We are pleased to announce our first 3D printed product. Now in Shop 2:
2-090 Wagon Buffers (3D Printed) - GWR Self Contained £1.20 set 4
IMPORTANT - PAYPAL INSTRUCTIONS BY EMAIL
Many years ago, the Association started accepting payment by plastic card. This was especially useful for overseas members who no longer had to visit the bank and get a Sterling Money Order and indeed, many UK members found it convenient too. We did, and still do, only accept shop orders paid by card by original paper instruction.
More recently the option of paying by Paypal was introduced and I am aware that, at various times, shopkeepers have accepted email orders from overseas members. This has been purely on an ad-hoc basis and no formal process has been agreed. It was recently agreed by the committee that we should formally accept email instructions for Paypal orders. This option is now available to all members regardless of where you live. Please follow the instructions below to ensure that your order is processed smoothly:
• Send your order to one of the three shop email addresses. Each shop order will require a separate order and email.
• The heading of your email should be “2mm Order [Your Name] [Your Membership No]”
• Use the order generator on the Association website and save as a PDF file. Include the email address relating to your Paypal account in the prefill box.
• Attach the PDF to your email. There is no need for any text in the body of the email.
• The shopkeeper will assemble your order and generate a Paypal Request Money email. Please respond to this straightaway.
• Paypal will transfer the funds and your order will be shipped.
Please be conscious that the Shopkeepers, like all Association officers and committee, give their free time to operate this service. A reply to your order may not be immediate.
Please also remember that a 2% surcharge is added to all Paypal orders as the Paypal transfer process costs us a fair bit more than that. For this who wish to post an order and pay by card, open cheque or indeed Paypal, you are still more than welcome to do so.
New stock of Code 40 Bullhead Rail now in. Regretably this has forced a price rise to £7.50 per 20 lengths.
Rolling Stock Wheels
Unfortunately, we have had to increase the price of these again as component cost increase. Please note that 7mm wheels are now only available from Shop 3 (Coaching Stock)
Two new items both in Shop 3
3-528 Etched Handrail Knobs - Fret of 20 £0.50 each
4-723 Plastic Coach Seat Strip £1.50 each
GEARS - IMPORTANT
For a number of years the Association has stocked both metric and imperial gears. The phasing out of imperial gears will now commence with immediate effect. No further stocks will be ordered and the imperial items have all been moved to WSL. Stock levels on many imperial items is low and indeed some are already sold out. If you require a particular imperial item, I would suggest that you order it sooner rather than later.
For those of you unfamiliar with metric gearing (and I was until very recently!), the M0.4 range are a straight replacement for 64DP and should fit most of the modern kits offered by the Association and small suppliers (Fencehouses, Masterclass) on a like for like basis without adjustment.
The M0.3 are approximately equivalent to 80DP and will be appropriate for those members who are scratch-building or using scratch aids.
All metric gears are bored 3.0mm and the standard muff to take one or two metric gears is 3-102b. As these are precision turned for diameter and concentricity, the accuracy reflects in the price. Standard axle muffs, 3-100 and 3-103, will continue to be stocked as a cost effective alternative on none geared wheel-sets.
Worms and gear-sets are also included in this phase out. To accommodate this, metric sets are being phased in: In stock now: 3-364 Gear-set M0.25 30:1. £5.50. Coming soon: 3-363 Gear-set M0.25 21:1. £5.50
Each set will comprise a brass skew-cut gear bored at 3.0mm and two acetal worms, one bored at 1.0mm and one at 1.5mm.
Compatibility with existing kits is maintained as these have the same centre distance as their respective 100DP predecessors.
For the majority of members, the switch over should be relatively straightforward. If you have any questions, drop me a line and I'll try to help.
Products and Shops
2mm Scale Association operates three mail order shops for members, supplying components
and kits for 2mm modelling. (From April 2012 we've reorganised the shops, merging
shop 4 with shop 3).
Sales are to members only, addresses of shop keepers
and ordering details are supplied to members in the Newsletter.
to the Association products below, we have a list of products available from smaller
suppliers, both commercial and member's private projects available
There are three shops, arranged by the material supplied.
- Shop 1 Track components and publications.
- Shop 2 Freight Rolling Stock.
3 Locomotives, Coaching and Non-Passenger coaching parts.
in replacement wheels for some locos are available from January 2010.
- The Wheel Turning
Service can alter the profile on N gauge locomotive wheels to allow many N
locomotives to run on 2mm Track.
- Locomotive Kits; the
Class 08 Diesel Shunter
and the LMS Standard Black 5 are produced in batches. If you wish to add your
name to the next batch, please contact the sales officer who can advise when the
next batch may be available, the price and ordering process.
shop page has a list of products and its product code. Some products also have
an information symbol and/or a camera
symbol which can be clicked to reveal
further details. If you are interested in how the product pages work, I've written
a page about it
Finally, the ScaleFour society webpages
have a number of "where
to get..." pages (opens in new window) with links to numerous interesting
sources of bits and pieces.