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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 Calendar
2mm Events in the next 6 months
31 July, 2014 Bradford, West Yorkshire map
L&Y Workshop Group 'B' Team Meeting July 'B' team meeting in Bradford. We will be packing the Aug/Sep 2mm Magazine at this meeting. Fish & chips tea from 1830, main meeting 1930-2130.
2 August, 2014 Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road, Redcar TS10 1EZ map
3 August, 2014 Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road, Redcar TS10 1EZ map
7 August, 2014 Bicknacre, Essex map
Darkest Essex monthly meeting Regular meeting for lively chat, 2mm modelling and cake appreciation. All welcome. For more information please see http://darkest-essex.2mm.org.uk/
9 August, 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 August, 2014 St Michael & All Angels Church meeting room, Church Hill, Wilmington. Dartford. DA2 7EH map
Kent & Essex Area Group Meeting Regular monthly meeting. Further work on Lighterman's Yard layout.Refreshments served. All welcome. Contact: Pete Townsend
14 August, 2014 Nonington Kent map
Canterbury Area Group Meeting South Kent Area Group 1900-2100 Nonington Kent All welcome Contact nbastable@gmail.com
14 August, 2014 Keighley, United Kingdom map
L&Y Workshop Group 'A' Team Meeting August 'A' team meeting. See 2014 Yearbook for Group contact details.
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/
28 August, 2014 Wetherby, United Kingdom map
L&Y Workshop Group 'B' Team Meeting August 'B' team meeting. See 2014 Yearbook for Group contact details.
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
25 October, 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 November, 2014 Hunt Hall, Fullers Way North, Tolworth, Surrey, KT6 7LQ map
8 November, 2014
Forth & Clyde Group Meeting A regular monthly meeting of the Group. For information please contact Colin Brady. strath_garve-2mm@yahoo.co.uk
9 November, 2014 Hunt Hall, Fullers Way North, Tolworth, Surrey, KT6 7LQ map
16 November, 2014 Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA map
22 November, 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 December, 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 January, 2015 The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD map
11 January, 2015 The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD map


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.

AGM 2014 - Aldershot, October 11th.
The Association's Annual General Meeting, Annual Model Competition, the travelling 2mm shop and free access to a large model railway exhibition with twenty layouts (including four to 2mm FS standards). A thoroughly good day out ! More details are found on the Events page

 

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Well, almost a year after starting work, construction of the main station building for Lightcliffe is almost complete ... just some steps to add to the rear access and then it's out with the paintbrushes.Photographs of the rear of the building remain elusive, so I've had to rely heavily on the plans ....

A couple of years ago, I made a somewhat abortive start on a 2FS scratch built loco. I had got to the stage of a rolling chassis, and a body that consisted of footplate, valances, buffer beams and a cab bunker. Where I had failed was getting the chassis to actually run happily. In the end, I deci ....

I promise I will soon run out of ghastly title puns The new frame is taking shape. The first picture is the end that had the "carbuncle" removed. I decided the cross piece at the other end needed to be inset a bit to give the best support. I don't want to lose the building so this end will not  ....

The layout needs to be squared up a bit to be able to create a new frame. The bridge has been removed for reuse, possibly as a scenic break in more or less its original position. Here's the first cut Only two more sides to do. Andrew Attached Thumbnails  ....

Rolling like a rolly thing Source: Highclere - 2mm Finescale | 19 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm BST
Hello again 2 posts in as many weeks, this is unprecedented! I seem to be on a bit of a roll with the layout right now, I dont know why and it is a bit weird but I am not going to stop myself if its working. Weekends are good, they mean I have an opportunity to spend a little more time on things I e ....

The Name Source: Andrew Crosland's 2mm Finescale Adventure | 15 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm BST
Thank you for the comments and encouragement.I've settled on a name. But first, meet ArnoldArnold was a much loved family pet who is sadly no longer with us.Arnold was a rescue catand I now have a rescue layout (can you see where this is going?), so...The layout will henceforth be known as Arnoldale ....

The Beginning Source: Andrew Crosland's 2mm Finescale Adventure | 14 Jul 2014 | 9:59 pm BST
Through a bequest to the 2mm society and with help from the society (thanks to the Oxford area group for storing it) I am now the proud owner of part of the late Tony Andrew's 2mm finescale layout. I hope to find the time to blog as I restore and hopefully enhance the layout. Here is an overall sho ....

more progress (and a question) Source: Highclere - 2mm Finescale | 13 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm BST
Hello.Things havent stopped yet, I have made a bit more progress and have managed to get the second board ballasted now. Que a dodgy photo....Also I have a question, hopefully you guys remember these?I am not sure where I need to plant them, is there anyone that can help? I know I am bending the tru ....

Now that most of the trackwork has been installed on the first (Exeter end) baseboard, it is time to try it out!!!Before I can though, a Turnout Operating Unit needed to be built. The first thing required is a method of connecting the Switch Rails to any under board gubbins. Obviously I had already  ....

Finally, a start on building the Baulk Road track work for Modbury... Initially, the baulks for the station approach along the embankment have been laid. These were fixed to the track bed with really runny super glue, capillary action sucking the adhesive under the baulk as it was held in position. ....

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