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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

Chelford Cheshire: Supermeet & Skills Day, 19th May,
and other 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.

How to join the 2mm Scale Association

New Articles from Area Group and Member Blogs

Everything new within the last 40 days. To add your blog or site, please contact webmaster.

Celford 2018 Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 20 May 2018 | 10:55 am BST
Yesterday I took all of my various Hayle related bits and pices to the Supermeet/Skills day at Chelford. It was a great day but it's fair to say that I was ready for some sleep by the time I got home again. I got a bunch of my research photos printed by one of the online companies. I ha ....

May 2018 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 14 May 2018 | 11:01 pm BST
Lighterman's Yard returned to base at this meeting having been housed at Alan's and Pete K's houses after an enjoyable, if at times stressful, Crawley show.The control panel went home with Keith for investigation into the uncoupling magnet problem (Magnet-gate). At the meeting Keith reported t ....

May 2018 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 13 May 2018 | 10:42 am BST
For a change this month, we decided to visit Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life. Most of us had visited it at some point in the past but it was time to renew our acquaintance.Summerlee, the site of an ironworks which closed in 1930 and later of a crane factory, is Scotland's principal muse ....

May 2018 Meeting Source: Wealden Area Group | 7 May 2018 | 7:42 pm BST
Gosh, it's been a long time since we did an update.  To remedy this, I brought my camera along to the latest meeting in order to snap what people were up to. Apologies for the picture quality - I spent some time getting the settings right for deep depth of field and the first picture came out fine  ....

Kyle @ Billericay...and next steps... Source: kyle of lochalsh | 6 May 2018 | 5:14 pm BST
Afternoon all, An update from the Billericay show yesterday. A nice small friendly show set in 3 buildings joined by a garden...the Mayor arrived for a scheduled 30 minute visit...and ended up staying 2 hours! His driver was well impressed by the sounds from the 37's just as he remembered the ....

Where Did April Go? Source: MRPAGESAQY | 2 May 2018 | 6:03 pm BST
April was a relatively uneventful month from a railway modelling perspective. Holidays and a debilitating sore throat/cough/cold put paid to much progress on 'Burghmire', my model railway layout loosely based on Wantage.I did manage to install the point blades and remaining check rails. This means t ....

Gallery Source: Modbury Updates | 1 May 2018 | 1:00 pm BST
Selection of photos taken at the Epsom and Ewell Exhibition 2018 ....

4mm scale coach body test etches. Source: eveleighcreations | 1 May 2018 | 12:27 am BST
I received the test etches a couple of weeks ago and have built two of the three types so far - the Third class and the Brake Third.   (The first class is identical to the Third in terms of the build, so I know that one will go together.)   The etches, as always from PEC, were of excelle ....

Tractor Frames Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 28 Apr 2018 | 9:41 pm BST
I've been making bits for the shunting tractor for a while now (the one in the video in the previous post is just for testing). For the most part it will be scratchbuilt and it's a bit of a case of making up the plan as I go along... never having built a model of a wheel loader before. The cab ....

Kyle goes to TOWIE... Source: kyle of lochalsh | 22 Apr 2018 | 7:28 pm BST
Evening all - smashing weather the last few days Last year I accepted an invite to the Billericay Model Railway Group one day show on 5th May 2018, so Kyle is Essex bound. It's a small one day show which is my preference at the moment juggling the hobby with work and family commitment ....

Scottish Supermeet 2018 Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 22 Apr 2018 | 9:07 am BST
The Forth and Clyde Area Group and Grampian Area Group joined forces to stage the 2mmSA 2018 Scottish Supermeet in Perth on 21 April. We were pleased to see several new faces from Scotland and particularly happy that several members from south of the Border made the long trip north to show their sup ....

A Model of the 'Shay' Source: Valentin's Blog | 19 Apr 2018 | 8:36 pm BST
The 'Shay's are the American locomotives I like most and also one of my all-time favourite steam engines. Soon after learning that one such locomotive was once used on my homeland's narrow gauge lines, I dreamt about building a small logging layout. With '2mm to a foot' being my scale of c ....

On the weekend of 14 - 15 April, Lightermans Yard was a guest layout at the Crawley MRS Show held at a school hall in Horsham. Summer struck on the Saturday, when apparently, most punters took advantage of the sun. However, the show was reasonably well attended on both days, and especially on Sunday ....

April 2018 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 15 Apr 2018 | 5:44 pm BST
This month saw us back on the north bank of the Clyde in Scotstoun. Almost a full house for FCAG: Alisdair hosted and Andy, Alistair, Graham, Jim, Stephen, Simon and Gordon attended.Jim had brought his signalbox for Kirkallanmuir to let us see the LED lighting, powered by a button cell, and very nic ....

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

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