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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.

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Morning all, Yesterday was the one day show at Tonbridge with the layout operating to the paying public for the first time on dcc and with the sound chipped 37/4. Nigel Ashton and I were flying the 2mmFS flag at the show, each with a corner slot although I think Nigel faired a tad better ....

Trains move on Camford Junction Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 17 Feb 2017 | 2:25 pm GMT
A major milestone has been achieved , with trains running on part of the layout for the first time. I have been putting together a collection of cheap, ready made electronic modules with an Arduino to produce a quintuple analogue DC controller that is operated via commands sent through the Merg  ....

(No title) Source: Finescale N in Norway. | 15 Feb 2017 | 11:09 am GMT
Refering to my post from 16.april 2015 about Microantriebe/KK Producja:Last week I received a package form KK Producja. I was impressed not only about the fine products, but also of the very clever and safe packageing. First an envelope with inside air bubble plastic sheet.Then a wellpaper b ....

(No title) Source: RENA 1900 | 15 Feb 2017 | 11:02 am GMT
Refering to my post from 16.april 2015 about Microantriebe/KK Producja:Last week I received a package form KK Producja. I was impressed not only about the fine products, but also of the very clever and safe packageing. First an envelope with inside air bubble plastic sheet.Then a wellpap ....

Chimneys for Southwold locomotives Source: eveleighcreations | 14 Feb 2017 | 1:00 am GMT
  I have been enjoying myself today working at my watchmakers lathe.   I made the chimneys for four of the Sharp Stewart 2-4-0T/2-4-2T locomotives on the Southwold Railway. The chimneys are very slender; very tall and with a slight taper - the locomotives look somewhat as if designed by Rowlan ....

Various minor improvements were evident at the February meeting.Keith had rearranged the trackbed box - the two halves of the trackbed are now fastened separately to the floor and roof of the box, instead of being screwed together in a confusing manner. Also there is now a screw fitting to the track ....

Good morning, Just a quick plug to say KoL will be appearing next Saturday at the 1 day exhibition in Tonbridge, Saturday 18 February 2017. This will be the first time (other than a preview at the 2mmFS AGM) that the layout appears in DCC mode and since then 37414 has been sound chipped. ....

February 2017 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 12 Feb 2017 | 12:52 am GMT
Back in Edinburgh for this month's meeting, with the wind and sleet to remind us it's February. Time for the results of the Forth and Clyde 2016 Challenge to be revealed. The idea was to model a diorama in 20cm x 16cm, with the only stipulation that it must include some track to 2mm standards. Andy, ....

If I wasn't a railway modeller … Source: eveleighcreations | 6 Feb 2017 | 2:40 pm GMT
... I wouldn't have the spare materials, tools or skills to have done this.   Deciding to decorate the toilet upstairs was done with mixed feelings - it is only a little room and wouldn't take long to complete, but trying to work in a confined space and get to the areas over the toilet ... I found  ....

Obvious quote from "Oh, Mr Porter" describes this morning's activity. Using some plastic card and some printouts from Scalescenes, I started on the interior of the Station Master's house:And what can you see once it is in place? ....

The painting was done on artists canvas and was so long I could only unroll part of it at a time in my workshop/studio. I was pleased to receive a commission from Adrian Hall, the owner of the famous ukmodelshops website to paint a backscene for his 4mm scale model of Kingswear.   My wife and I ....

A Little Destruction Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 31 Jan 2017 | 11:37 pm GMT
With only two weeks until the Newbury exhibition, taking a chisel to the layout might seem a bit foolhardy. However, I had a few jobs I wanted to complete before showing the layout again, so I have booked a few days holiday to get them done. The first job is to extend the station concourse. Havin ....

Here is a view of a layout I am building.   It is a model of the Southwold Railway at a scale of 3.14 mm/1ft.   You can see the bare boards for the layout on my baseboards page and some of the rolling stock on my News entry 'Second Post'.   It is very much incomplete.   The backscene, for ex ....

Back to the Drawing Board Source: Hydraulic Heaven | 27 Jan 2017 | 10:48 pm GMT
Regular readers may have observed a certain 'theme' to some of my wagon building over the past few years and perhaps even wondered about the reason behind my seemingly incessant fixation with tank wagons. It's not a huge secret that I've been intending to do something based on what most people  ....

Some more buildings for Freshwater Source: Basingstoke Area Group | 18 Jan 2017 | 11:31 pm GMT
Not much has been happening on Freshwater for a few months as all my modelling time seems to have been spent making up Merg electronic modules for other peoples' layouts. But this is about to change as I have an invite to the exhibition in Newbury on February 11th. I had set myself a deadline to ....

January 2017 meeting Source: Forth & Clyde Area Group | 15 Jan 2017 | 10:44 pm GMT
The first meeting of the New Year saw us back on the west coast. Alisdair hosted and Alistair, Andy, Anthony, Stephen, Simon, and Graham drank his tea and coffee and ate his bacon rolls and cakes.Some modelling was done as well however, around the kitchen table in best Area Group tradition..For most ....

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