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A small black and aluminium case containing 81 wagons and 3 coaches was stolen by an opportunist thief on the evening of 15-Oct-2017 whilst a van was being unloaded at the Model Railway Club in London N1. The models were made by the late Bill Blackburn and were on loan to the MRC.

Each item has a conspicuous yellow dot painted on the underside. They are all to 2mm : 1ft fine scale standards. They are superb examples of work in the scale. If you hear anything of these, for example a collection of N gauge wagons being sold, please contact either the 2mm Scale Association or the Model Railway Club in London.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:48:53 GMT
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
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Class 08 shunter, by Jerry Clifford, from a 2mm Scale Association kit. Winning entry for the Groves Trophy at the 2017 AGM. Further images from the Annual Model Competitions are in the AGM Gallery

Future Association meetings are described 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.

By joining the Association, members gain access to a wealth of knowledge and our exclusive component range designed to enable simple and accurate construction.

Find out how to get started in 2mm FineScale; with the products available from the 2mm Scale Association its easier than you might think.

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.

To keep our members in touch we produce a bi-monthly magazine and newsletter. For those with access to the internet we offer an email list where members can chat about anything pertinent to 2mm model making.

This website contains information about the Association and 2mm standards, articles about model making, and photographs to inspire the model maker.

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Kyle goes to TOWIE... Source: kyle of lochalsh | 22 Apr 2018 | 7:28 pm BST
Evening all - smashing weather the last few days Last year I accepted an invite to the Billericay Model Railway Group one day show on 5th May 2018, so Kyle is Essex bound. It's a small one day show which is my preference at the moment juggling the hobby with work and family commitment ....

Scottish Supermeet 2018 Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 22 Apr 2018 | 9:07 am BST
The Forth and Clyde Area Group and Grampian Area Group joined forces to stage the 2mmSA 2018 Scottish Supermeet in Perth on 21 April. We were pleased to see several new faces from Scotland and particularly happy that several members from south of the Border made the long trip north to show their sup ....

A Model of the 'Shay' Source: Valentin's Blog | 19 Apr 2018 | 8:36 pm BST
The 'Shay's are the American locomotives I like most and also one of my all-time favourite steam engines. Soon after learning that one such locomotive was once used on my homeland's narrow gauge lines, I dreamt about building a small logging layout. With '2mm to a foot' being my scale of c ....

On the weekend of 14 - 15 April, Lightermans Yard was a guest layout at the Crawley MRS Show held at a school hall in Horsham. Summer struck on the Saturday, when apparently, most punters took advantage of the sun. However, the show was reasonably well attended on both days, and especially on Sunday ....

April 2018 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 15 Apr 2018 | 5:44 pm BST
This month saw us back on the north bank of the Clyde in Scotstoun. Almost a full house for FCAG: Alisdair hosted and Andy, Alistair, Graham, Jim, Stephen, Simon and Gordon attended.Jim had brought his signalbox for Kirkallanmuir to let us see the LED lighting, powered by a button cell, and very nic ....

April 2018 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 11 Apr 2018 | 11:49 pm BST
At this month's meeting we used the afternoon to check the layout in preparation for our next outing to the Crawley Model Railway Society exhibition (at Horsham) the following weekend, 14/15 April 2018.Having assembled the layout to track level, we discovered that, although we had locos running, the ....

Another Deadline Approaches Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 8 Apr 2018 | 7:16 pm BST
'Freshwater' will be on show again next Saturday, 14th April 2018. It will be the first 2mmFS layout to be invited to the East Surrey N Gauge Show at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Linkfield Lane, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1EA. As usual, I wanted to get a bit more completed after its last exh ....

York 2018 Source: St Ruth | 2 Apr 2018 | 10:28 pm BST
So the much advertised snow didn't materialise (or rather it materialised mostly as rain) and we made it back in pretty good time from York. Maybe the promise of snow put off the usual Easter bank holiday trippers because the roads were fairly clear... of traffic if not water. The show was an  ....

Sorry to those of you who have been looking for a post over the last couple of weeks - it has been that time of the school term when marking and the resulting reporting take over for a a little while and not much railway work happens owing to paying work being the priority. All hasn't been lost ....

What A Difference A Week Makes Source: MRPAGESAQY | 30 Mar 2018 | 9:08 pm BST
The culmination of track laying on the scenic board is close at hand. The point blades and other minor outstanding bits shouldn't take long.I have extended the main running rails a short way onto the fiddle yard board. This means I can soon separate the boards for a while. I can then concentrate on  ....

Would you like to see my etchings? Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 22 Mar 2018 | 10:57 pm GMT
Well, I am really proud of my first attempt at producing artwork for etching. This arrived today from PPD, Special Delivery: It all looks crisp and clear, and, more importantly, the correct size. Here are the window frames for Freshwater signal box (top) and the magazine stand (centre and bo ....

Permanent Way Source: MRPAGESAQY | 21 Mar 2018 | 2:56 pm GMT
Track laying is progressing, with the first rails now soldered in place. I started with the pointy bits. I am now extrapolating outwards.Progress has been slow. The longer days open up the opportunity for a greater variety of alternative pastimes. ....

Four little four-wheeler carriages seem to require a lot of grab handles. It took most of an evening just bending and cutting these. I have drilled the coach sides for the lower end to fit into, but the top end will be above the window line, and the door surround is too narrow to drill. Fitting  ....

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