I am appealing. Not very, I know.
Here it is. A roll-up made by me is about 6 mm thick (I just measured one). Readymades are bigger but I doubt they are over 1 cm thick. So let’s take 1 cm as a maximum.
For 1/24 scale I’d need 0.4/0.5 mm fibre optic to make scale cigarettes. The smallest I have is 1 mm, which looks reasonable but is really more of a Savile cigar than a Benson’s.
For 1/72 I’d need 0.1 mm. Does that even exist?
For N gauge (I’m not going to try, I refuse) I would need 0.06mm fibre optic, which I probably can’t even see. Someone else can try that.
So, does anyone know where I can get 0.5 mm and smaller fibre optic, and can it be bought at a price I’m likely to afford as Dr. Janitor?
Incidentally, I found out today that one of the stockroom workers has a degree in biochemistry so conversations on the death of science are ongoing. Like me, he went into science thinking it was about chasing knowledge, and found it was actually about chasing money. The religions threw the money-changers out of their temple. Science seems to have welcomed them in.
I don’t think there can be a science Messiah so the whole lot of it is going to die of this spreading rot. Shame. It was once a very good career.