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2FS Supermeet Tutbury

Posted by Ian Smith , 26 June 2016 - * * * * * · 949 views
2FS Supermeet Tutbury 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. Unfortunately, a couple of Gremlins had snuck into the hall and h...


Modbury Bridge

Posted by Ian Smith , 19 October 2015 - * * * * * · 780 views

Not a lot of modelling progress has been made in the recent couple of months. All of the track work on the layout has been completed (and wired). A start has been made on the scenery (or at least the land form) behind the station, and some modifications have been made to the over bridge.

I decided that the wing walls that I had originally constructed...


Modbury - Signalling Diagram (Mark II)

Posted by Ian Smith , 04 January 2015 - * * * * * · 1,266 views

Over the Christmas period I have been giving further thought to the signalling diagram for Modbury, and its associated Locking Chart.

I really want to get this as sensible/accurate as possible because it is my intention to use the signals to allow power to be provided/denied to the various track sections, effectively engines will only get power if the co...


GWR Small Metro Tank (5) - More detail and progress

Posted by Ian Smith , 18 October 2014 - * * * * * · 1,267 views
2FS, GWR, Metro Tank
GWR Small Metro Tank (5) - More detail and progress Continuing with the addition of detail, I have now completed the bunker assembly. This required the addition of the coal rails, the lamp sockets, the handrails and the fire iron hooks.

The coal rails are simply 2 lengths of 0.3mm straight brass wire that were taped down while narrow strips of 0.004" nickel silver were soldered across them centrally and a...


Modbury - Baseboards (2)

Posted by Ian Smith , 31 January 2014 - * * * * * · 680 views

A little more progress has been made on the baseboards, although as is often the case there has been a step backward before resuming the stepping forward!!  

The originally made traintable used a turned peg and socket on which to rotate, whilst that worked I could not prevent the whole traintable from rocking slightly on this centre pivot point without i...


Modbury - Baseboards (1)

Posted by Ian Smith , 11 December 2013 - * * * * * · 564 views
Now that I have a home for my new layout and a plan that I am happy with, I decided that I should make a start on the baseboards.  

The first (Board 1) is the left hand traverser board.  This has been constructed from 12mm ply for the ends and top with 8mm ply sides and 6mm ply for the cross bracing.  The top was first dealt with first, a hole was drille...


Modbury - 2mm Layout Planning (and making a start)

Posted by Ian Smith , 27 November 2013 - * * * * * · 1,069 views
Having finally completed the insulation and fitting out of my new shed, I now have a hobby room with internal dimension of some 10' x 5'8".  Not huge, but large enough to house a reasonable 2mm scale model railway, a table/bench, etc.

Because this new space will also be my modelling room, what I intend to do is to construct a layout along the back wall o...


Going Round The Twist For St. Ruth - Trees Pt 1

Posted by Ian Smith , 05 August 2013 - * * * * * · 1,432 views
2FS, Trees
I was hoping that I would be able to add this entry to the 2mm Midland Area Group's St Ruth blog (http://www.rmweb.co....og/595-st-ruth/ ), but despite assurances from Andy (D869) I don't seem to have the ability. Never mind I'll post it in my own blog for now.

At the last Area Group Meeting, I rather foolishly / bravely / enthusia...


2mmFS 3D Modelling - Ready to place order at last

Posted by Ian Smith , 10 May 2012 - * * * * * · 1,143 views

After the reasonable success of the GWR Outside Framed Van that I received from Shapeways, I am now ready to place another order. The images below (from the Shapeways site) show all of the components that I have put up there. What I intend to do now is compile a single .STL file containing all of the various wagons that I want in a single file to minimise...


2mmFS 3D Printing : GWR Outside Framed Brake Van (Part 1)

Posted by Ian Smith , 28 April 2012 - * * * * * · 1,107 views

Another few blissful happy hours playing with SketchUp has resulted in another model almost ready to go off to Shapeways. This time I'm trying to tackle a GWR Outside Framed Brake Van. The body work is now complete, but I intend drawing up the solebars and headstocks so that all I'll have to do is add the W Irons, springs, axleboxes, brake gear,...


2mmFS Further Thoughts On A Layout Plan

Posted by Ian Smith , 24 February 2012 - * * * * * · 358 views

Following on from my previous blog entry, I have again ventured into the world on Templot (it becomes easier each time :boast: ).

This time I have taken on board some of my own thoughts and input from others. I have put the whole visible section on a 10'0" constant radius curve. I have also narrowed the gap between the running line and loop...


2mmFS Thoughts on a Layout

Posted by Ian Smith , 17 February 2012 - * * * * * · 725 views

Over recent days, I have been thinking about the type of layout that I eventually want to build. As I already have the beginings of a GWR BLT in P4, I wanted something a little different but still a GWR branch line theme (I have a fondness of tank and small tender engines), I also want something that could be built in a reasonably short space of time, and...


2mm Scale GWR 4 Plank Open

Posted by Ian Smith , in Rolling Stock - Wagons, Uncategorized 13 December 2011 - * * * * * · 971 views
I am going to try to move my 2mm ramblings from my original Trefallion blog (which is my P4 layout) to this new blog, firstly with my entry on a GWR 4 Plank Open wagon :

2mm Scale GWR O5 4 Plank Open

Sunday afternoon, Wifey out, what to do?

Well having located some of my old 2mm scale bits and bobs I decided to have a crack at...

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