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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
19 October, 2014 St Michael & All Angels Church meeting room, Church Hill, Wilmington, Dartford. DA2 7EH map
Kent & Essex Area Group Meeting Monthly Group meeting. One week later than usual due to local club exhibition. Work on "Lighterman's Yard" layout, plus general 2mm chat. Light refreshments served. All welcome. Contact Pete Townsend.
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/
6 November, 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/
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
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
13 November, 2014 Nonington Kent map
Canterbury Area Group Meeting South Kent Area Group 1900-2100 Nonington Kent All welcome Contact nbastable@gmail.com
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/
23 November, 2014 Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA map
London Area Group Meeting Changed from 16 November because of clash with MRC Open Day
29 November, 2014 Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT. map
6 December, 2014 Poynton Leisure Centre Yew Tree Lane Poynton Cheshire SK12 1PU map
7 December, 2014 Poynton Leisure Centre Yew Tree Lane Poynton Cheshire SK12 1PU map
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.

Association Events in 2015 are described on the Events Page

 

The 2mm Scale Association exists to promote and facilitate modelling at the scale of 2mm:1ft. The scale has a long history as the smallest practical finescale standard.

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Aiming for some Atmosphere Part 3 Source: Julias Modelopolis | 19 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm BST
Hello Again :o)I have had one of those weekends. You know the ones where you spend virtually the entire weekend sitting around pondering things, doing household chores, and generally avoiding the modelling bench. All until Sunday afternoon when you try and cram everything you wanted to get done into ....

NEAG Meeting 18th October 2014 Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 18 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm BST
There's not been an awful lot of activity on the NEAG blog of late so just to prove we're still about .........today we enjoyed a presentation by Dave Jones of DJModels. This proved to be a very interesting and entertaining afternoon. By prior arrangement we were joined by members of the North Ea ....

Continuing with the addition of detail, I have now completed the bunker assembly. This required the addition of the coal rails, the lamp sockets, the handrails and the fire iron hooks. The coal rails are simply 2 lengths of 0.3mm straight brass wire that were taped down while narrow strips of 0.004 ....

Look out, its the copse Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 12 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm BST
Freshwater will have more trees than any previous layout I have built, so I wanted to get some planted in time for the Farnham show (and 2mm Scale Association AGM). Previously I have used plastic tree armatures from Heki and Woodland Scenics. These start off as 2D trees, the branches of which need t ....

Aiming for some Atmosphere Part 2 Source: Julias Modelopolis | 12 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm BST
Hello :o)I think I have made enough progress on this to add another blog post, things have moved on a little since the last post. There are a few photos to post so lets make a start...Thanks to Andy H for the supply of bullhead track which has meant I could make a start on the base for the engine sh ....

Octel 1957 Chlorine Tank - Part 4 Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 11 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm BST
After a somewhat late night yesterday evening getting them finally assembled, the two chlorine tanks are now finished. Here are a couple of photos. Overall I am really pleased with the way these have turned out. They have taken a lot of effort to build, mainly in the initial etch design and the ....

It's Show Time! Source: Wealden Area Group | 11 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm BST
Evening  all. Well  all the modelling activity culminating in the production of a second Collett Goods loco did produce a nice runner. First picture sees the running in session on the rollers. I think that was Thursday some time. Today saw a bunch of us at Aldershot for an excellent show and an AG ....

Hi, It has been a busy day. I made the most of dry weather this morning to do some outside carpentry to mount the screen we will use to display the timetable to our audience. The screen is an old 15 inch one that my wife used to use before a new widescreen edifice took its place. A frame that allows ....

Second Helpings Part 2 Source: Wealden Area Group | 5 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm BST
The second Collett goods is coming along nicely and should be ready in plenty of time for next weekend#8217;s show. The first photo show the large part of the chassis block being milled out. The front axle clearances are complete and the area around the gear train are in the process of being milled ....

Aiming for some Atmosphere Part 1 Source: Julias Modelopolis | 4 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm BST
Hello.For a while now I have had the idea in my head to create a little something that can be used purely for taking photos of engines. The inspiration came a while ago on RMWeb in the form of a roundhouse diorama which has also recently appeared on the cover of the excellent 'Finescale magazine. Th ....

