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

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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  1. Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
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