Chronicling the development of my 5-gauge 4mm scale model railway with a few off-topic insights thrown in for free

French revolution

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Top tips I have picked up in modelling. 

1. Make sure your scalpel is super sharp (more on that another time)

2. The longer the cut, the more opportunity for a slip and a stuff up. 

In relation to point 2, I have taken to using this guillotine made by Fiskars which makes cutting long items and repeat items so much easier. 

It’s had a lot of use tonight cutting up pieces for strengthening the card sides of the battery loco. 


Author: Chris H

Now in my fourth decade, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad, and trying to fit in railway modelling and visits to volunteer on the Ffestiniog Railway. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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