New 4mm Scale Loco Lamps

Posted On May 4, 2016 at 2:10 pm by / 12 Comments

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.

12 thoughts on “New 4mm Scale Loco Lamps

  1. Very interested in these lamps in 2mm scale. BR(E), BR and brake van lamps all very useful. Will keep checking back here for news.

    1. Hi Roy, I’ll have the 2mm lamps ready for the website in a few weeks along with the new tail and brake van lamps.



      1. Hi Alan
        Still interested in lamps in 3mm scale if you have time to do them. My own interests are GWR, but fellow modellers may be interested in other types as well.

  2. Hi all,

    2mm lamps are almost ready and 3mm lamps are in the queue. I’ve a few new lamp bodies to put on the website ready for ExpoEM and Scaleforum this month, after those shows I’ll be able to look at 2mm and 3mm properly finally!

    Thank you for your interest,



  3. Hi Alan,

    As Fellow 2FS modeller Roy Marshall’s note of August 28th above, I would also be interested in the BR (E) loco and tail lamps when you have them.

  4. Really pleased with these, I tried them on both my Bachmann 45xx and Hornby King and they fit perfectly. See them on my thread on RMweb.Drilling holes in whitemetal castkngs won’t be required now !

  5. Getting desperate for those L&NWR loco lamps in 4 m.m. scale, we need about 16 locos worth (32 – 50?) hopefully to use at Warley – any news yet?


  6. I like your finely detailed lamps in 4mm.
    Assuming you probably get so many, please consider a related product offering: the electric light bases used to support those hand lamps on LNER and BR steam locomotives. After Bachmann produced the beautiful B1, A1 and A2’s, I was holding my breath for the spare parts, until they burst my bubble, by informing me they came from the same die as the boiler, and thus would never be sold separately !!!

  7. Alan’s lamps, as with his figures, are like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Slipping one over an etched lamp iron is an extraordinarily satisfying experience. Compared with those ghastly ‘brilliants’ you get with other makes, the lenses are infinitely more believable but to my eye the ‘glass’ looks best painted in a dark khaki/olive gloss, like the 12in/ft BR-pattern lamp at the top of my stairs. On the real live working steam railway, lamps were lit at all times but you were only aware of this at dusk. The rest of the time the lenses were dark, almost black. Study this in photographs and agree!

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