The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.

Richard’s 2mm track building and baseboards

Richard has started work on his latest 2mm Finescale home layout. He’s started with track and baseboards, with an innovative way to align and hold the boards together. The Trackwork Here’s where the track building starts, laying out some point work – quite a fun scissors crossover- and on a curve too. Double crossover is …read more.

Jun 14, 2020

The Etymology of Copenhagen Fields – Part 1

This article was first published in Bulletin 423 – available to download in the members’ section of the website. The observant amongst you will have noticed that there are many shops, factories and vehicles on Copenhagen Fields, some of which carry names. Quite a few of you will realise that many of these names have …read more.

May 9, 2020

A Tale of Two Signal Boxes in 2mm Scale for Copenhagen Fields

The Model Railway Club’s 2FS “Copenhagen Fields” layout requires no less than six signal boxes. Some years ago I made one of them, “Belle Isle Up” [ “BIU” ], and I was asked to then build its opposite number “Belle Isle Down” [ “BID” ]. Well, what with one thing and another proper 2mm modelling …read more.

May 7, 2020

2mm and N gauge Scissors – a track building weekend

It looks like this might be a track building weekend – as we’ve had two quick updates on what look like quite a bit of work. Richard is making good progress on a 2mm FS scissors crossover on a slight curve – you can see the critical geometry in the V and K crossings is …read more.

Apr 20, 2020

Cory Wagons – for Copenhagen Fields

Taking a break from building Goods and Mineral junction Signal Box for Copenhagen Fields, in times of crisis somehow wagons seem to spring to life almost of their own volition: these are four new private owners in a very part-built state, bodies more or less done but merely propped up on the under-carts in the …read more.

Apr 17, 2020

AA17 Brake Van – in 2mm

Richard has been busy with a new brake van for his 2mm scale layout ‘Lambourn’ – because the Farish toad is too large and not appropriate. The body is 3D printed in Resin at home from his own artwork (other models are available in etched form or another set of 3D prints on Shapeways). Richard …read more.

Apr 13, 2020

Members’ Layouts – an Introduction to Golden Mile

As well as contributing to our Club layouts, many of our members have their own projects at home – and here’s an example of just one of them. “Golden Mile” is inspired by the 2mm Scale Association’s golden jubilee competition this year and a chance purchase of some wagons at a deep discount. The requirements …read more.

Feb 12, 2020

Copenhagen Fields: Adding the Midland Railway Roundhouse

A prominent landmark in Kings Cross GY was the roundhouse, originally made for the Midland Railway. This was demolished in 1931, but it has always been in the plan to include it on the layout. It would sit behind the ‘elbow’ on York Way where there is quite an awkward patch of ground. There was …read more.

Apr 22, 2019

Copenhagen Fields Update March 2019

We had a good show at Basingstoke, although our sanity was sorely tried by a closeby O gauge diesel depot with loud DCC sound that closely mimicked purgatory. Our re-wire was 100% successful, so that’ll be good for another 35 years: this is entirely down to the hard work and clear thinking of Rob Stewart. …read more.

Mar 17, 2019

Electrical surgery for Copenhagen Fields

Whilst there was a wedding and some footy on TV, our crack crew of electricians were at Keen House, continuing the rewiring of the layout.   The lines are now all working correctly and the new loop on the Down Main is live and running (track will need a bit of fettling). The end of the …read more.

May 20, 2018

Mons Meg

  After a month in the paint shops we now have an ex-works engine, called “Mons Meg”.   This engine was named after the medieval cannon resident in Edinburgh Castle and the engine, when new, visited King’s Cross a few times – it should look at home on Copenhagen Fields.   There are a few …read more.

Apr 23, 2018

Copenhagen Fields – November 2017

Space is always tight in our lower layouts hall, but we’ve got a few weeks available to have the whole layout up, which gives us the chance to carry out some of the more major projects on track and wiring. We have had an incredibly productive day today with both new fast line loops completed …read more.

Nov 24, 2017

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