Some Wagons For Llangerisech Source: Wealden Area Group | 3 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm BST
Nigel had set himself quite a task in getting Llangerisech ready in its 1930s guise for the AGM/Aldershot show so, when at one of our area group meetings he said he was running a little low on non-Great Western wagons, David and I volunteered to build a few. Well, how hard could it be? That meeting ....

Octel 1957 Chlorine Tank - Part 3 Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 3 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm BST
Another quick update on the progress with this build. As you might have seen in my holiday post, a second tank wagon seems to have sprung into being, the idea being that it's not much more effort to paint two of these than it is to paint one... well, that's the theory anyway. Rather than yet anoth ....

As they say the devil is in the detail ...The body is now in 3 sub components :Footplate,Boiler, Cab TanksBunkerAnd now comes the slow task of adding the minor components and details to these to achieve a complete model. The first part to be "detailed up" is the Footplate. To this I need to add  ....

Baseboard edging Source: Swinton 2 mm | 30 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm BST
I have taken some photos of the baseboard edging and baseboard ends. These are laser cut from a mixture of 4 mm mdf and 4 mm ply. The drawings were prepared in CorelDraw.Baseboard edging templatesBrass pattern makers dowels for alignment , holes for these also laser cutBridge and baseboard edging vi ....

Second Helpings Source: Wealden Area Group | 30 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm BST
Evening. Continuing the countdown to the AGM and exhibition at Aldershot on the 11th, here#8217;s today#8217;s update. No Cambrian layout can ever have too many 0-6-0 goods locos and that#8217;s quite handy when looking for building simple locos that run well. I have already done a conversion on  ....

A shed in a hurry Source: Wealden Area Group | 29 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm BST
Evening. With the AGM fast approaching I needed to add goods facilities to Llangerisech without spending too much time on them. The original plan was to use a slightly reduced version of the goods shed at Llanidloes, thereby following the main station building and engine shed. It would have been a f ....

Weathering Source: Swinton 2 mm | 29 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm BST
I have had a couple of my models weathered and detailed by Mercig Studios. I have taken a couple of photos of them passing through Swinton.5800347539 ....

The last two weekends have seen visits to Corrieshalloch and Fencehouses ... inspirational stuff in both cases, though for different reasons.Nearer to home, the roofers have done their bit and now the carpenters have moved in to install the window frames.Will miss the next group session (going to Fu ....

CNCing about Part 4 Source: Julias Modelopolis | 28 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm BST
Hello again :o)Sometimes you think you have figured something out and then it goes and does something else which leaves you baffled...I had a few options on what I could have done today and I finally decided to carry on playing with the CNC mill, after all its still new and exciting for me plus the  ....

The Final Countdown Source: Wealden Area Group | 28 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm BST
No #8211; nothing to do with that dodgy 90#8242;s Mullet-sporting band Europe, but a few blogs in the lead up to the 2mm AGM and the Aldershot exhibition. Llangerisech is one of the four 2mm layouts that will be at the show and will be shown for the first time in its 1930#8242;s mode. For that pu ....

CNCing about Part 3 Source: Julias Modelopolis | 27 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm BST
Hello.I manged to spend a little more time on the CNC mill today, mainly to experiment with a few things.Thanks to Paul and Alan who replied with regards to my previous post offering advice so I had another go...The two gears on the left are a result of mainly changing the cutting depth of the cutte ....

CNCing About Part 2 Source: Julias Modelopolis | 24 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm BST
Hello.Things dont always go according to plan. Below is a good example of my imagination overwhelming my abilities (or should that be the abilities of machines)... One thing I wanted to try out was to see if it was possible to machine gears using the CNC mill. In my head it made sense, I had th ....

Logging On In Somerset Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 22 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm BST
Having a little early autumn interlude in Somerset now that number 3 child has departed the nest. Usual recipe... cottage, log burner, kits, books, local ales, walking, cycling, the odd visit to the local steam railway... 'oh, I didn't realise it was that close, fancy that eh?'. Also trying to see  ....

Some bits and bobs worth mentioning Source: Julias Modelopolis | 22 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm BST
Me again :o)Just a post to catch up with bits and bobs I am working on and things that might be of interest to some people. Firstly a couple of bits for the 2mm Scale Association...1. Farish Conversions All the design work for a method of converting Farish engines to 2mm Finescale has been comp ....

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