Societies and demonstrators
2mm Scale Association Roadshow (Jerry Clifford)
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 it’s 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.
Among other items, Jerry will be bringing his model of the MIdland Railway engine shed from his Bath layout.
We welcome back Roger Sawyer who will be showing how to solder. If you think you can’t solder, it’s likely that no-one has ever shown you. Come and have a try – it’s not as difficult as you might think.
EM Gauge Society
The EM Gauge Society is a UK based international society created to promote and cater for railway modellers working to a scale of 4mm/ft with a track gauge of 18.2mm. We also cater for modellers working to the more demanding Protofour (P4) standards with a track gauge of 18.83mm. The society encourages the use of fine scale standards and provides support and resources to promote this.
Becoming a member of the Society gives you access to the EMGS on-line store, additional resources in the Members Area, a copy of the technical manual (on CD), plus access to back copies of the Newsletter.
Roy will once again be giving a display of scenic modelling to enhance most layouts, particularly 00 and N gauge. He will be demonstrating how to make trees and other scenic items from everyday materials, where possible giving you the opportunity to try your hand, even the youngsters up to 90 plus can have a go at making a tree or window box etc. so be prepared to spend a while.
We welcome back Phil Hall who, this time will be demonstrating the art of weathering rolling stock and locomotives.
Tony Wright will be demonstrating loco- and stock-building in 4mm Scale, many items of which will have appeared in the model press. Construction will be mainly in metal, and soldering techniques will be shown. He’ll also be providing a ‘loco-doctor’ service. Bring along a dud/jerky/poor runner and he’ll attempt to fix it. If successful, a small donation to Cancer Research UK will be requested.
The Scalefour Society
The Scalefour Society caters for the needs of railway modellers working to the scale of 4mm/ft (1:76.2), the most popular of the British model railway scales. It promotes and encourages the use of effective modelling techniques and fine scale standards among all 4mm railway modellers with a particular emphasis on the use of scale wheels and track.
Society Members have the benefits of exclusive access to resources within their website. Membership gives you the Scalefour Digests; a full library of back copies of Scalefour News that can be downloaded; additional technical reference material and much more.
MERG is the Model Electronics Railway Group and is an international club for anyone interested in using electronics to control a model railway and reap the benefits of reduced wiring more controllability and reduced costs of the electronics.
You do not need to know anything about electronics to be a member of Merg, our membership has basic railway modellers up to electronics designers, help is always available and any building instructions are written in such a way that anyone can understand them.