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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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Air Ministry Tank by Andy Carlson, from a 2mm Scale Association kit. Part of his winning entry for the Barker Trophy at the 2016 AGM. Further images from the Annual Model Competitions are in the AGM Gallery

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.

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Fiddle Yard Idea Source: MRPAGESAQY | 16 Jan 2018 | 7:09 pm GMT
I had not previously contemplated what form the hidden sidings should take. This unexpectedly became clear in a momentary daydream. The concept was tested to my satisfaction in Templot, as shown in the diagram.Out of necessity, trains will not be very long. This design should suit the layout admirab ....

January 2018 meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 15 Jan 2018 | 5:01 pm GMT
Happy New Year!This year begins with a set of resolutions, some carried forward and some new and some for the future.Our 'to do' spreadsheet looks like this!Keith decided to make an electrical alteration to the control panel, that wasn't one of the reslolutions! But we have been here beforeMeanwhile ....

December meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 14 Jan 2018 | 10:38 pm GMT
This month's meeting was disrupted by bad weather. Those from Kent and from just north of the river made it, but the North West London contingent was snowed and iced in! As a result there was no camera available to capture the event.Pete K provided a short report, and a plea for pictures of mentione ....

January 2018 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 14 Jan 2018 | 7:31 pm GMT
An Edinburgh meeting to start 2018 - with a good attendance: Jim, Stephen, Alisdair, Alistair, Chris, Nigel and Graham. Obviously, New Year resolutions were still in the forefront of many minds, because there was relatively little nattering and an air of serious industry was established fairly early ....

PCB Galore! Source: MRPAGESAQY | 13 Jan 2018 | 2:02 pm GMT
PCB sleepers and turnout timbers have been added. I placed small offcuts of PCB sheet where the track will cross the baseboard edges. PCB components were used because I am modelling typical early 20th Century light railway track with flat-bottomed rails.Incidentally, the turnout timbers are labelled ....

Just on four years ago I posted about building one of the resin kits which had been done as a limited run of these vans.#160; My comment then was that I hoped I would eventually get my own if it were added to Steve's Shapeways shop.#160; Fortunately it has been (There is a link to the shop in th ....

A Baseboard and a Track Base Source: MRPAGESAQY | 9 Jan 2018 | 11:49 pm GMT
Moving quickly on, the baseboard for the scenic section of the layout has been constructed. I largely used old plywood offcuts for this. Next, I printed out a scale copy of the track plan. This was stuck to 2mm MDF. I removed the surplus bits, leaving just the outline of the trackbed. I then glued t ....

Signals Source: Modbury Updates | 6 Jan 2018 | 6:00 pm GMT
Updated the page on signals ....

The Return Source: Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog | 5 Jan 2018 | 9:00 am GMT
Like Lazarus rising, I have come back to this blog as a means to keep track of what I am doing modelling wise and, having also returned to the setup for modelling and photographing which I started with back in Longreach in 2010, I think it is going to be a lot easier to maintain the posting - alwa ....

Links Source: Modbury Updates | 4 Jan 2018 | 12:00 am GMT
Added new link to Richard Spratts Dean Coaches website ....

My entry for the 2mm Scale Association's Diamond Jubilee Layout Competition will be vaguely based on Wantage. This was the town terminus of the erstwhile Wantage Tramway. It neatly fits the maximum size allowed under the rules for the scenic area.The curves on the real thing were very tight. I  ....

Posing for the camera Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 31 Dec 2017 | 7:03 pm GMT
At the Euskirchen exhibition, I asked Peter to use his camera to try to replicate some of the source photos I have of the real Freshwater. After some manipulation, here are the results:It shows some irregularities, and focal length differences, but the main one is the position of the buffer stop i ....

Back building buildings Source: Pennine 2mm Area Group | 22 Dec 2017 | 9:04 pm GMT
For various reasons, time for modelling has been in short supply in 2017, but an enforced absence from work since the beginning of October has meant that I've had quite a bit of spare time on my hands.So what have I been doing with it?Well, cast your minds back 18 months or so ago, and I'd just fini ....

NEAG December meeting update. Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 16 Dec 2017 | 8:32 pm GMT
NEAG members had their Christmas get together today and it took the form of show and tell with a number of people bringing along projects heitherto unseen., and we all hade a general chit chat of an afternoon. There was a pause in the proceedings to allow 2mm Scale Association Chairman Andy ....

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