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With the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we have postponed the Diamond Jubilee Expo. Originally scheduled for June 2020, this will now take place in 2021, date to be arranged. The Diamond Jubilee Layout Challenge will also be delayed.
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:51:33 GMT
In anticipation of the 60th Anniversary of the 2mm Scale Association, we are running a layout building challenge to encourage as many layouts as possible to be available for the jubilee year.
Sat, 30 Mar 2019 09:35:28 GMT
The books "Track" and "Point Rodding", both relevant to modellers in all scales, and a sample 2mm Finescale Mineral Wagon kit, are available for ordering on the website.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:16:01 GMT
The Black 5 Locomotive and Tender kit has not been available for a number of years despite the fact that the Association held many of the parts of which the kit is comprised. The kit is now relaunched as a set of independently available parts. Full details of how members can obtain the components are available on the shop 3 part of the website.
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:09:21 GMT
Nick Mitchell constructs a chassis for a LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee locomotive, videoing each step of the process.
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 12:25:05 GMT
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A new publication covering the use of headcodes, tail lamps, side lamps, and the display of numbers and codes on trains from the 19th century until the current day. A concise guide for all serious modellers. Available to order on this website.

June 2nd-4th Online Zoom video workshop: "How to Build the BR 16T Wagon Taster Kit".

Further details of the Zoom meeting, and all other events are on the Events Page

 

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All together now... Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 3 Jun 2020 | 1:15 pm BST
This week I have been mostly devising uncoupling systems..... I like Microtrains knuckle couplers which I use on the outer ends of cuts of wagons (or even complete trains). In between I use whatever suits best which includes Kato non-automatic knuckles which are very small and unobtrusive and, on on ....

Geoffs Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 27 May 2020 | 4:49 pm BST
Well hello, This is my first attempt to blog and thanks to Mick S for helping me today. I'm not good at computers, so bear with me. Hopefully attached are photos of my little layout and my entire locomotive and wagon fleet! Bob Jones wagons and a re-profiled Graham Farrish. Wagons are great, the l ....

Here We Go Again! Source: MRPAGESAQY | 24 May 2020 | 8:51 pm BST
Apologies for another prolonged absence - due mainly to life, which has got in the way almost totally over the last year or more. I should be able to see more free time from now onward, but model railways will still conflict with other interests and obligations to some degree. The deadline for the 2 ....

Dunallander Update Source: 2mm Grampian Area Group | 18 May 2020 | 8:35 pm BST
Since our last posting, Tony has set up fortnightly group zoom meetings (Azuma for LNER fans) and Roy has again been busy working on Dunallander. The following are photographs and a description of the work Roy has carried out.The main work which was the restructuring of Dunallander's north boards, w ....

May 2020 FCAG meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 16 May 2020 | 7:34 pm BST
The FCAG met by Zoom this month, with a record attendance: Stephen, James, Chris M, Chris G, James, Jim, Simon, Alasdair, Alastair, Nigel, Andy, Graham, Mick from the NEAG and Tony from the Grampian area group. We had a busy two-hour session of "On My Workbench".First up was Chris M., who has  ....

Another signal Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 14 May 2020 | 12:58 pm BST
Now this isn't in the Bob Jones league at all, but attached (assuming I can work out how to do this) is a picture of my own latest signal, a disc with route indicator box. The disc works, the indicator doesn't! It's a marriage of two N Brass kits. The signal itself is from a fairly recent new releas ....

This month we chose to do what several other 2mm Association Area Groups have done and have a virtual meeting using Zoom. Anticipating some problems with technology and Internet connections, and not a little resistance too, Howard - with his MERG - experience set up a zoom space to commence at our n ....

NBR Waverley 3 Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 26 Apr 2020 | 9:38 pm BST
During the lockdown I have been able to progress my 2mm loft layout 'Copshawholm' and I enclose a few images which I hope you will find of interest. The above view is the south end of the station and also shows the yard exit road. Aargh - that fence is glaring white! The above shows the north  ....

The Covid-19 Coronavirus lockdown has meant that we were unable to have our scheduled April meeting. The idea of looking back over the last twelve months of being 'on the road' with Lightermans Yard suggested a way of keeping our social presence. It so happens that we were showing off pretty regular ....

Siding Ballast Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 18 Apr 2020 | 8:46 am BST
Geoff Hodson asked a question regarding ballasting and I answered in the comments section of his posting. Briefly it's artist water colour paper cut to size and laid between the Easitrac sleeper base in a bid to represent neglected track which has been almost buried by 'muck'- equally it could be us ....

Made in Darlington Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 14 Apr 2020 | 12:15 pm BST
In these difficult and extraordinary times Mick has cast the net for contributors to this blog wider than usual (Thanks Mick). That explains why I, a southern interloper, am writing about my current projects. It's not all bad though because, despite my modelling being focussed on the Cheshire Lines  ....

It's been a while! Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 5 Apr 2020 | 2:13 pm BST
Hello again all, and hoping everyone is well and keeping safe in these unusual times! It certainly has been a while since I was on here, and having just had an e-mail from Mick offering to reinstate me I have jumped at the chance. Mind, I needed Mick's help to remind me how to get a posting done! A ....

I noticed this morning that one of the chassis was not sitting quite square under the mineral wagon body, so I decided to split the two and re-attach in the (hopefully) correct position. To keep my attention span going, I had just made a fresh cup of coffee, which was sitting near the edge of the ta ....

(No title) Source: 2mm Grampian Area Group | 4 Apr 2020 | 7:48 pm BST
Although our meetings are cancelled due to the current situation, Roy has been working away on his own making some changes to the sidings on Dunallander. Originally there were 6 sidings which were straight and parallel. They have now been reduced to an authentic 4 sidings following the red ....

Scrapheap challenge Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 4 Apr 2020 | 7:32 pm BST
Hi All, In the spirit of keeping in touch, I thought I would update you with what I've been working on during the lockdown (apart from actual work, that is!). I decided to have a go at scratchbuilding a Highland Railway 0-6-0T 'scrap tank' to work my DJLC layout. This would never have bee ....

(No title) Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 4 Apr 2020 | 2:34 pm BST
As a change from gardening, I've been catching up on building wagon kits, some of which I have had in store for some time, others newly purchased - Shop 2 is too handy now! Completed are a further eight 16-ton mineral wagons, 4 DSI-braked with bottom doors, 2 with Morton 4-shoe brakes and no bottom  ....

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