Medicine man


If you don’t like a good gory story I suggest you stop reading now.

If you do, read on, but there aren’t any pictures…

One of the things about being a railway (and plane) modeller is that there are plenty of ways to injure ourselves. Fortunately we normally stock things to heal ourselves too.

In this case I’d just put a new scalpel in my knife when I then pared some plastic off a part and like some total newbie did it towards me. This resulted in the scalpel going through the plastic like butter and into the end of my thumb like flora.

Given the usual trick of daubing with Vaseline to form a congealant didn’t work I resorted to the trick used most of the time in A&E these days – super glue. A modeller always has some of it lying around and when it sets it forms…

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