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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
"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
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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

Supermeet 2017 is at Bournmoor, Durham on May 20th. The AGM for 2017 will be in Aldershot. 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.

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.

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Bournmoor Supermeet Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 24 May 2017 | 12:36 am BST
Saturday 20 May 2017 A celebration of 35 years of the North East Area Group 1982-2017Lightermans Yard traveled to Bournmoor Co Durham to take part in the celebration of 35 years of the North East Area Group which was well attended by 2mm Association members. Four from the Kent amp; Essex Group, Pet ....

(No title) Source: Finescale N in Norway. | 22 May 2017 | 10:28 am BST
Here my intention is to show the results of testing the chassis on the track. Unfortunately the videos are reduced in resolution from the original made on Iphone 7. I have asked help in Blogger Forum on the 08.05.2017 , but no answer with a solution so far today, the 22.05.2017. The same videos can  ....

May awayday Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 22 May 2017 | 8:04 am BST
We don't get out much in the FCAG, so when we heard the 2mmSA was combining the 2017 Expo with the North East Area Group's 35th birthday party, we licked our lips. Not only because of the prospect of a whole day's drooling over other people's models, but because of the catering.First there was lunch ....

Spot the Difference? Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 19 May 2017 | 9:12 pm BST
A little puzzle for you... On the left is a new tank which has just escaped from the paint shop. ICI supplied chlorine to Hayle in the early years before Ethyl/Octel had their own chlorine works at Ellesmere Port and there was a period during which both Octel and ICI tanks were seen together. ....

May Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 15 May 2017 | 7:51 am BST
An unusual meeting - the layout wasn't present, it was scattered between various members' homes, in transit between last month's appearance at Epsom and next week's trip up to Bournmoor. So instead of the usual tweaking and gremlin hunting, we had a wide-ranging round-table discussion.Logistics and  ....

And then there were two - 2 Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 14 May 2017 | 5:06 pm BST
Having had a successful weekend running 'Freshwater' on 'Freshwater' at Abingdon, I have now turned my attentions to a second Dapol A1X Terrier locomotive, carefully copying the process that worked with number 8 'Freshwater'. The chassis is etched nickel-silver, available from the 2mm Scale Asso ....

And then there were two - 1 Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 14 May 2017 | 5:01 pm BST
For exhibiting 'Camford Junction' at our show in Basingstoke back in March, I had cobbled together various modules purchased on eBay, controlled by an Arduino, all screwed to a piece of wood and joined up with a bird's nest of wires. This provided the five analogue DC controllers to drive the tra ....

May 2017 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 6 May 2017 | 9:24 pm BST
Back in Edinburgh for this month's meeting. Alisdair, Alistair, Andy and Graham were joined by special guest star Nigel Cliffe, who among other Association jobs is the wheel elf gaffer. Nigel had brought along a box of chocolate brownies and some wagon wheels for inspection.The chocolate brownies we ....

April 2017 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 24 Apr 2017 | 7:36 pm BST
This month, special correspondent Andy Peggie provides the report:Four FCAG members held the fort, while others took advantage of the spring weather on holiday or other springtime pastimes. Alisdair provided the usual venue complete with home baking for the delectation of the attendees Alistair ....

Epsom Exhibition Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 24 Apr 2017 | 7:28 am BST
Setting up on for the exhibition, on the Friday evening, presented a few unforeseen difficulties.We met as arranged at 4pm, to beat the worst of the Friday afternoon traffic. The Exhibition venue was officially inaccessible until 5pm (still in use), so we wandered around outside trying to assess the ....

Helston 2017 Source: St Ruth | 23 Apr 2017 | 10:03 pm BST
Greetings from Kernow! The St Ruth team has just enjoyed a great weekend at the Helston show. The layout's first trip to its native country. I really enjoyed the experience - a chance to chinwag with lots of fellow Cornwall railway geeks with a special mention to the folks on the Cornwal ....

(No title) Source: Lillesand Flaksvandbanen i titteskap (diorama) | 22 Apr 2017 | 9:27 pm BST
Lillesand Flaksvandbanen (the Lillesand Flaksvand railway) was a narrow gauge railway in the south of Norway. It was built to the standard narrow gauge in Norway, 1067mm (CAP). It opened in 1896. It had dimunitive locos and wagons. It was never connected to the other railways of Norway. The line wa ....

(No title) Source: Lillesand Flaksvandbanen i titteskap (diorama) | 22 Apr 2017 | 9:05 pm BST
This is the map of the small halt Storemyr. Note stitchdrain for drainage marked on each side of the crossroad. The diorama will have the road in front And here is the train leaving the halt just by the crossroad. There is a small stitchdrain visible. n ....

(No title) Source: Lillesand Flaksvandbanen i titteskap (diorama) | 15 Apr 2017 | 3:24 pm BST
I have altered the fond into a semicircle. The window will be smaller as in the pic. belowAfter this was decided upon, I could start the construction of the real model. I made the base of four 5mm layers of foamboard then one layer for the base of the road and the track. Then I made the stiches for  ....

(No title) Source: Lillesand Flaksvandbanen i titteskap (diorama) | 14 Apr 2017 | 9:59 pm BST
... and finally the shed building on its place on the diorama...But it need a foundation and a plattform almost ready for the vitrine. The long partly open drainage ditch is a guess on how it might have been. The original map (see above) show a drainage ditch on either side of  ....

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