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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.

AGM 2020 will be on 19th September, online via Zoom. Details are on the AGM 2020 page

Annual Model Competition 2020 will be held online. Closing date for entries is 29th August. Details on the AGM 2020 page

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

 

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.

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July and August 2020 FCAG meetings Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 10 Aug 2020 | 7:11 pm BST
Two months for the price of one in this update!Our July video meeting had the theme of wagons: Alisdair Campbell gave us a rundown on his collection, from BR prototypes to his Highland Railway fleet, from plastic kits, commercial etches, and his own etch designs, and some pure scratchbuilds. Some di ....

Dunallander Update Source: 2mm Grampian Area Group | 22 Jul 2020 | 7:50 pm BST
As restrictions still prevent us all from our meetings, some of the group continue with Zoom meetings every fortnight. On the modelling front, Roy continues with work on the boards, Tony has been working on some stock and Mike with the buildings. I have now became an expert at gaining weight. Jim Wa ....

(No title) Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 20 Jul 2020 | 4:14 pm BST
These hopper wagons are for the 'fitted head' of my representation of 8M17, the Monckton (Royston) - Northwich coke train which ran via Woodhead until closure. Class 8 trains had to have a certain proportion of braked stock at the head of the train to allow them to run at (I think) 35mph. The ....

July 2020 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 17 Jul 2020 | 5:18 pm BST
Once again we find ourselves in the virtual world discussing work in progress on our several projects, but unable to enjoy the pleasures of life before lockdown. Having said that the zoom world is a rewarding space where we can show projects all be it without the advantage of 3D inspection. Mode ....

More Progress Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 14 Jul 2020 | 3:03 pm BST
Afternoon all, hope you are all well and staying safe. There has been a bit of progress on my little layout. Firstly a name! How about Progress Pit, not in the least original but at least its a name. Looking in some publications I came across Shotton colliery near Peterlee. About five miles from whe ....

Track Painting Source: Swinton 2 mm | 4 Jul 2020 | 9:33 pm BST
I have used time in lockdown to begin the process of painting the track. The track was first cleaned three times with Phoenix Precision Paints pre-paint cleaner and then primed with one coat of Phoenix Precision Paints spray etch primer. The paint on the surface of the rails was then  ....

Now some readers may find the following a bit repetitious depending on their choice of reading. I have recently (i.e. in the last few months) had two different on-line magazines publish articles regarding my first forays into N6.5/Nn3 Narrow Gauge Modelling so if you're a subscriber to N Scale ....

Resurrection Source: Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog | 23 Jun 2020 | 5:40 am BST
One of the more interesting perils of being a high school teacher is the students periodically decide to do a Google search on you. And if you are really "lucky" they find you. This happened to me recently and so my blog was dusted off from the internet and I had to show some of my stuff ....

June 2020: Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 17 Jun 2020 | 11:15 pm BST
This month we again met, in what seems to be becoming the choice for several 2mm Association Area Groups, to hold a virtual meeting using Zoom. Whilst we all miss the 'real world' contact of face to face discussion and the close-up inspection of 'real' things, zoom does maintain an air of normality. ....

The list above is automatically generated from RSS feeds, using SimplePie, which is a freely available script.

Note: Feb 18th 2019: RMWeb blogs now have an option to enable RSS on them. If you have a Blog on RMWeb and wish it to appear in the above list, please enable RSS on your RMWeb blog, and then contact the webmaster to have it included in the above list.

March 2020: Annual editing of the feed list threw up a few dead blogs, so they've been removed from the auto-checker (which has also fixed the page load speed - it was waiting for these dead blogs to not answer). If you've re-started your blog, and it doesn't appear in the list below, or postings fail to appear above, please get in touch with the webmaster.

Sites checked: Forth & Clyde Area Group 2mm Grampian Area Group 2mm North East Area Group 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group Swinton 2 mm Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog MRPAGESAQY St Ruth Modbury Updates Lillesand Flaksvandbanen i titteskap (diorama) kyle of lochalsh Basingstoke Area Group Hydraulic Heaven Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog Pennine 2mm Area Group Wealden Area Group eveleighcreations Finescale N in Norway. RENA 1900 Building the 2mm 08 shunter kit

Sites list is edited fairly regularly, and those without new entries in the last two or three years are removed, assumed defunct. So, if your site comes back to life, please get in touch to be reinstated. For advice on adding your site to the above, and a set of easy to install tools for websites, please contact the webmaster. I have added a short article about using SimplePie to make this page