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The Wheel Turning service is temporarily suspended. Our wheel turner is unwell. All orders in progress have been completed, but any new orders will be returned without work being done. We'll update this news as and when we have information about the service re-starting.
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:15:43 GMT
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
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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.

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May 2021 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 13 May 2021 | 11:52 pm BST
May is the first anniversary of our monthly meetings in cyberspace courtesy of Zoom! On the whole these meetings, shortened to 40 minute online get togethers, have been interesting ventures into the modeling we been doing during lockdown. From track laying, rolling stock building and RR conversion, ....

May 2021 FCAG meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 8 May 2021 | 10:48 pm BST
Our May virtual meeting had the theme of "scenery". Alistair, Alisdair, Alasdair, Simon, Jim, Roy, Tony, Richard, Graham, Nigel, Mick and Andy attended.First up was Andy, who for historical interest showed us how he'd created the hillside for a viaduct on his previous layout with layers of expanded  ....

Quick 4F and 40 Conversions Source: Pennine 2mm Area Group | 3 May 2021 | 4:19 pm BST
Before clearing the modelling desk ready for tracklaying operations, I decided that it was worth doing a 'quick' conversion of a Farish 4F that I'd had the bits for lying round since getting them at a Supermeet in Chelford some years ago.Saturday was spent prepping the wheels, giving them initial co ....

April 2021 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 30 Apr 2021 | 11:18 pm BST
At last out attention turns to the possibility of a 'real' meeting in the months ahead. A chance to closely inspect and handle, and discuss techniques and practical solutions. The blog will still play it's part, as it did before restrictions, a running digest of our work around Lightermans Yar ....

Back after Lockdown Source: Pennine 2mm Area Group | 29 Apr 2021 | 9:08 pm BST
Since the last post a lot has happened, and over the last almost year and a half of lockdown chances to get to Keighley have been few and far between - mainly to check up on things and that's it.However, with a hopeful return towards normality group meetings should be starting up again soon and we'v ....

Three Wheels On My Wagon Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 18 Apr 2021 | 10:33 pm BST
Having used my imagination to create a non-descript building supplies/scrap dealership at the far end of Freshwater goods yard that I have not found photographs of, I decided the business needed a better means of transporting its wares than the old bicycle. I purchased an Autocraft white metal c ....

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 ....

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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.

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