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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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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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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.  ....

I have had this model kicking around for sometime waiting, as seems to be the trend, for transfers.#160; Lots of kits unfortunately seem to be produced without transfers being obviously available (or if they are they only cover one period of the model's life) and this one is no exception.#160;# ....

Boiler Top Fittings Source: Faversham Goods Yard in 2mm FS | 29 Jan 2015 | 2:53 pm UTC
The chimney, the dome and the safety valves have been soldered on the boiler's top:Last week I fitted the splashers but only after I had rebuilt the centre ones as first time I folded them the wrong way, the smoke box frame (the picture below) and the smokebox door.I haven't mentioned it yet but I c ....

Finescaling a Hall Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 28 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm UTC
I've been struggling for a while to think up a catchy title for this one. It was originally intended as a Christmas project which would obviously have been 'Deck the Halls' but I didn't actually get around to starting that soon so the moment was lost. For old times sake, I waited until the loft was ....

Another UFO getting close to FO status - this time with a much shorter gestation period!#160; These LMS tube wagons date from 2012 when I saw some on eBay and purchased them.#160; They were duly made up in late 2012 and managed to get some paint on them in early 2013.#160; Since then, sporadi ....

More Scenics Source: Julias Modelopolis | 25 Jan 2015 | 3:22 pm UTC
Hello Again :o)As Jesse said "this week I have been mostly working on scenics", well he didn't exactly say that but I hope you get the general impression of what I am trying to say. Yes, once again its been time for some more scenic work on the layout. I am still enjoying it although this week has b ....

Another one of the somethings aka my UFOs which Amity decided needed fixing up was my three Mill Lane Sidings (now N Gauge Society kit 36 - see here for the details on the kit) shock wagons. From what I remember from when I got them (2010 - seems to be a trend developing hereā€¦) Richard  ....

Evening all, Another heavy week at work lead me to want to get some modelling done this weekend. This followed a lightning 90 minute visit last weekend to the St Albans show to keep the mojo topped up. Progress has been in the form of fixing the 4 roads to the fiddleyard in place, which has once a ....

2015, the year of that layout? Source: Julias Modelopolis | 18 Jan 2015 | 4:33 pm UTC
Hello.Now that's a question and a poignant one for me. Highclere has been work in progress for what seems an eternity, it has moved on sporadically, and has even nearly been binned in the past. Now I don't really do New Years resolutions but this year I have said to myself that its really time the l ....

Because I am now trying to get some of the under-board gubbins in place for the operation of the turnouts I need to get some of the above board items in place so that I can ensure that the two won't interfere with each other. One of these above-board items is the "Point Dependent Ground Disc Signal" ....

Readers with either very long memories or recently arrived and trawling though the back catalogue may remember the title as being attached to a post made back in April of 2010.#160; For those now curious see here for an explanation. As it happens, I have been back on the UFOs - the perils of tid ....

Catching up with things Source: Julias Modelopolis | 13 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm UTC
Hello everyone.Apologies for the gap between posts, I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year?Anyway, to bring everyone upto speed with what I have been upto here are some bits and pieces...1. City of TruroAs you can see I have made a little bit of progress, the initial 'hurdle' to overcome  ....

Time sure does fly. 3 years ago I started the combined 2mm Scale Association, N Gauge Society and British Railway Modellers of Australia Queensland N Gauge Group and I'd like to think it has been very successful in encouraging the various members of the three organisations (some wear two hat ....

When I first fitted the cab to the footplate I didn't notice this was not perfectly square. It was barely visible, even after fitting the boiler, but knowing it's not straight was killing me. I started by removing the right side of the cab then breaking the joint between the front side of the cab an ....

(No title) Source: RENA 1900 | 6 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm UTC
Happy new year to all!Being in the Norwegian wood for a while, I`m out!After mixed experience with etching, I got interested in 3D printing. This have resulted in a few new parts for my Rena 1900 project: steam NG loco NSB type IV in N finescale 1:160. But designing for 3D printing have  ....

During the past weekend I struggled to build the boiler - firebox - smokebox assembly for the Wainwright Class C engine.After removing the parts from the fret I started by rolling the boiler's sheet, using a length of brass tube (10 mm outside diameter) and a folded tea towel. In the  ....

Over the Christmas period I have been giving further thought to the signalling diagram for Modbury, and its associated Locking Chart. I really want to get this as sensible/accurate as possible because it is my intention to use the signals to allow power to be provided/denied to the various track se ....

First up Happy New Year all Resolution nr. 1 - more modelling...less thinking about doing modelling It's been an intense period of work for me up until Christmas and likely through to Easter but having committed to the BHMRC show set for early May there is nothing like a deadline to get one focu ....

Of chimney pots and station signs Source: Pennine 2mm Area Group | 4 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm UTC
Me again!Now, I know I said that one of my modelling resolutions for 2015 was to post here more often but twice in a couple of days? Well you see, yesterday was a good day with three packets of goodies landing on the doormat and a new loco added to the stud.Firstly, I managed to get my hands on some ....

Progress on Corrieshalloch Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 3 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm UTC
It's about time for an update on the layout. Recently, I've been focusing on basic scenic work: carving the basic contours from polystyrene and coating them with a layer of plaster bandage to give a solid surface.I've also been working on styrene platforms to replace the rough, temporary foam-board  ....

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