Track - How it works and how to model it

The new book from the 2mm Scale Association, covering all aspects of trackwork. Prototype information from the Grouping to the present day, practical methods of modelling track and associated elements, and a range of tools and techniques to assist.

Available to buy on this webpage from January 10th 2013.

This major book is 140 pages, A4 format, saddle stitched, with card cover, and over 10mm thick. It is full colour throughout and printed on quality paper. The content is superb, and the printing standards every bit as good as any book from a commercial publisher.

The prototype chapter covers bullhead and flatbottomed rail, different sleeper materials arrangements and chair types. Plus sections on point and signal rodding and buffer stops.

The modelling sections covers all the main track systems available from the Association and other suppliers, with practical guidance on use of jigs, plus construction of low cost jigs and tools which will provide accuracy and speed the building of trackwork. Also covered are operating the turnout, representing point rodding and how to build a variety of buffer stops.

Though the book has a lot of "2mm" content, the majority of tools, jigs and techniques are applicable to work in other scales. The prototype information applies regardless of scale, as do the observations on painting and weathering of models.


The price of "Track" is £15.00 plus post & packing. In addition to purchasing direct from this webpage, the book is available through some specialist railway booksellers.




To order a copy of Track select one of the options below

UK Delivery: "Track" £15, plus £4.00 post & packing to UK address. Sent UK 2nd class.


European Delivery: "Track" £15 plus £9.50 post & packing to European address. Sent airmail.

World Delivery: "Track" £15, plus £15.00 post & packing to addresses outside UK and Europe. Sent airmail.  

Please allow 21 days for delivery in UK/Europe, and add a little more for World Airmail. Sorry about the high postage costs, but the book with packaging weighs over 750g, which makes posting expensive.

For more than one copy, please enquire by email for combined postage costs.