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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
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
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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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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. ....

An Nn3 Model of the Class A Shay - Part 1 Source: Valentin's Blog | 20 Sep 2018 | 3:59 pm BST
The #8220;Shay#8221;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#8217;s narrow gauge lines, I dreamt about building a small logging layout. With #8216;2mm to a foot#8217; ....

A Shay Locomotive in Romania Source: Valentin's Blog | 20 Sep 2018 | 1:54 pm BST
The Shay is one of the very few American locomotives I like. A while ago I learned that two of these delightful machines designed by Ephraim Shay (17 July 1839 - 19 April 1916) were shipped to Europe. What surprised me most was that one of them ended up in Romania.The engine having the shop  ....

September 2018 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 14 Sep 2018 | 1:47 pm BST
The focus for this meeting was the upcoming Croydon MRS exhibition at Warlingham on 13-14 October. Our main concern being transporting the layout.The Willmington show, which would have normally taken place on the second weekend in October, is not taking place this year. It normally displaces our reg ....

Progress update Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 12 Sep 2018 | 10:40 pm BST
Although it has been a year since I posted on this blog, I have made gradual progress with the layout during that time. While the layout was on show at the Darlington exhibition last week, I used the opportunity to take some photos. As the scenery progresses, it is starting to look more anachronisti ....

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