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Methods for performing major surgery

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I need to perform some major surgery on the internals of a Hornby tender so I can fit a large speaker. It's a long time since I have done something like this but my memories are of long and awkward struggles to get a scalpel into just the right place and slowly hacking parts away at great risk to the model and my fingers. There's got to be a better way, so I was wondering what methods people use. I am considering a Dremel fitted with a cutting disc, perhaps running from a flexible shaft.

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I used a Leatherman blade with serated edge for the larger parts, a scalpel for the smaller parts and drilled small holes to allow more vents for the sound to exit.
It's an American multi tool variation on the Swiss army knife. It has pliers blades, screwdrivers etc but it is quite well made. Very good for electrical work. I never work on the layout without it. Leatherman website is here.
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