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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
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
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LNER P2 "Mons Meg" by Tim Watson. Winning entry for the Groves Trophy at the 2018 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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November 2018 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 14 Nov 2018 | 11:37 pm GMT
This month we held part 1 of our planned locomotive workshop on converting a Dapol Terrier to 2mm finescale (that is the chassis).Before we got under way there was time to admire Keith's point work for a fiddle yard. This is constructed with flat bottom track soldered directly onto a PCB board, with ....

I'm Back! Source: MRPAGESAQY | 14 Nov 2018 | 8:49 pm GMT
It's been too long! I took over responsibility for restoring a 4mm scale layout over the Summer. It proved more challenging than I had expected, so I have been spending all my modelling time working on that for the last few months. It is time to get back to Burghmire!I decided to start with a quick  ....

Kyle - Up the (Spaghetti) Junction... Source: kyle of lochalsh | 11 Nov 2018 | 9:30 pm GMT
Evening all, Viewers alerted by wiring nightmares should avert their eyes now... As per usual with my blog entries they are a mix of positive and negative experiences but it's all about the process and how we get there, right? This weekend I looked to test the turnout in situ before sp ....

Kyle - further PW progress... Source: kyle of lochalsh | 4 Nov 2018 | 7:28 pm GMT
Evening all, The trip to Wycrail yesterday allowed me to make a few purchases and undertake some further work today on the new track insert(s) - A set of Xuron track cutters, new soldering iron 2mm chisel bit and a soldering iron cleaner were ticked off the shopping list. First thing tod ....

November 2018 Meeting Source: Wealden Area Group | 4 Nov 2018 | 3:11 pm GMT
November saw our largest ever attendance with 9 people sitting round the tables for the usual mix of work and chat. Gareth brought his latest creation, a scratchbuilt SECR F1 class. It is powered using a Dapol Terrier chassis in the tender. He was also planning his next project, an early GER loco ....

Signal cabin Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 3 Nov 2018 | 6:49 pm GMT
Currently I'm working on the signal cabin for Corrieshalloch. This is the last major building planned for the layout. There would have been one of these at each end of the station, controlling each end of the crossing loop, but my layout only features one end of the station.The cabin is based on dra ....

Cattle Dock Source: Modbury Updates | 30 Oct 2018 | 11:35 am GMT
Added a new page to website describing the construction of the Cattle Dock on Modbury. ....

The Shay at Expo Narrow Gauge 2018, Swanley Source: Valentin's Blog | 27 Oct 2018 | 10:51 pm BST
In spite of the front truck being split in three places, the #8220;Shay#8221; run without having a break for 8 hours on Mark Fielder#8217;s #8220;The Pizza#8221; layout. The Searails PowerMAX! motor is not cheap but, in my opinion, it#8217;s worth every penny. The three disconnected logging tr ....

kyle - makeover III... Source: kyle of lochalsh | 25 Oct 2018 | 5:10 pm BST
Evening all, Something I mentioned in my last blog update was that I wanted to replace the turnout(s) which had intermittent faults. The more troublesome being the turnout in the station having power issues as well as the odd derailment when running around. The other suffers the occaisional de ....

October 2018 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 21 Oct 2018 | 11:03 am BST
Once more in sunny Edinburgh for this month's meeting. Alistair, Alisdair, new face Alastair, Stephen, Andy, Nigel, and Simon met at Graham's house.Alisdair gave a short talk on "wagons from plastic kits", starting with a look at the 2mmSA 1887 RCH kit and how it can be bashed into a number of inter ....

Class A Shay in Nn3 - Part 2 Source: Valentin's Blog | 21 Oct 2018 | 9:18 am BST
I enjoyed assembling all the components of this little locomotive. The tender, the cab, and the boiler soldered to the frame: Tender, cab, and boiler soldered to the frame The two steam cylinders engine is made up of pewter and brass components soldered together: Engine More small components have be ....

October 2018 Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 17 Oct 2018 | 8:21 pm BST
The regular monthly meeting date for October is normally a week out, the second Sunday of the month is usually taken up by the Model Railway Exhibition held in the church hall Willmington where we meet. The October meeting is normally held one week later. However, this year the 'home' exhibition did ....

Wigan 2018 Source: St Ruth | 7 Oct 2018 | 10:00 pm BST
Closing out our 2018 outings was a trip to Wigan this weekend. Friday evening saw us finding a local hostelry where we were amongst a rather partisan bunch watching Wigan play Castleford in the Rugby League semi final. Wigan won so everyone in the pub was happy although when we got back to the hotel ....

Contours Source: Swinton 2 mm | 7 Oct 2018 | 11:25 am BST
I have now completed shaping all the contours associated with the layout. These have been created from balsa wood and Ronseal High Performance Wood Filler. Please see some pictures of progress to date taken at the 2mm Association AGM yesterday. ....

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