New 4mm Scale Loco Lamps
The 3D scanned locomotive and rolling stock lamps are now available to order in 4mm scale via the website, or over the counter at forthcoming exhibitions. These have been developed over the last few months after feedback from modellers, to include a larger slot for RTR lamp irons and a recess for a round modelling lens. They are initially available in the following styles from the webshop:
The lamps are provided unpainted on a sprue in packs of 5x, with mylar backed modelling lenses available in either clear or red, attached to a sticky backed strip. Lamps should be primed and painted on the sprue before applying the lenses.
The lenses can be removed carefully from the stick backing using a scalpel. Though they have some stickiness to them, it is preferable to add a small amount of superglue to the lamp lens recess with a cocktail stick or similar, before applying the lens. I’ll be putting together some instructions together shortly to illustrate the process.
The handles are very delicate, so I’d appreciate any feedback on their suitability. They are quite robust and I’ve tried to achieve a balance between finesse and practicality.
New styles including tail lamps, brake van lamps and pre-grouping company lamps will be added in the coming months. These will also be available in 2mm, 3mm, S and 7mm scales soon. I will look at LED compatible bodies later in the year.