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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
For members only, copies of current and recent 2mm Magazine and Newsletters are available on the website. Requires a password to access the members only area.
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:51:29 GMT
"Track" is a major new publication from the 2mm Scale Association. The book is applicable to modellers in all scales, not just 2mm/ft. It covers the prototype, how to make parts, jigs, painting and finishing. Available to purchase from 10th January, 2013.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:34 GMT
Two new instruction guides to building Easitrac Turnouts are now available. These cover many details which are useful to all aspects of turnout construction.
Sun, 22 May 2011 19:54:34 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

The Annual General Meeting was held on Sat 15th October, at Keen House, London. Further details are found 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.

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Copper Chimneys Source: Julias Modelopolis | 16 Oct 2016 | 1:05 pm BST
Hello.For a couple of upcoming projects of mine I needed a source of some GWR type chimneys. The original plan of mine was to use some bits from the excellent range of castings that Nick Tilson of N Brass produces. The thing is his castings are in Brass and I wanted to do the distinctive copper capp ....

Good morning, An update on the 2mmFS AGM yesterday and KoL's appearance. Whilst presenting at exhibitions is still a relatively new thing for me, putting your work on show to your fellow 2mmFS peers with a common interest is a somewhat slightly nerve racking experience This was my first a ....

1907 Hurst Nelson 10T Tank Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 15 Oct 2016 | 11:32 pm BST
Hmm.. July 2015... apparently that's when I started on this particular project I've not said anything more about it on here since then... mainly because until a few days back I had no idea whether ....

dcc arrives in kyle... Source: kyle (previously in a boxfile) | 14 Oct 2016 | 8:35 pm BST
Good evening, The layout is due to appear at the 2mmFS AGM fact it's the first AGM I have ever managed to attend having joined the Association just before departing for BCN. Having made the break to DCC at the end of last year, chipped a few locos, then got distracted by th ....

October 2016 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 14 Oct 2016 | 5:37 pm BST
A number of the regular Forth amp; Clyde crew were unavailable for our October get-together, leaving Alisdair, Jim, Gordon and Graham a bit more space to work than usual.Jim had brought along his recently-completed lever frames for signal operation, which he proceeded to install with Gordon assisti ....

A somewhat exhausting weekend, virtually on home ground.Assembly of the layout was well in progress when I arrived at about 7.45 on Saturday morning, then slowed somewhat as all the various scenic sub-boards were carefully slotted into place.By opening time (10 am) everything was up and runnin ....

September 2016 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 9 Oct 2016 | 1:24 am BST
Our September meeting in Glasgow was well attended: Alisdair, Alistair, Graham, Andy, Stephen and new face Simon started the session at 11am with tea and cake. Simon had brought some intriguing and beautifully-made examples of handbuilt point and crossing work for his chosen North American prot ....

Australasian members who came to this years' Supermeet in Brisbane got a look at the first locomotive kit (which maybe available RTR in 2017 - in the sense that a bunch of us might get organised enough to build the kits for resale) which has been developed Down Here. As the picture shows it i ....

Cheap Chinese Trees Source: Julias Modelopolis | 4 Oct 2016 | 5:04 pm BST
Hello again.A sort while ago I was browsing Ebay (as you do!) and stumbled upon a couple of listings which caught my attention.;ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT ....

NEAG Meeting Update Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 2 Oct 2016 | 8:09 am BST
The picture shows a reduced number of NEAG members (Due to Wigan show and other abstractions...!) being guided through the topic for the day by Martin. In addition to the innovative design of templates for constructing turnouts using flat bottomed rail Martin also displayed early examples of his ....

NEAG Meeting notice Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 28 Sep 2016 | 2:33 pm BST
In the Distant North East Area Group meeting information.Saturday 1st October 2016St Barnabas Church Hall BournmoorTime - Please Note 2pm - 6.00pm. (approx.)  (I've managed to get a notice out this time....!) The next meeting of our group will be Saturday the 1st October. On Saturday we will be tr ....

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