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With the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we have postponed the Diamond Jubilee Expo. Originally scheduled for June 2020, this will now take place in 2021, date to be arranged. The Diamond Jubilee Layout Challenge will also be delayed.
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:51:33 GMT
In anticipation of the 60th Anniversary of the 2mm Scale Association, we are running a layout building challenge to encourage as many layouts as possible to be available for the jubilee year.
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 09:35:28 GMT
The books "Track" and "Point Rodding", both relevant to modellers in all scales, and a sample 2mm Finescale Mineral Wagon kit, are available for ordering on the website.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:16:01 GMT
The Black 5 Locomotive and Tender kit has not been available for a number of years despite the fact that the Association held many of the parts of which the kit is comprised. The kit is now relaunched as a set of independently available parts. Full details of how members can obtain the components are available on the shop 3 part of the website.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:09:21 GMT
Nick Mitchell constructs a chassis for a LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee locomotive, videoing each step of the process.
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 12:25:05 GMT
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The 2mm Calendar

A new publication covering the use of headcodes, tail lamps, side lamps, and the display of numbers and codes on trains from the 19th century until the current day. A concise guide for all serious modellers. Available to order on this website.

With the Covid-19 Virus situation, we have postponed the June 2020 Diamond Jubilee event. We trust that members can keep in touch through other means, such as emails and online services. Further details of our planned (and postponed) events are 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.

By joining the Association, members gain access to a wealth of knowledge and our exclusive component range designed to enable simple and accurate construction.

Find out how to get started in 2mm FineScale; with the products available from the 2mm Scale Association its easier than you might think.

Our component ranges include jigs and alignment tools which remove the guesswork and need for specialist measuring equipment from precision model making. We also produce booklets which explain the construction techniques which have been developed over the years.

To keep our members in touch we produce a bi-monthly magazine and newsletter. For those with access to the internet we offer an email list where members can chat about anything pertinent to 2mm model making.

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NBR Waverley 2 Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 30 Mar 2020 | 4:26 pm BST
I suppose everyone is feeling a bit restricted during the current corona virus epidemic but at least it gives us extra time for modelling! I am currently building a 2mm layout based upon the NBR Waverley route and I am posting a few pictures which show progress so far. As you can see there is sti ....

NBR Waverley Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 28 Mar 2020 | 6:27 pm GMT
Hi everyone, As this is my first blog I am just experimenting by enclosing a picture of one of my locos posed on my previous layout. This is a 2mm scratch built loco but is a bit of a cheat. As I could not get sufficient adhesion on the Atlantic's driving wheels it is pushed along by a motorised co ....

Class 31 weathering Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 26 Mar 2020 | 12:57 pm GMT
Nice to see others posting here. Thanks Geoff, I'll just put this quickie update on before you post some more. Here is just one photograph of the class 31 recently weathered and, as you can see, it's now Thornaby based 31 283. Weathered, except for the windows that is - compare with the last pictur ....

Having invited others to post on here I ought to lead the way; so here goes with my second sound fit, of a 2FS locomotive, a Farish class 31. Of course the conversion is straightforward for getting the model to run on 2FS track. It is a case of either turning the wheels yourself or sending off to th ....

NEAG Activity Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 22 Mar 2020 | 12:45 pm GMT
Because of the current situation regarding 'Coronavirus' our group meetings are suspended. Group members are invited to post modelling activity to this blog. If you would like to put something on here just get in touch by the normal means. Keep safe everyone. Mick S. ....

March 2020 FCAG meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 11 Mar 2020 | 8:49 pm GMT
We had a bright Spring day for our well-attended March meeting at Graham's house in Edinburgh. Nigel, Jim, Andy, Stephen, Alasdair (Wright), Alistair (Mearns), and Alisdair (Campbell) were joined by two new faces, James and Chris, moonlighting from the East of Scotland 4mm group.Now that the group l ....

February 2020 Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 24 Feb 2020 | 3:50 pm GMT
Blog posts have been a little sparse of late! Alisdair, Alistair, Andy, Chris, Stephen and Graham met at Simon's house earlier in the month for our regular meeting, which was spent running and adjusting Sauchenford, with a little wagon-building going on in the background.Model Rail Scotland took pla ....

NEAG Meeting 8th February 2020 Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 13 Feb 2020 | 2:18 pm GMT
Notwithstanding the fact we met on the same weekend that Doncaster Exhibition was being held we still boasted a dozen or so members, some of whom brought along their current projects to work on during the course of the afternoon. Below we see those in the group who took the opportunity to make a sp ....

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