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

Powering up

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The chassis detailing continued with fitting underframe and engine compartment. Tbh you won’t see much of this so it isn’t the most precise modelling ever.

The underframe is ridiculously over length while I work out how to finish it off but with the body being painted I didn’t have it to hand to measure it up.

Bending the exhaust pipes for the engine is quite easy I find. I bend the plasticard rod cold and then paint with liquid poly. This softens the plastic and resets it to shape. I find if you use the liquid poly to soften the plastic before bending it squashes the scrape of the rod.

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 and Beamish. 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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