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A gallery of photographs of the entries in the 2015 annual model making competition classes.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:48:04 GMT
For members only, copies of current and recent 2mm Magazine and Newsletters are available on the website. Requires a password to access the members only area.
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:51:29 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 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
"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
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
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Caledonian Railway signal cabin by Alisdair Campbell - winner of The Malcolm Stone Award - seen here in position on Sauchenford. Further images from the Annual Model Competitions are in the AGM Gallery

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Lots of people have embraced the development of 3D printing as a viable form of modelling - although there is an on-going debate in the LAG about its status regards kit v scratch built for the purposes of modelling competition categories. Shapeways in particular has been a driver in makin ....

Update Source: Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog | 28 Apr 2016 | 3:27 am BST
The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry - at least that's the Sassenach translation of Robbie Burns' ode To a Mouse. Like lots of clich├ęd lines, it has the benefit of truth behind it. So it is with me. Updating the blog didn't happen mostly because, well, lots of reasons ....

Now that Lightcliffe is installed at the new Aire Valley RMC premises, we can start work again - and first on the list is my old adversary the Single Slip that is at the Bradford end of Brookes Sidings.This is the layout, all set up and with enough of the covers pulled back for me to do my work -nb ....

Richard was away in Italy, so the next version of the backscene will have to wait for next month's meeting.The layout has been invited back to the Wilmington Exhibition this October, so there won't be much time for rest and recuperation after Chatham in June. There's also a couple of outings already ....

Trainwest 2016 Source: St Ruth | 10 Apr 2016 | 8:54 pm BST
Some photos from St Ruth's outing this weekend to deliver one of two helpings of Cornish 2FS goodness to the people of Wiltshire. A really good show with a fine selection of quality layouts. We had a great time being back to back with John Greenwood's beautiful Wadebridge. A certain amount of chinwa ....

Bognor Regis - Unfinished Symphony Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 8 Apr 2016 | 5:59 pm BST
As Alresford approached the end of it's exhibition life, and with a growing band of helpers at the Basingstoke and North Hants Model Railway Society, we started planning a more ambitious 2mm finescale layout. We narrowed down the prototypes to Eastbourne or Bognor Regis. We chose Bognor as it wa ....

The Ale Van Cometh Source: Pennine 2mm Area Group | 7 Apr 2016 | 12:34 pm BST
For some reason I've found an impetus to get going on some wagon projects that have long been in gestation.Firstly, we have the aforementioned Ale Van - in this case a van seen in Don Rowland's book 'British Railways Wagons' which is a BR Meat van converted for Ale traffic by replacing the side ven ....

Nostalgia Break Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 4 Apr 2016 | 5:28 pm BST
I stumbled across some scanned photos in one of the dusty corners of my hard drive, and thought I would share them. They are of the 2mm finescale layout 'Alresford', built by members of the Basingstoke and North Hants Model Railway Society in the late 1980's. Dave Harris, Clive White, the late John  ....

Bridge Painting Source: Swinton 2 mm | 28 Mar 2016 | 8:13 pm BST
I have had a couple of weeks on holiday from work and have spent some of this time modelling. I have finally painted my plastic laser cut bridge.The plastic was first primed with two coats of Halfords grey plastic primer followed by a couple of coats of Plasti-Kote tan suede paint to provide some te ....

All quiet in the midlands Source: Maxstoke | 26 Mar 2016 | 7:43 am GMT
I am conscious that posts here have been sparse lateley, mainly the result of building works at home. 1860s terraced houses are draughty, especially when the windows are original! So new glazing units all round, which has meant decanting the workshop. Then while there is noting in the workshop thoug ....

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