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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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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.

June 2nd-4th Online Zoom video workshop: "How to Build the BR 16T Wagon Taster Kit". Video now available.

Further details of the Zoom meeting, and all other events are on the Events Page

 

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Track Painting Source: Swinton 2 mm | 4 Jul 2020 | 9:33 pm BST
I have used time in lockdown to begin the process of painting the track. The track was first cleaned three times with Phoenix Precision Paints pre-paint cleaner and then primed with one coat of Phoenix Precision Paints spray etch primer. The paint on the surface of the rails was then  ....

Now some readers may find the following a bit repetitious depending on their choice of reading. I have recently (i.e. in the last few months) had two different on-line magazines publish articles regarding my first forays into N6.5/Nn3 Narrow Gauge Modelling so if you're a subscriber to N Scale ....

Resurrection Source: Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog | 23 Jun 2020 | 5:40 am BST
One of the more interesting perils of being a high school teacher is the students periodically decide to do a Google search on you. And if you are really "lucky" they find you. This happened to me recently and so my blog was dusted off from the internet and I had to show some of my stuff ....

June 2020: Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 17 Jun 2020 | 11:15 pm BST
This month we again met, in what seems to be becoming the choice for several 2mm Association Area Groups, to hold a virtual meeting using Zoom. Whilst we all miss the 'real world' contact of face to face discussion and the close-up inspection of 'real' things, zoom does maintain an air of normality. ....

June 2020 FCAG meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 13 Jun 2020 | 9:04 pm BST
Our virtual meeting this month saw Nigel, Alisdair, Jim, Chris G, Tony, Mick S, Graham, Simon and Stephen zoom in for a session with the theme "Buildings".First up was Chris, who took us through the technique he has developed for Bosaleck, written up in more detail on RMWeb, and indeed reported on f ....

Progress. Its alive! Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 11 Jun 2020 | 3:26 pm BST
Hello all, just a few more photos of the layout. Its progressing ok(ish) and moving in the right direction. Havn't thought of a name yet so its still the layout Just an overhead of the break into the fiddle yard. The structure is meant to be a grotty rundown pit head and loading point. All the  ....

NBR Waverley 4 Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 10 Jun 2020 | 1:59 pm BST
Just thought you may like to see progress on my layout 'Copshawholm' which has been a godsend during the lockdown. Apologies this picture is a bit wonky but it's looking north towards the station and it attempts to show the mainline atmosphere which I am trying to achieve. The above shows th ....

New Ground Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 9 Jun 2020 | 8:56 pm BST
Apart from one or two loco related chassis rebuild projects, of which more later, I have also been forging ahead with my original plan to motorise the explosives siding gate on Callaton. I'd thought about a hand cranked system involving wheels, gears and very manual handle, which would have been qua ....

┬áThis is my first Blog and the subject isn't particularly fine-scale, however Mick assured me that my experiments with flush glazing might be of interest to some, so here goes! The old Farish Poole era Suburban coaches are fairly generic, although the bodies appear to be based on LMS Per ....

More on the Turntable Source: MRPAGESAQY | 7 Jun 2020 | 12:15 pm BST
The turntable installation is now more or less finished on Burghmire. I added the approach road. I also managed to slow the turntable rotation quite a bit by running it off one battery instead of two. I shall try fitting a resistor, at the suggestion of a colleague, to slow it down even further. I s ....

Fiddle Yard Progress Source: MRPAGESAQY | 4 Jun 2020 | 3:53 pm BST
I decided to fit the shelf to the fiddle yard board as my next step. Best to experiment here first before doing the same on the main board. I am generally pleased with the result. As expected, it considerably tidies up the appearance at the back of the baseboard.I managed to conceal the operating wi ....

All together now... Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 3 Jun 2020 | 1:15 pm BST
This week I have been mostly devising uncoupling systems..... I like Microtrains knuckle couplers which I use on the outer ends of cuts of wagons (or even complete trains). In between I use whatever suits best which includes Kato non-automatic knuckles which are very small and unobtrusive and, on on ....

Geoffs Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 27 May 2020 | 4:49 pm BST
Well hello, This is my first attempt to blog and thanks to Mick S for helping me today. I'm not good at computers, so bear with me. Hopefully attached are photos of my little layout and my entire locomotive and wagon fleet! Bob Jones wagons and a re-profiled Graham Farrish. Wagons are great, the l ....

Here We Go Again! Source: MRPAGESAQY | 24 May 2020 | 8:51 pm BST
Apologies for another prolonged absence - due mainly to life, which has got in the way almost totally over the last year or more. I should be able to see more free time from now onward, but model railways will still conflict with other interests and obligations to some degree. The deadline for the 2 ....

Dunallander Update Source: 2mm Grampian Area Group | 18 May 2020 | 8:35 pm BST
Since our last posting, Tony has set up fortnightly group zoom meetings (Azuma for LNER fans) and Roy has again been busy working on Dunallander. The following are photographs and a description of the work Roy has carried out.The main work which was the restructuring of Dunallander's north boards, w ....

May 2020 FCAG meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 16 May 2020 | 7:34 pm BST
The FCAG met by Zoom this month, with a record attendance: Stephen, James, Chris M, Chris G, James, Jim, Simon, Alasdair, Alastair, Nigel, Andy, Graham, Mick from the NEAG and Tony from the Grampian area group. We had a busy two-hour session of "On My Workbench".First up was Chris M., who has  ....

Another signal Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 14 May 2020 | 12:58 pm BST
Now this isn't in the Bob Jones league at all, but attached (assuming I can work out how to do this) is a picture of my own latest signal, a disc with route indicator box. The disc works, the indicator doesn't! It's a marriage of two N Brass kits. The signal itself is from a fairly recent new releas ....

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