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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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Armed with the knowledge gained from failure, I have handed the task over to my good friend Percy V. Runce. So to Mark II... In desperation, I painted over the previous attempt with 3 coats of white emulsion to cover it. Then I mixed up a yellowy green colour and lathered it all over the ....

What goes on below Camford Junction Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 25 May 2016 | 2:11 pm BST
Now that the elevated main line tracks have been laid, I wanted to make a start with the hardware and wiring below the baseboards before track laying in the lower depot area started. Firstly, individual dropper wires were soldered to each separate length of rail, and pushed down through holes  ....

Whilst I do not consider myself to be an artist, over the last few days I have tried to add a painted back scene to Modbury. The medium I have elected to use are acrylic paints, and unfortunately I have to report that I have been somewhat unsuccessful so far!! The whole back scene was covered  ....

British Railways - as many readers will know - was obliged to carry anything which someone brought in for transportation. Well, maybe not everything but pretty well anything you can think of, the goods department had to come up with a solution for. Similarly, the preceding rail ....

I developed an interest in St Alban's Abbey LNWR station back in 1998 when a mate and I first started kicking the ideas around about an exhibition layout. Whilst my current incarnation is a based on rather than an accurate model, I have long harboured the desire to build a more accurat ....

I thought I should get back into providing a monthly update on what we get up to. Only a small turn up this month owing to people being on holidays or ill.#160; Nevertheless the meeting was successful with all attendees getting something done.#160; Your loyal correspondent was slack and didn't  ....

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I recieved a number of these etches as part of the organised run in March.#160; The D33 was, until the building of the D88 (at least as I understand it) the most numerous of the LNWR's goods vans and some lasted well into the 1920s and even the 1930s from an ....

Backscene again Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 8 May 2016 | 8:48 pm BST
Final preparations before next month's appearance at Chatham Exhibition. There was no attempt at running, or even at fault-finding, the meeting concentrated on scenic improvements.The main item was the latest version of Richard's backscene, which now incorporates appropriate fading towards the back, ....

The Regreening of South Yard Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 6 May 2016 | 6:43 pm BST
Things have been pretty quiet over the winter season modelling-wise. The building work on the house has taken up a lot of my attention, even though it was being done by someone else. We are still progressing with the aftermath (painting, light fittings, yada yada) but I'm finding that I now have a b ....

I was part of the group of members of the 2mm Scale Association who signed up for a batch of LNWR etches, designed by David Eveleigh, to be produced late in 2015.#160; Fast forward a few months and though the good offices of another member (cheers David V) a significant number headed this way.#160 ....

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 ....

Station Painting Source: Swinton 2 mm | 4 May 2016 | 7:51 pm BST
I finished painting my laser cut platforms over the bank holiday weekend. As with my bridge the plastic was first primed with two coats of Halfords grey plastic primer.The platform has then been painted using Winton and Newton oil paints. To begin the oil paints were thinned down with white sp ....

Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the Group meeting on Saturday ... life getting in the way of modelling again ... but I did manage to find time over the weekend to put the finishing touches to my model of Lightcliffe signal box and also (about five years after starting it) to the 'box for my own  ....

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 ....

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