Picture Gallery: Miscellany
Under Canopy at Bath Station (Somerset and Dorset Railway). Model only partially finished.
Road Frontage of Bath Station (Somerset and Dorset Railway).
Chapel Wharf by David Mallott. A minimum space shunting (switching) layout, which folds into a box small enough to be carried as airline hand luggage. The box also contains the controller and rolling stock!
Somerset and Dorset 2-4-0T by the late Denys Brownlee. Winner of the "best loco" competition in 1993. It runs even better than it looks, but its not the best loco ever...
Compare and contrast a 2mm finescale wagon (left) with a typical commercial British N gauge offering.
On the embankment is a typical WW2 Nissen hut modelled by Andrew Cox on his small Southern Railway test track.
A British Railways Class 24 diesel locomotive, scratch built by David Mallot. Note the grill, bogie (truck) and window details.
A "rebuilt" Merchant Navy class locomotive heads the Bournemouth Belle as it enters Alresford station.
A LNER hopper wagon constructed by Mick Simpson to test the components in a new wagon kit.
Stirling Single by the late John Gill. Completely scratch built, in John's very individual style - the article describing the construction of the driving wheels was thought by some to be a spoof when printed in the 2mm Magazine, the treads of the wheels are made from OO/HO rail, rolled to form a ring then filed to shape!
A scratch built chassis constructed by Mike Raithby to test some new components, which are now stocked by the 2mm Scale Association Shop.
A flat wagon constructed by Matthew Wald.
Wooden open wagons were a common feature of British railways until very recently. The Association makes a kit for a standard open. Matthew Wald constructed the examples shown
Sentinel made some very unusual locomotives. This double ended example was constructed by Matthew Wald. It is shown before final painting and weathering.
Possibly the best 2mm scale loco in the world? This Great Northern Railway Baldwin was constructed by Tim Watson over the last 10 years or so. The prototypes were bought by British companies at the turn of the century from the USA. The valve rods operate from internal eccentrics (above the main cylinder cross-head). The footplate is made from copper-tungsten alloy to increase the weight (better adhesion). When looking at the picture, remember the scale - 1:152, 9.42mm gauge!