My first 2mm loco

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After joining the 2mm finescale association and the quest to have a locomotive from the 1890’s that used to run on St Pancras (I am sure you have seen the St Pancras obsession on this blog) This is my first attempt at building a 2mm scale model.

I’ve taken a reasonably modern approach to prototyping, checking the size via a 3d print after designing the model in a 3d Cad programme from plans. From there I have used my CNC machine to cut the shapes from 0.25mm brass sheet. The precision has come out particularly well as you can see.

In addition to this I have also had a go at turning some of the large drive wheels (15mm) on the Harrison M300 Lathe and also hand turned some chimneys using a smaller jewellery lathe with some success.


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