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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 Events in the next 6 months
11 September, 2014 Nonington Kent map
Canterbury Area Group Meeting South Kent Area Group 1900-2100 Nonington Kent All welcome Contact nbastable@gmail.com
11 September, 2014 Earby, Lancashire map
L&Y Workshop Group 'A' Team Meeting September 'A' Team meeting. Please see 2014 Yearbook for group contact details.
13 September, 2014 Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY. map
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
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
14 September, 2014 Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY. map
14 September, 2014 St Michael & All Angels Church meeting room. Church Hill, Wilmington, Dartford DA2 7EH map
Kent& Essex Area Group Meeting Regular monthly meeting. Work on layout Lighterman's Yard and general 2mm discussion. Light refreshments. All welcome. Contact Pete Townsend
20 September, 2014 Baildon Recreation Centre, Nr Shipley, BD17 5JH map
2mm Roadshow & 'Corrieshalloch' @ Shipley MRS Exhibition 2mm Roadshow and 'Corrieshalloch' (work in progress) by Anthony Yeates. See: http://www.shipleymrs.org.uk/exhibition14.php
21 September, 2014 Baildon Recreation Centre, Nr Shipley, BD17 5JH map
2mm Roadshow & 'Corrishalloch' @ Shipley MRS Exhibition 2mm Roadshow and 'Corrieshalloch' (work in progress) by Anthony Yeates. See: http://www.shipleymrs.org.uk/exhibition14.php
21 September, 2014 Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, N1 9DA map
25 September, 2014 Bradford, West Yorkshire map
L&Y Workshop Group 'B' Team Meeting 'B' Team meeting - Mag packing night with fish & chips tea beforehand. Please see 2014 Yearbook for group contact details.
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
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 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/
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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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 ....

A Starter for Lambourn-mechanism Source: Maxstoke | 25 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm BST
It seemed appropriate to show a picture of the bits that make it work. The servo motor is self explanatory. the brass plate screwed to the small block of ply is the main below baseboard drive. The red and black wires power the LED. What may not be so obvious is the double crank arrangement for the s ....

A teeny weeny update Source: Highclere - 2mm Finescale | 25 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm BST
Hello Just a little update, nothing really exciting to report this time but there are a couple of things worth mentioning...1. Tank wagons...This is the latest test build of my anchor mount tank wagon. I have tweaked the etches to make a 10ft wagon this time as its the one I actually need! This part ....

A Starter for Lambourn Source: Maxstoke | 25 Aug 2014 | 7:20 pm BST
It has long been a task to get Lambourn's platform mounted starter signal into operation. In fact the original non-working signal was broken some time ago. A fit of enthusiasm, and a wet weekend (Well two actually) has seen the task completed. the signal was sited at the end of the platform, and so ....

Signal Success for Freshwater Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 22 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm BST
Following general scenic work completed in time for the Basingstoke exhibition, a start has been made on some detailing and buildings. One important detail item is the starting signal. Fortunately there is only the one proper signal on the layout, as it has taken 6 months to build it. The two ground ....

Let's Get Physical Part 3 Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm BST
Stretching the same title a little further, some new metalwork arrived with the postie today... The main items on here are a couple of chassis for Associated Octel 1957 vintage chlorine tanks. The two etches are different from each other because I want to try two different ways to put a tank wago ....

Quick photo update Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 14 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am BST
As you can see, I've started work on the landscaping, using various offcuts of polystyrene. At the front left there will be quite a steep river gorge, while you can see the beginnings of a hill and roads behing the track formation. The grey square is a planned foundation for some railway workers' co ....

The chassis has moved on a little since the previous post, a gearbox has been milled and the profile of the chassis has been milled/filed to shape.The gearbox has a peg at the rear right corner which locates in a corresponding hole in the main chassis block, and a 12BA bolt secures the gearbox to th ....

Flood Defences Source: Canterbury 2mm Area Group | 10 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm BST
as a welcome change from track laying for my own layout and having been set the challenge I present the whalf for the plank. Hope I've got the size right ..... Hopefully will get some shots in situ later this week Attached Thumbnails  ....

There are no more dead sections. The power was routed by the frog switches to a lot more track than I thought, but all the dead sections are sorted now. Confession time. The permanent short was the classic error, that I really should have spotted, of there being no isolating gap between back-to-bac ....

Silent Running Source: Andrew Crosland's 2mm Finescale Adventure | 3 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm BST
Not quite as much progress to report as I had hoped. The missing track has been replaced by easitrac. The layout has been (re)wired for DCC, i.e., all track sections live. I had to fix a few loose sections and the point frog adjoining the Easitrac had to be fixed back down, but nothing too seriou ....

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