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

Finishing with flashing

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No, no, I’m not talking about this. 

Long term listeners will know that several years ago I did a post about adding lead flashing to Metcalfe buildings. 

Well I finally got round to it today having the day off and the Mini-mes at various educational facilities. 

So here’s how to do it. 

Use printer paper. It needs to be a high enough weight to cope with wetting without disintegrating so envelopes won’t work but any old post will. In this case I used an interesting missive about how York council spend my money for me. 

With a soft pencil scribble side to side across the paper laying down several layers. 

Wet your fingers using your preferred method (yes you can lick them but I wouldn’t advise it). I use the soldering iron sponge  wipe the pencil marks to break up the lines between the scribbles. 

Cut the scribbles into strips about 4-5mm wide. 

Fold down the middle using a ruler in the direction required. 

I use these fantastic little scissors for cutting to size. 

Stick down with preferred glue. 


Author: Chris H

Now rapidly approaching my fifth 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 to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling 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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  1. Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
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