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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
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

The 2019 SuperMeet, on June 8th, at Tutbury, Staffordshire, and the AGM on 7th September in Swindon 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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Banking tank Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 20 Apr 2019 | 10:16 am BST
As well as the signal cabin, the previous post showed my first (almost-) completed loco, a Drummond 0-6-4T "banking tank". This has been my main modelling project for the last few months, and I'm happy with how it has come together. As you can see, it still needs crankpin washers (I can't find the p ....

Completed signal cabin Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 20 Apr 2019 | 9:45 am BST
Here's a photo of the painted signal cabin on the layout, although I haven't yet bedded it in to the surrounding ground. ....

Maryport 2019 Source: St Ruth | 15 Apr 2019 | 7:18 pm BST
Quite a long journey back from Cumbria last night so the blog posting had to wait until today. Some photos from our trip to Maryport - a general model show spread across two decent sized sports halls and with some very good layout content. It definitely deserved to be better attended than it was b ....

April 2019 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 15 Apr 2019 | 11:46 am BST
Present for the April meeting was Alan S, Alan B, Howard, Gordon and Pete K. Lightermans Yard arrived back at base after being On Tour since January. It was agreed that it had returned home once or maybe twice during that period but nobody could remember when.Pete K said that his G6 loco was i ....

April 2019 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 14 Apr 2019 | 1:27 pm BST
We had a fine sunny Spring day for our April meeting. Jim, Alisdair, Alistair, Andy, Gordon and Graham gathered at Simon's house in Glasgow. The occasion was the first viewing of Simon's recently-completed loft conversion, a vast, airy, sunny space which he plans to fill with various parts of the Ma ....

The Sector Plate Source: Valentin's Blog | 9 Apr 2019 | 9:18 am BST
I have never attempted to make a sector plate before. The small layout I am currently building requires one such #8220;space-saver#8221; device; even if there are only two approaching roads, a turnout would take too much space. This sector plate is a copy of the one made by the 2mm Association mem ....

Lightermans Yard was set up on Friday evening by Keith and Pete K. Unfortunately the one drawback about Friday setups is often wading through rush hour traffic to get to the venue. Throw in a few roadworks and breakdowns and the best laid plans start slipping away. As a result, this time, The Yard w ....

(No title) Source: Lillesand Flaksvandbanen i titteskap (diorama) | 1 Apr 2019 | 2:55 pm BST
After almost two years, Stein and I was able to visit the Birkenes museum near Lillesand to see the exhibition about Lillesand Flaksvandbanen. Incorporated in the exhibition is the little diorama Stein and I made for the exhibition. We were impressed by the quality of the exhibition. Especially inte ....

We all enjoyed the weekend at Alexandra Palace. Our position in the West Hall, Stand 142, attracted an almost constant crowd of onlookers. There are just so many pictures to be taken of the public enjoying Lightermans Yard! Some casting their expert eyes over the scene - and the operation ... . ....

Kyle - Steyning show 2019 Source: kyle of lochalsh | 16 Mar 2019 | 11:21 am GMT
Morning all,   A quick update from Kyle's appearance at the one day Steyning show last Sunday.   Whilst not actually a Model Railway Club, the Wielden Railway Group have a one day show each year attended by members layouts and those they choose to invite. Andrew Knights kindly ....

March 2019 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 15 Mar 2019 | 5:02 pm GMT
Back to base again without the layout which is in transit to our next exhibition appearance at the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace on 23 and 24 March. Keith and Alan took the opportunity to check the baseboards for their Somerset and Dorset layout. As this has a large footpr ....

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