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The Farish 64xx Pannier Tank is the latest model to have a drop-in wheel conversion kit. This conversion consists of new bearings, wheels, coupling rods, etc.. and simply drops into the chassis in place of the N gauge wheelset.
A superb running Finescale steam locomotive in ten minutes !
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:05:27 GMT
A sample of the 2mm Magazine is available for prospective members to download.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:02:36 GMT
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 2015.

Full copies of the Magazine backnumbers from 1960 are available from Shop 1. Since December 2013, these are supplied on USB memory stick.

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 17:19:36 GMT
A gallery of photographs of the entries in the 2015 annual model making competition classes.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:48:04 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
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Air Ministry Tank by Andy Carlson, from a 2mm Scale Association kit. Part of his winning entry for the Barker Trophy at the 2016 AGM. Further images from the Annual Model Competitions are in the AGM Gallery

Supermeet 2017 is at Bournmoor, Durham on May 20th. The AGM for 2017 will be in Aldershot. Further details are found 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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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.

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For Sale: Brafferton Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 24 Mar 2017 | 9:16 am GMT
Due to changes in my circumstances, i am offering this layout for sale: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292064863458?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:ITamp;_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 ....

Freshwater on Freshwater at Abingdon Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 22 Mar 2017 | 8:59 am GMT
My Freshwater layout was at Abrail last Saturday. It has had a busy few weeks, but this is the last booked exhibition at the moment.Today was also the first time the little Terrier has earned its keep, running nicely all day with just one minor hitch, when the coupling rod came off a crankpin, ben ....

4-wheel passenger brake van Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 21 Mar 2017 | 7:44 pm GMT
This is the first major item put together from my recent etch. It is modelled on Highland Railway passenger brake van No. 5, as preserved at the SRPS in Bo'ness, and drawn on p.101 of Peter Tatlow's book. Pete Armstrong has also modelled this van in 7mm scale, in his case from the Lochgorm ....

Three loco bodies for P-pi layout Source: eveleighcreations | 19 Mar 2017 | 7:55 pm GMT
On Friday I shared a modelling session with my friend, Jon.   He was working on building the chassis for one of my Wisbech tram loco kits and I finished adding the main parts to these three loco bodies for my Southwold layout. Now I need to build the chassis and then add the small details - ....

(No title) Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 14 Mar 2017 | 7:36 pm GMT
Camford Junction survived the weekend at the Basingstoke exhibition. We had trains running to and fro on all four main line tracks, and could even control them from mobile phones - no mean feat for a non-DCC layout. There were some glitches in the track alignment still, and lots of paint, flux a ....

March Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 13 Mar 2017 | 5:39 pm GMT
Mostly preparation for the next outing - Epsom in April.Alan S had acquired a fourth scenery box - rather smaller than the rest, but conveniently shaped to match certain warehouses that won't fit in the existing three boxes.Optimum order of assembly of scenery and trackbeds was established, by trial ....

March 2017 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 12 Mar 2017 | 8:29 pm GMT
This month's meeting was in Glasgow, which served up a mild but damp day for the occasion. Simon, Gordon, Graham, Alistair, Alisdair and Andy turned up dressed to kill in rainwear and (for the East Coast tourists) bunnets, for we had been promised a wee tour of vanished railway sites around Scotstou ....

Leamington 2017 Source: St Ruth | 5 Mar 2017 | 8:45 pm GMT
This weekend we blew the cobwebs off St Ruth after 6 months of exhibition inactivity by taking it to one of the bigger of our local shows run by Leamington Warwick MRC. We haven't been completely idle during this period (almost... but not completely). The most noticeable additions being the  ....

Evening all, In between work deadlines, I have been trying to finish my 24/0 conversion to a 24/1, in this case 24124. This is essentially the Farish 24 with Alan's (etched pixels) nice set of etches allowing a 24/1 or 25/0 conversion. 24/1's were a staple of Kyle and more regular than t ....

On the bench Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 3 Mar 2017 | 11:14 pm GMT
This little project was conceived to fill a corner of an etched sheet that I just got back from the etchers. (Of the rest of this sheet, more anon!) It is a Highland Railway bench of the type shown in Plate 178 of Peter Tatlow's Highland Miscellany. Some photos of a similar bench are available on th ....

Another deadline approaches Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 3 Mar 2017 | 10:41 am GMT
Before Christmas last year, The Committee decreed that Camford Junction should have all the scenic track laid and some trains running in time to show it on the club stand at the Basingstoke exhibition in March (11th and 12th). It may look like we left everything until two weeks before the deadli ....

A bridge for Wenhaston Source: eveleighcreations | 28 Feb 2017 | 1:46 pm GMT
    I made this a little while ago when my friend Jon and I got together for a modelling day.   It is all done from plastic strip from the Evergreen range.     Load test. Ready for installing on the board.  ....

Making a Mockery Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 27 Feb 2017 | 8:30 pm GMT
Planning for Hayle North Quay has progressed a bit. I have now sorted out a 2d plan by combining a transparent bitmap export of the plan from Templot with some colouring in done using Inkscape. The overall depth of the layout will be 22 inches at the ends and 24 inches in the middle. The Octel ....

Morning all, Yesterday was the one day show at Tonbridge with the layout operating to the paying public for the first time on dcc and with the sound chipped 37/4. Nigel Ashton and I were flying the 2mmFS flag at the show, each with a corner slot although I think Nigel faired a tad better ....

Trains move on Camford Junction Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 17 Feb 2017 | 2:25 pm GMT
A major milestone has been achieved , with trains running on part of the layout for the first time. I have been putting together a collection of cheap, ready made electronic modules with an Arduino to produce a quintuple analogue DC controller that is operated via commands sent through the Merg  ....

(No title) Source: Finescale N in Norway. | 15 Feb 2017 | 11:09 am GMT
Refering to my post from 16.april 2015 about Microantriebe/KK Producja:Last week I received a package form KK Producja. I was impressed not only about the fine products, but also of the very clever and safe packageing. First an envelope with inside air bubble plastic sheet.Then a wellpaper b ....

(No title) Source: RENA 1900 | 15 Feb 2017 | 11:02 am GMT
Refering to my post from 16.april 2015 about Microantriebe/KK Producja:Last week I received a package form KK Producja. I was impressed not only about the fine products, but also of the very clever and safe packageing. First an envelope with inside air bubble plastic sheet.Then a wellpap ....

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