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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
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
9 October, 2014 Nonington Kent map
Canterbury Area Group Meeting South Kent Area Group 1900-2100 Nonington Kent All welcome Contact nbastable@gmail.com
9 October, 2014 Goose Eye, Oakworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD22 0PD, UK map
L&Y Workshop Group - 'A' Team Meeting October 'A' Team Meeting. Please see 2014 Yearbook for Group contact details
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
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
16 October, 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/
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/
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/
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.

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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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 ....

All Change Source: Julias Modelopolis | 23 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am BST
Hello.Well, its been a long time since I have posted on this blog but thats about to change...For various reasons, all of which I am not going to go into publicly, I have decided not to continue posting details of my modelling on RMWeb but instead focus my posting on this blog instead. As I said, I  ....

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 ....

SVR Autumn Gala 2014 Source: Julias Modelopolis | 21 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm BST
Hello :o)For the past day and a bit I have had the pleasure of spending it at the Severn Valley Railways Autumn Steam Gala with the company of Andy H. We went last year and it was amazing to see steam engines operating in the dark so this year was one of those 'not to miss' events.I decided to trave ....

More scenic developments Source: Pennine 2mm Area Group | 16 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm BST
Following on from David's post yesterday, here's a few photos taken at the meeting on Saturday showing some of the scenic work which is currently afoot. Firstly, Alan Pollock has built the bridge at the Halifax end of the layout -This will form part of a group of bridges at the Halifax end ove ....

More Weathering Source: Julias Modelopolis | 16 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm BST
Hello.More photos from the painting and weathering genius that is Steve T. This time its the turn of my GW Class 52xx...This was a Worsely Works etched kit with a scratchbuilt chassis. Detailed, painted, and transfers by my fair hands, then passed onto Steve for the finishing touches. This is the se ....

Twas a good turn out at the weekend and good to see Neil Moxon for the first time in a while (don't leave it so long next time Neil!).Plans made for the site visit after Halifax show (when hopefully we'll be able to grab Bob Jones for five minutes to talk footbridges) and a good discussion about sce ....

Things this weekend Source: Julias Modelopolis | 15 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am BST
Hello again :o)Well, this weekend was a busy one! Two shows over two days with lots of people to talk to and lots of things to look at and do. Sunday evening I looked (and felt) like I had been to some sort of festival...Saturday was spent at the Swindon 'Steam' festival at the Swindon Steam museum. ....

Octel 1957 Chlorine Tank - Part 2 Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 12 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm BST
A quick progress update on the Chlorine tank. The end stanchions have now been persuaded to go together and have been attached to the chassis, as has the brakegear. This of course also means that I can now try the tank in place along with some of the timber packing that goes underneath the tank and ....

CNCing About.... Part 1 Source: Julias Modelopolis | 12 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm BST
Hello :o)A few years ago I went into a sort of partnership with a guy called Steve from the Oxford 2mm group. The deal was that he provided the milling machine in the form of a Proxxon MF70 and I would supply the CNC conversion kit. I purchased a conversion kit from a company called USOVO and the mi ....

At the August Meeting, there were some new developments on the scenic front.Firstly, here's David Varley's station building in situ on the layout.... Alan Pollock has also been at work on the tunnel entrance at the Bradford end of the layout -As you can see, these are both still in progre ....

Some significant progress has been made with my first scratch built 2FS loco - It works!!!Following on from the last instalment, I had determined that I needed to construct some of the body work in order that I could determine how well or otherwise my dog clutch arrangement would be successful in tr ....

All Change Source: Highclere - 2mm Finescale | 6 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am BST
Hello After much consideration I have decided not to continue posting details of my modelling and stuff on RMWeb so this will be the last post you will see from me here. If there is anyone out there in RMWeb world that has even a slight interest in my modelling and things then join me on my other bl ....

Octel 1957 Chlorine Tank Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 31 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm BST
So far so good with building the first of the wagons from my recent etch - a 1957 vintage Hurst Nelson Chlorine tank. I was impatient to try out the experimental version so that's what I'm building. So far it is going together as intended and the centre section of the solebars has achieved the skin ....

Lessons from an exhibition Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 31 Aug 2014 | 9:40 pm BST
Corrieshalloch made its exhibition debut last weekend at RailexNE in North Shields, albeit as a "work in progress" rather than a finished layout. Overall. I was relieved that it worked pretty well, with the soldering iron having to come out on only two occasions for repairs. A succession of three tr ....

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