Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway


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No, we’re not delving into the world of the camera obscura, this is what I’ve been cutting out. 

As I said in my last post, a sharp scalpel is essential in modelling. This is particularly so in card modelling where you are only using the very tip of the blade. 

The key to success is to change the blade immediately you feel a drop in performance. This is usually more force required to achieve the same cut. Failure to do so invariably leads to slipping of the blade with the extra pressure exerted, much swearing, and starting again. 

Fortunately in this case, I was on the ball, noticed, and changed the blade before anything untoward happened. 

So now the cab window apertures are cut out, glazing material cut on the guillotine from an offcut from a Metcalfe building model, and the doors cut out ready for the second side to be stuck behind to create the illusion of depth. 


Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, 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 to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales. 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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