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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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Once upon a time - or perhaps A long time ago… is a better start! - I regaled readers with the tale of my sorting one of these here.#160; As it turned out, I never did get around to sorting the transfers and what not for the 2015 modelling competition and with the 2017 running late and  ....

New content Source: eveleighcreations | 22 Feb 2018 | 2:46 am GMT
I have just added a new page to this website.   It shows some of the models I (and some other people) have built from the etched kits I have designed. You will find it in Galleries.  ....

More Progress on Camford Junction Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 21 Feb 2018 | 4:32 pm GMT
Following a short tuition session last week, the guys are now in full swing creating 500mm lengths of plain soldered track for the fiddle yards. Soldered track is more robust, and much cheaper, than EasiTrak although it does not look as good. It will be fine for the fiddle yard. The fiddle yard  ....

Fiddle Yard Progress Source: MRPAGESAQY | 18 Feb 2018 | 9:23 pm GMT
Slow progress, due to many diversions, but the end is in sight. The fiddle yard baseboard is beginning to look good.This view is from the operating side. The far side will eventually have a tall fascia to match whatever I do for the front of the scenic board. Still a way to go then, but just about f ....

Syston 2017 Source: St Ruth | 18 Feb 2018 | 7:17 pm GMT
Our first show of 2018 has come and gone. Not too far from base - organised by the Syston club but actually in Sileby, not far from Rothley. The organisers were very welcoming and we were awarded two prizes for best layout including a trophy and some bottles of wine. We will now need to organi ....

Stroudley LBSCR 4 wheeler carriages Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 17 Feb 2018 | 4:12 pm GMT
OK, I know they did not survive into the 1950's but a 4 car set was used on the Freshwater line, so that is good enough for me. The brass etch for the bodies is available from Etched Pixels. They suggest putting them on chopped up peco wagon chassis, but I thought they would look nicer on etched ....

February 2018 Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 12 Feb 2018 | 1:36 pm GMT
This month we prepared for 'Engineering Works'. This involved the track bed and some electrical modifications, both of which were in our 'New Year' resolutions list.The continuation of ballasting the loco yard sported the addition of a water tower. Meanwhile Keith re-positioned a goods exchange yard ....

February 2018 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 11 Feb 2018 | 10:49 am GMT
Andy, Alistair, Simon, Graham and Gordon met at Alisdair's in Glasgow this month. There were a few models to look at: Simon had painted the Severn Models kits he started last month:Nice interior detail:and the Buchanan Kits Caley goods brake: Andy had a go at a Buchanan Kits lattice-post  ....

Long term readers will possibly remember back in 2016 I was given a shunting puzzle layout by one of our on again, off again LAG members (currently heading back on again which is a bonus!) and my daughter, keen as a bean to return to the Toowoomba show after her debut as an operator in 2015 was give ....

Painting Layer's backscene Source: eveleighcreations | 5 Feb 2018 | 11:42 am GMT
   In December of last year I was invited to attend 'The Model Show' at Poynton near Stockport with my layout Framsden and to demonstrate backscene painting.   While I was there I started the backscene for my little display box/test track/shunting plank, Layer.   Connie (my wife) and I ha ....

NEAG Meetiong update Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 4 Feb 2018 | 10:47 pm GMT
Below you can judge for yourselves what interest point rodding genrated yesterday at our the Bournmoor NEAG gathering. We were all treated to an interesting and impressive afternoon of theory, practice and modelling practicality on the subject of point rodding. Laurie Adams (standing in the photogra ....

Last week I wrote about the two DJM mermaids I received from Hatton's and indicated they'd be joining the UFO pile to be back liveried into black from Civil Engineer's Dutch.#160; Well as it happens, I got onto it much sooner than I thought particularly when I found that removing the bodies f ....

Layout Name - Burghmire? Source: MRPAGESAQY | 30 Jan 2018 | 12:58 pm GMT
Construction of the fiddle yard is progressing slowly. The design is quite complex. I am proceeding cautiously!The image below shows the deck more or less complete. The ends are complete and shown in the image, but are so far unattached. The deck will be trimmed to match the swing of the sector plat ....

DJM Mermaids Source: Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog | 26 Jan 2018 | 9:00 am GMT
So I thought I'd do a review of the most recent purchase to arrive from my local hobby store - Hatton's of Liverpool. I'd actually been going online to buy some short shank NEM couplers and was tempted by a pair of the DJM Mermaids. They were in Dutch grey and yellow  ....

NEAG Meeting Sat 3rd February 2018 Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 23 Jan 2018 | 10:30 pm GMT
The nex NEAG meeting sees us welcome Laurie Adams to give us what promises to be an informative afternoon on the subject of point rodding which he has developed in collaboration with Bob Jones. For 2mm Scale Association members please see shop notes in the December 2mm Newsletter for details of what ....

Ballast wagons finished Source: eveleighcreations | 21 Jan 2018 | 1:48 am GMT
Photographed on my layout, Framsden A while ago, in an earlier post, I showed some ballast wagons I was building.   They are interesting vehicles because they are very short, have dumb buffers;  the ends are different;  and the sides slope.   They were fun to build and some time I must compl ....

DIY Transfers Source: Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog | 20 Jan 2018 | 9:00 am GMT
One of the LAG members dabbles a bit in USA outline.#160; My original trainset, given to me at birth, is also American and I have, from time to time, dabbled a bit myself.#160; The collection isn't particularly big and, owing to not knowing very much about the US at the time, the Roads which I h ....

Fiddle Yard Idea Source: MRPAGESAQY | 16 Jan 2018 | 7:09 pm GMT
I had not previously contemplated what form the hidden sidings should take. This unexpectedly became clear in a momentary daydream. The concept was tested to my satisfaction in Templot, as shown in the diagram.Out of necessity, trains will not be very long. This design should suit the layout admirab ....

January 2018 meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 15 Jan 2018 | 5:01 pm GMT
Happy New Year!This year begins with a set of resolutions, some carried forward and some new and some for the future.Our 'to do' spreadsheet looks like this!Keith decided to make an electrical alteration to the control panel, that wasn't one of the reslolutions! But we have been here beforeMeanwhile ....

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