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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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Following on from the last instalment, I have finally got around to getting some of the rodding in place on the layout. This is of the round variety, with stools (or stands) at no more than 6'0" (12mm) centres.The stools (on their bases) were superglued in place alongside the track using a straight ....

Updating stock for Lambourn Source: Maxstoke | 19 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm BST
After spending a great day at the controls of JBS' Ashburton layout, I was very impressed by some of the very simple conversions of proprietry stock. Operating to a schedule was fun too, giving some meaning to driving trains- at least it is not aimless. Trying to get a particular movement for each t ....

(No title) Source: RENA 1900 | 16 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am BST
My NSB type IV has come a little further. The correct gearwheels from Mikroantriebe are placed in position temporarely on the picture. Aksles have to be made and he two compensation plates (see blog 25 Mars 2010) must be made. I have some 0.25mm PCB that need to be etched. It has no photoresis ....

First up an apology - I managed to leave my camera at home so no photos for this month. At least I am getting the report in on the day of the meeting so that's a plus. We returned to Ben's this month to see progress on Sturminister Newton. He has gone back to work in the last  ....

Evening all, Quick update on progress around Easter - my recently returned turned down wheels were reinserted and after a second period of running in on the rolling road the logos were tried on the layout - some fettling was required to the two turnouts so the bare solder may be visible in some pic ....

I have been impressed with the various versions of the new Duchess Bachmann have released under their Farish brand for the N Gaugers for a while.#160; I have seen a number of them, belonging to fellow members of the SEQ Area Group but have only recently obtained one myself via eBay.#160; I picke ....

Poor decision Source: Maxstoke | 8 Apr 2015 | 8:50 pm BST
I managed to get my self talked into obtaining a hand held PICtrollerfor Lambourn, to replace the original AMR hand held. It works great on Farish (Poole) mechanisms, but is frankly hopeless with coreless types. Nothing wrong with the controller, so I'll not return it, but not really a happy buy  ....

More details Source: Faversham Goods Yard in 2mm FS | 8 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm BST
Lamp irons made from scrap N/S and soldered using the RSU, vacuum brake pipe from N Brass Locos, again, fixed with the hep of the RSU, and buffers - they are not SECR but the LMS round base loco buffers (Association item no. 3-501 which, according to the plans I've got, are the best match for t ....

Brake Gear Source: Faversham Goods Yard in 2mm FS | 8 Apr 2015 | 7:20 pm BST
And the engine had the brake gear fitted: It took a while to get the engine running as good as before; bearing in mind there is no flywheel fitted to the motor's shaft I am pleased with it.I need to make that steam reverser now!... Then four lamp irons at the front, buffers... ....

GWR Down Home Source: Modbury - 2mm Finescale (Brunel's Baulk Road) | 7 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am BST
Just coming off my workbench is my first 2mm scale signal (actually it's my first completed signal in any scale!)This one is the Down Home for my fictional Modbury layout. The post has been milled to a tapered profile from 3mm square brass bar, the arm, balance weight and ladder are MSE components.  ....

Turnouts Source: Swinton 2 mm | 6 Apr 2015 | 7:32 pm BST
I have finally finished the three F20 turnouts that I need for my layout. The single right hand turnout is around 500 mm long and the right hand crossover is around 750 mm.The turnouts are constructed from flat bottom rail soldered to my own custom etched chairplates on PCB sleepers. It took around  ....

Is it slow enough?... Source: Faversham Goods Yard in 2mm FS | 4 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm BST
I had to replace the Mashima motor! The running performance of the engine was so poor, I was even ashamed to record it into a short clip.Now, with a Nigel Lawton 10 Volt 8mm x 16mm Midi Motor super-glued to the the tender's chassis I'd say it's much better.I used this motor before for a saddle tank  ....

This weekend Source: Julias Modelopolis | 29 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm BST
Hello again :o)This weekend has been crammed full of railway modelling bits and bobs so I am feeling a little inspired right now. Firstly on the Saturday I was fortunate to attend the London Festival of Railway modelling at Alexander Palace on behalf of the 2mm Scale Association to do a demo at the  ....

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 ....

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