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New Goods & Tail Lamps

Steam Era Goods & Tail Lamps for GWR, BR and Southern

New 3D scanned steam era rolling stock lamps are now available to order in 4mm scale via the website, or over the counter at forthcoming exhibitions.   These have been produced with kind assistance from the Cambrian Heritage Railway museum at Oswestry.   They include GWR Tail and brake van Side Lamps, later BR (WR) Side Lamps and Southern Tail and Side lamps.

These can be purchased from the webshop:


The tail 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. The brake van side lamps are supplied in packets of 4, with 4x red and 4x clear lenses, to fit two brake vans.

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.

Modern Image Battery Electric Tail Lamps

In addition to the steam era lamps, modern image Battery Electric lamps are also available, initially the Mk3 version, followed soon by the earlier Mk2 model used in the 1980’s.   WD080 pictured below is available from the webshop.


As with the existing range, the handles are very delicate, so I’d appreciate any feedback.

Work continues on providing the lamps in other scales, with 2mm coming in October, followed by 3mm towards the end of the year and 7mm scale in January.

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Comments (10)

  • Mike Ward Reply

    I am interested in ordering some of your new style, scanned, loco/side/tail lamps. How do I order these, as opposed to the older style ones – I can only seem to be able to place 20xx items in the basket, not WD0xx items.
    I look forward to your reply.
    Best Regards

    November 3, 2016 at 12:00 am
    • Mike Ward Reply

      Thanks Alan – lamps and figures arrived today and they look great – quick service too and well packed.
      Do you recommend priming with something like car primer first, before painting? I would normally prime white metal or other plastics, but never used laser printed plastic items.

      November 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm
      • Works Manager Reply

        Hi Mike, Thanks for the feedback. Priming them with something like a Halford’s car primer is fine, just a light waft to give the paint something to key onto, they don’t need to be completely covered. I personally use acrylics but enamels are fine also.

        All the best


        November 9, 2016 at 1:22 pm
  • Michael Reply

    Hi Alan
    Hope you have had a nice Christmas and I hope you have a fantastic new year. Now I know it’s still the holiday period but I must nag you again when are us poor O gauge people going to get a look at your loco lamps please.
    Best regards
    Michael Crook

    December 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi Michael, you’ll be pleased to hear that I’ve been printing the whole range of 4mm lamps in 7mm over Christmas for testing, with a view to having them on sale in time for Bristol O Gauge show on the 22nd!

      Have a great New year and all the best for 2017

      December 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm
  • Dave Rodgers Reply

    Fantastic Items, with a quick service, items undercoated in Halfords Grey Primer, these really look the part on my Layout

    January 9, 2017 at 9:39 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Thanks for the feedback Dave!

      January 10, 2017 at 11:25 am
  • Mike Buick Reply

    Alan has recently made some custom modern 4mm tail lamps for me and they’re nothing short of superb! I’m happy to recommend Alan’s work to anyone – you won’t be disappointed.

    June 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Thanks Mike! Your feedback is much appreciated, I’m glad the lamps worked out ok

      June 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm
  • pete jary Reply

    do you do SR(BR) side lamps, rear red front white in 7mm please? Any other lamps in 7mm please. Web page only shows 4mm or am I dense?

    October 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm

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