5 results found for 'Mick Simpson'

  • A Beginner's Turnout Kit for 2mm scale

    Mick Simpson

    Issue 243 (2015)


    2mm/2mm FS

    Since launching Easitrac, a simple to assemble plain track, the 2mm Scale Association have developed an equally simple kit for a turnout. Here Mick Simpson tells us how the design evolved and then shows how to use it to build a turnout. We see this as one of the most important and welcome developments in 2mm scale modelling and would like to congratulate the Association for having the enthusiasm and foresight to produce such an exciting and ground-breaking product.

    Tags: kits, product reviews, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • A Grand Day Out

    Mick Simpson

    Issue 243 (2015)


    Tea, cakes and turnouts, Mick Simpson reports.

    Mick reports on a recent all-day session held by the 2mm Scale Association during which members built one of the new turnout kits.

    Tags: exhibitions / events, societies

  • Launching into 2FS

    Mick Simpson

    Issue 238 (2015)


    2mm/2mm FS

    The 2mm Association has striven to make 2mm modelling easier and attainable, not least with the introduction of the Easitrac system and the soon to be introduced turnout kits. However, here Mick Simpson makes imaginative use of another new innovation, a split-frame chassis conversion kit on a Graham Farish LNER J39. The chassis on the RTR model incorporates hornblocks and redesigned wheels, and these have become the key to the new conversion kit. There has never been a better time to indulge in this scenic scale.

    Tags: LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, locomotives, RTR / kit conversions

  • The 2mm Scale Association - What you pay and what you get

    Mick Simpson

    Issue 38 (1990)



    Details on how to join and benefits of society membership. Includes photos of members' work.

    Tags: societies

  • Wansbeck Road

    Mick Simpson

    Issue 164 (2006)


    2mm/2mm FS

    Using a variety of traditional scratchbuilding techniques, Mick Simpson recreates the North Eastern railway landscape of forty-odd years ago in 2mm finescale.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts