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The 2mm Scale Association has added a YouTube Channel, where we will place videos of model techniques and of interest to our members.
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 10:41:52 GMT
With the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we have postponed the Diamond Jubilee Expo. The Diamond Jubilee Layout Challenge will also be delayed. Our current plan is to hold the event in the summer of 2022.
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
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
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
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GWR Dean Goods by Ian Smith, one of the winning entries at the 2020 annual model competition

Annual Model Competition 2020 and AGM was held online. 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

Future events 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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New Articles from Area Group and Member Blogs

Everything new within the last 60 days. To add your blog or site, please contact webmaster.

April 2021 FCAG meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 11 Apr 2021 | 6:13 pm BST
Our virtual meeting this month had the snappy theme "Uses, Misuses, Advantages, Disadvantages and Frustrations in the use of DCC". Nigel, Jim, James, Stephen, Chris G, all three Al(i/a)s(d/t)airs, Graham, Simon and visitor Andrew participated. Most are already using DCC, or planning to use it, so th ....

Takeaway Subway Plot Source: MRPAGESAQY | 28 Mar 2021 | 8:30 pm BST
Something I have long considered is how to create a public right of way from the archway at the back of Burghmire to the front of the layout. The platform and overall roof on the tramway rather obstruct a ground level route or even an elevated one. A subway was the only choice! Progress has also bee ....

(No title) Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 28 Mar 2021 | 12:14 pm BST
┬áNot a progress report - though there is a bit of progress - not even a crowing account of my latest achievement (!). But a request for opinions, so feel free to pile in because I can't decide what's best. My new project, Sovereign Colliery Junction includes a short length of colliery branch. I dec ....

March 2021 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 27 Mar 2021 | 6:04 pm GMT
It's almost a year since we found ourselves in Covid lockdown and unable to meet face-to-face. At the time we probably didn't think we would be in the same place a year on. Enter Zoom and other Internet meeting software. Our meetings went online and provided a means of maintaining contact and keepin ....

Stroudley 4 Wheelers for Freshwater Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 25 Mar 2021 | 8:45 pm GMT
Two sets of 30 year old ex-LBSCR 4 car 4 wheeled carriages arrived on the Isle of Wight in 1924. They were followed later by some slightly newer Billington carriages, some of which still run on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. The Stroudley sets saw less than 10 years service on the island ....

March 2021 FCAG meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 17 Mar 2021 | 8:20 pm GMT
Our March meeting attracted 13 participants - Alisdair, Alasdair, Simon, Jim, Stephen, Mick, Nigel, Richard, Chris M, Chris G, Martin, Andy and Graham all zoomed in for a few hours of "show and tell".Simon went first. He's constructing a turntable fiddle yard for "Glenfinnan", using a router on a tr ....

February 2021 FCAG meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 14 Mar 2021 | 12:25 am GMT
Our February virtual meeting was about various aspects of computer aided design. Alisdair, Alasdair, Jim, James, Chris M, Chris G, Simon, Nigel, Stephen, Graham, Andy, Roy, Richard, Mick and Andy took part, setting what is probably a record of 15 at a FCAG meeting. Five members gave illustrated talk ....

Developing The Plot Source: MRPAGESAQY | 26 Feb 2021 | 6:55 pm GMT
Development of the right hand corner of my Burghmire diorama continues in a very tentative, touchy-feely kind of way. Covid travel restrictions make it impossible to visit Burghmire - except of course in my imagination. Unfortunately, I am having problems with the PC that my image processing s ....

Dunallander Update 22/02/21 Source: 2mm Grampian Area Group | 22 Feb 2021 | 1:31 pm GMT
I am sure I speak for all when I say let us hope that there is finally light at the end of this long tunnel and we will once again be able to put on our favourite backpack, comb our greying locks (apologies to our younger members) and head for an exhibition and resume our group activities. Meanwhile ....

February 2021 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 18 Feb 2021 | 12:49 am GMT
It is now ten months that we have had to present ourselves as virtual beings! All too soon it will be a full year and still doubtful that we will be able to meet in person. At least our 'lockdown' Zoom meetings have allowed us to keep in touch, and have even shown some modelling advances during thi ....

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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 MRPAGESAQY 2mm North East Area Group 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group Basingstoke Area Group 2mm Grampian Area Group Modbury Updates Swinton 2 mm Wealden Area Group eveleighcreations Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog St Ruth Lillesand Flaksvandbanen i titteskap (diorama) kyle of lochalsh Hydraulic Heaven Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog Pennine 2mm Area Group 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