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With the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we have postponed the Diamond Jubilee Expo. Originally scheduled for June 2020, this will now take place in 2021, date to be arranged. The Diamond Jubilee Layout Challenge will also be delayed.
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
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
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A new publication covering the use of headcodes, tail lamps, side lamps, and the display of numbers and codes on trains from the 19th century until the current day. A concise guide for all serious modellers. Available to order on this website.

Annual Model Competition 2020 was held online. Details of entries, and the competition results are on the AGM 2020 page

June 2nd-4th Online Zoom video workshop: "How to Build the BR 16T Wagon Taster Kit". Video now available

 

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September 2020 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 24 Sep 2020 | 9:45 pm BST
It is now almost six months into what has become known as 'the new normal'. For us and many other 2mm groups, that has meant virtual online 'show and tell' mediated over forty minutes Zoom sessions, replacing our monthly four hour face-to-face meetings, variously lubricated by the comfort of mugs of ....

On A Roll Source: MRPAGESAQY | 14 Sep 2020 | 7:03 pm BST
I am suddenly in the mood for modelling again! More wiring has been done, including board 3 and the uncoupling magnets on board 2.The 3rd board (non-scenic) has just one track and no accessories, so the wiring is very simple. Here is a view from the operating side......and underneathI added a  ....

September 2020 FCAG meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 13 Sep 2020 | 10:45 pm BST
We had a bumper attendance of 12 at this month's virtual meeting: Martin, Nigel, Alastair, Alisdair, Tony, Simon, Stephen, Graham, Jim, Richard, Andy and James. This month's theme was the project you'd love to build but (probably) never will. It prompted some interesting discussion. Andy took u ....

Electricity! Source: MRPAGESAQY | 11 Sep 2020 | 10:46 pm BST
Progress on the electrics continues with batteries,wires and switches, amongst other things.On the fiddle yard, I have now finished revising the electrics for the turntable. The battery holder from the Kitwood kit has been replaced by one originally designed to hold 3 batteries. This has been  ....

Spaced Out Source: Wealden Area Group | 8 Sep 2020 | 9:56 pm BST
No, not describing the time it has taken since our last post (although that would also apply), but the fact that we managed to meet up in person in a larger room and correctly distanced. As the last meeting was at the beginning of March, this meant 6 months since our previous get-together and clearl ....

Movement! Source: MRPAGESAQY | 4 Sep 2020 | 9:11 pm BST
The scenic board is now fully wired with working turnouts. Here is a short video - sorry about the long pause at the start.I am particularly pleased with how well the loco traverses the single blade point near the start of the video. I had been a little worried about how well it would work. He ....

 Hi everybody,Just thought I would show a few pictures of progress on my new 2mm layout 'Copshawholm' based loosely on Newcastleton on the former Waverley Route.The above shows the north end with part of the yard used for timber traffic. This is the cattle dock. The main lines are in the backgroun ....

Locomotive kits in 4 mm scale Source: eveleighcreations | 30 Aug 2020 | 11:30 pm BST
I have been asked to consider producing kits for certain locomotives in 4 mm scale (standard gauge).   At the moment two Great Eastern Rly locomotives look likely : Johnson No.1 Class #8216;Little Sharpie#8217; 2-4-0 which lasted in service from the 1870s to 1913 when the last one was withdrawn. ....

I said back in June with the Resurrection Post that I'd have stuff to write about over the next few weeks... Well here we are, two months later and only one thing written about, and that was using an article I'd already written!Ho hum.Part of the trouble is being willing to use my modelling ti ....

August 2020 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 25 Aug 2020 | 9:47 am BST
Apologies for the late posting of this month's report. It's well known in the press that August is the 'silly month' when there is no real news. Of course, that is until you come to August 2020 when we are suddenly saturated with news, most of which we would prefer was not news. We did me ....

New products - updated content. Source: eveleighcreations | 19 Aug 2020 | 11:44 pm BST
I have been beavering away for months designing etches and building and testing things, then writing instructions. Finally I have been able to update the website (long overdue). You will find new 4mm sc ....

July and August 2020 FCAG meetings Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 17 Aug 2020 | 8:19 pm BST
Two months for the price of one in this update!Our July video meeting had the theme of wagons: Alisdair Campbell gave us a rundown on his collection, from BR prototypes to his Highland Railway fleet, from plastic kits, commercial etches, and his own etch designs, and some pure scratchbuilds. Some di ....

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