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

First sod

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So we’ve begun. The first part of the railcar was to remove some of the features that make it easier to make – I know how crazy am I!

The easiest method I’ve found of removing excess material without filing myself into boredom is to use an end mill in my pillar drill with the depth stop set so I can’t drill through the plastic. Not the highest quality engineering but very effective.

What this earlier picture also shows is that from the inside, the window apertures are actually quite small. That is no good for my idea so I opened them out again using the same technique.

They still need some tidying up and I am as yet undecided whether to get rid of all the pillars and make a whole new window ladder.

Next post will particularly not be the one for diecast model collectors – you have been warned!


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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