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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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The 2mm Calendar

A new publication covering the use of headcodes, tail lamps, side lamps, and the display of numbers and codes on trains from the 19th century until the current day. A concise guide for all serious modellers. Available to order on this website.

2020 is the Golden Jubilee year of the 2mm Scale Association. We will be holding a two-day celebratory exhibition in June in Derbyshire, details 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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Tolworth 2019 Source: St Ruth | 10 Nov 2019 | 9:27 pm GMT
Some photos from Tolworth. A good show, well attended and with plenty of quality layouts.     This IoW layout, or rather three linked layouts was just across the road from us. Always a nice subject and nicely done.   Harlyn Pier was our next door neighbour. A  ....

November 2019 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 10 Nov 2019 | 8:40 am GMT
Andy, Alistair, Alisdair, Gordon, Jim, Stephen and Graham met at Simon's house for another session aimed at adjusting the fiddle yard cassettes for Sauchenford. The first job was to fit adjusters to the support structure legs. The adjusters come with pronged T-nuts. Drill the legs ... nbs ....

Kyle be back... Source: kyle of lochalsh | 3 Nov 2019 | 5:40 pm GMT
Evening all,   Quick update to say Kyle appeared at the Wycrail one day show yesterday.   As always, a very nice show and very friendly and helpful exhibition team.    Good to see some familiar faces for a catch up and also meet some new peeps. Received some very nice comm ....

Dunallander at Aberdeen MRC show Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 28 Oct 2019 | 6:33 pm GMT
The Grampian area group took their Dunallander layout to the Aberdeen club's show this weekend for its first public outing as a work in progress. The venue was the function suite of a well-worn airport hotel and the lighting was not designed for 2mm model photography - and the layout has not yet got ....

Leeds 2019 Source: St Ruth | 27 Oct 2019 | 8:37 pm GMT
Some photos from our trip to Leeds this weekend. A nice show with some good content and the food was good too so our thanks to the organising team and also the catering folks.   It was perhaps inevitable that we were next to John Aldrick's lovely 2mm scale 'Ivybridge'. Couldn't see much i ....

The Saturday following our October meeting found us exhibiting at the Beckenham and West Wickenham Model Railway Club's one day show.The exhibition is held in what is normally the church with the pews set aside, a dauntingly high roof and very few visible signs of Sunday's use.The space is very larg ....

More Wiring Source: MRPAGESAQY | 21 Oct 2019 | 10:30 pm BST
The scenic board wiring is now more or less finished, all to my usual untidy but logical standards.As with the fiddle yard, the orange wires are soldered to the turnout frogs and will be connected to the point switches in due course.Because the layout is likely to be laid out on a table or bench for ....

October 2019 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 20 Oct 2019 | 6:32 pm BST
There was a good turn-out of FCAG members for this month's meeting: Andy, Jim, Stephen, Alistair, Alisdair, Nigel and Chris met at Graham's house in Edinburgh. The objective was to continue testing Sauchenford's fiddle-yard cassettes in an attempt to get derailment-free entry and exit, something whi ....

October 2019 Meeting Source: 2mm Kent and Essex Area Group | 19 Oct 2019 | 12:20 am BST
The meeting began with a discussion over a Templot template for a 3-way point that Pete K had made for Evercreech Junction. Pete said he had learned a lot more about Templot with this task. The discussion centred on adjustments to the exit tracks and the positioning of the check rails, and how the r ....

A Working Turnout Source: MRPAGESAQY | 16 Oct 2019 | 11:09 pm BST
I have now installed the first turnout mechanism and conducted extensive testing. After much deliberation, I chose a wire-in-tube system operated by a small slide switch. I needed a system that was compact, but accessible. The big problem with slide switches can be that they move such lightweight ba ....

Just shown Freshwater at OXRAIL 2019 in Abingdon. I finally got around to adding some more details to the layout a few weeks before the show, mostly adding further vegetation along the river Yar, and the brook that runs behind the platform.I had some extra operators, so I managed to just sit and  ....

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