need to apply the second coat of paint to the fascia and add some white text which I will try to do this week.As Phase I draws to a conclusion, my thoughts slowly start to drift to Phase II which is to try a ....

As I have mentioned in a couple of previous posts, I obtained one of the Atso-Cad Shapeways 3D prints for an N2 along with a bunch of other stuff.#160; Now none of the things I purchased were anything which I was in a position to complete straight away - the locos needed chassis and the wagons li ....

No photos this month - too busy! The usual monthly meeting took place at your humble correspondent's shed last Saturday with 6 starters and one late comer in attendance.#160; There wasn't a theme to this month with everyone working on various projects. Kicking off - I was working on my Atso ....

Only the chassis are left to do.This has been one project that has been both a joy to do and frustrating and the same time. There were certainly times when I thought about reducing the amount of work I did to complete the models in order to get them finished but perseverance and determination kept g ....

Mass Breakout from the Paint Shop Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 6 Apr 2014 | 8:42 pm BST
There have been one or two models that have had an extended stay in the paint shop over the winter. Since we have the Epsom and Ewell show coming up later this month, I have knuckled down and managed to get everything out of their various paint boxes and back together into something resembling model ....

Afternoon, 2nd attempt as I lost the last upload just as I was spellchecking 7 weeks since my last blog update - work has been full on of late but at least I get to travel to Oxford once or twice a week so I get to see a bit of 'real' railway action to compensate...class 66's on long freights are ....

NEAG Update 5th April Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 5 Apr 2014 | 9:26 pm BST
There was a good turnout of members wanting to take advantage of the all day session this time and as can be seen by the first few pictures they all had plenty of space in which to work. In total here were 14 of the group who were putting together a wagon chassis (some managed the body too....!) alt ....

Slightly Less Duff Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 31 Mar 2014 | 10:53 pm BST
Owners of Farish class 47s circa 2008-2010 will probably have read lots of words on RMWeb about the shortcomings of some batches of this loco. I am the proud (ahem) owner of one of those models - D1764 in two tone green with full yellow ends. This loco has been on the St Ruth roster since the 2010 E ....

Shapeways Source: Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog | 31 Mar 2014 | 12:17 pm BST
For a while now I have been keeping an eye on Shapeways and the various offerings for the N Gauge/Scale or 2mm Modeller thereon.#160; The Eye was moved into action once I got to see a finished product - Ben's Atso-Cad Patriot which I wrote about briefly here (scroll down to about halfway) and I ....

In the Distant 5th April 2014 Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 30 Mar 2014 | 11:21 pm BST
North East Area Group meeting information. Saturday 5th April 2014 St Barnabas Church Hall Bournmoor Time - Please Note 10am - 6pm. (approx.) The date of the above all day session has been set for some time now. This is the first of our all day sessions so let's see how many people can partic ....

Quick update Source: Canterbury 2mm Area Group | 30 Mar 2014 | 6:01 pm BST
First meeting date for April has been amended to the 17th The last meeting involved Martin tweeking stock ready for http://2mm.org.uk/layouts/haverhill/index.html next outing on the 5th in Canterbury http://www.canterburysa.co.uk/event/model-railway-exhibition/meanwhile the shunting plan ....

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