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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.
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Caledonian Railway signal cabin by Alisdair Campbell - winner of The Malcolm Stone Award - seen here in position on Sauchenford. Further images from the Annual Model Competitions are in the AGM Gallery

June 25th - "SuperMeet" - at Tutbury, near Burton-on-Trent. Further details are found on the Events Page


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A Bonus Show Source: St Ruth | 27 Jun 2016 | 11:23 pm BST
For anyone likely to be in the Wolvey (near Coventry) area on Saturday, we will be setting up St Ruth in the parish church as part of the fund raising fete which is open from 2PM to 4:30PM. I can't offer you any other layouts or any model railway traders but I'd say that there is a good chance ....

Well yesterday was the 2mm Association's Supermeet at Tutbury. What a thoroughly enjoyable day it was too, a big thanks to John Aldrick and his team for organising such a successful event. I had been invited to attend with "Modbury", so arrived on Friday evening to set everything up. Unfortun ....

Tutbury Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 26 Jun 2016 | 7:55 am BST
Several members of the group converged on Tutbury Village Hall for the Supermeet, and I include below a few of the photos I took.Some of the wagons built by the late Steve Sykes, together with prizes that they won at 2FS AGM competitions.Laurie Adams' layout "Yeovil Town" The shunting tractor on Yeo ....

Tutbury Supermeet Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 25 Jun 2016 | 10:56 pm BST
The Tutbury Supermeet has come and gone. I'd like to thank John Aldrick and his helpers for organising a very enjoyable day. I spent most of it operating South Yard but had plenty of interest all day and by mid-afternoon I started to lose my voice because I'm not used to nattering quite so muc ....

A 'P' Set for South Yard Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 24 Jun 2016 | 1:19 pm BST
Some considerable time ago I invested in a couple of Chris Higgs' Maunsell coach kits. It was a bit of an impulse buy - I've always fancied having a north Cornwall 'P' set even though it doesn't fit with my usual core themes. Having languished in the gloat box ever since, I decided that South Yard's ....

Chatham Show 2016 Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 14 Jun 2016 | 12:55 am BST
This month's meeting coincided with the two day Chatham Show to which Lightermans Yard was invited, attendance at the show replacing our normal monthly proceedings. Following the successful set-up by the Friday crew (Alan, Keith, Alan B and Pete K), and leaving the layout in full running order, a my ....

NEAG Meeting Update Source: 2mm North East Area Group | 4 Jun 2016 | 7:04 pm BST
I must try and remember to post details of upcoming meetings....! The NEAG meeting today was a collaborative effort with me showing a couple of my current small projects and three other group members giving us an account of what they've been up to lately. The first picture shows yours truly  ....

Perth supermeet Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 3 Jun 2016 | 6:09 pm BST
Rather belatedly, here are a selection of photos I took during the layout's appearance at the 2mm Perth supermeet in April. The first two shots show my own stock.All buildings except for the signal cabin are now plasticard shells, although the station building is missing its roof. I'm trying to prog ....

Bank holiday engineering work Source: Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog | 2 Jun 2016 | 10:25 pm BST
The civil engineers had been a tad unhappy with the road overbridge at Corrieshalloch; probably something to do with a number of non-finescale diesel locomotives getting wedged under it. A quick check of the gauge confirmed what I had suspected: when it was glued down it was somehow pushed down too  ....

Hello.Its been a while I know but I don't want to end up posting about things that don't really deserve a post in their own right. I would much rather save up a couple of bits and put it all together into a single post. Then, hopefully, it makes my stuff a little bit more interesting. Im far from th ....

Next weekend is one of the highlights of my modelling year - the annual trip up the Mountain (well hill if you are Swiss or live anywhere near a European mountain range but for around here, it's a mountain) to Toowoomba and the Toowoomba Model Railroad Club's annual Exhibition. In past years, ....

Armed with the knowledge gained from failure, I have handed the task over to my good friend Percy V. Runce. So to Mark II... In desperation, I painted over the previous attempt with 3 coats of white emulsion to cover it. Then I mixed up a yellowy green colour and lathered it all over the ....

What goes on below Camford Junction Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 25 May 2016 | 2:11 pm BST
Now that the elevated main line tracks have been laid, I wanted to make a start with the hardware and wiring below the baseboards before track laying in the lower depot area started. Firstly, individual dropper wires were soldered to each separate length of rail, and pushed down through holes  ....

Whilst I do not consider myself to be an artist, over the last few days I have tried to add a painted back scene to Modbury. The medium I have elected to use are acrylic paints, and unfortunately I have to report that I have been somewhat unsuccessful so far!! The whole back scene was covered  ....

British Railways - as many readers will know - was obliged to carry anything which someone brought in for transportation. Well, maybe not everything but pretty well anything you can think of, the goods department had to come up with a solution for. Similarly, the preceding rail ....

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Sites checked: St Ruth Modbury - 2mm Finescale (Brunel's Baulk Road) 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group Hydraulic Heaven 2mm North East Area Group Anthony Yeates' 2mm Blog Julias Modelopolis Return of the Sith - Sithlord's Railway Blog Basingstoke Area Group Swinton 2 mm Pennine 2mm Area Group Maxstoke Canterbury 2mm Area Group Wealden Area Group RENA 1900 Andrew Crosland's 2mm Finescale Adventure 2mm London Area Group 2MM FENCE HOUSES MODEL FOUNDRY Brafferton - 2mm Finescale twommlocomotives Building the 2mm 08 shunter kit 2mm Darkest Essex Area Group

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