7 results found for 'Mick Simpson'

  • A 2mm Finescale Diesel Shunter

    Mick Simpson

    Issue 252 (2017)


    2mm/2mm FS

    Mick Simpson described the simple conversion of a Graham Farish LNER J39 to 2mm finescale in MRJ 238; now he takes a look at the newly released 08 diesel shunter, and builds an etched replacement chassis to enhance the R-T-R body. With the ever-supportive 2mm Scale Association making available the parts, this well designed and straightforward-to-build etched chassis kit should encourage those new to the scale to develop their skills, and Mick's clear and readable text will give them the confidence to have a go. Now read on.

    Tags: chassis, diesel locomotives, etched brass, RTR / kit conversions

  • 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

  • A Speedy 2FS Conversion or Converting a Class 37 in Ten Minutes

    Mick Simpson

    Issue 267 (2018)


    2mm/2mm FS

    With easy-to-use components the 2mm Scale Association has made the conversion from N Gauge simple. We have shown in past MRJs the Easitrac system for track and turnouts and now Mick Simpson, using association wheel sets, shows us how to convert a Farish Class 37 in just 10 minutes. These days there seems to be little excuse for not having a go at 2mm timescale

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, diesel locomotives, rolling stock, RTR / kit conversions

  • 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