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Title: LBSCR (or anyone's) Brake Van Lamps
Post by: Jon Nazareth on December 06, 2017, 06:53:44 PM
Does anyone know od a supplier of Brake Van Lamps?  I bought a couple of loco lamps in 3 1/2" Gauge and the name on the packet is John C Tipton but I can't find any trace of him on Google.  They are nice lamps but I can't remember where I bought them  >:(

Jon
Title: Re: LBSCR (or anyone's) Brake Van Lamps
Post by: Traininvain on December 09, 2017, 10:54:46 AM
try Blackgates Engineering on 01924 466000
Title: Re: LBSCR (or anyone's) Brake Van Lamps
Post by: Jon Nazareth on December 13, 2017, 12:59:05 PM
I have tried Blackgates and they have said that John Tipton doesn't make a side lamp/guards lamp.  I also posted a query on the LBSCR forum but there have been no replies from that quarter either.

Jon
Title: Re: LBSCR (or anyone's) Brake Van Lamps
Post by: John Candy on December 13, 2017, 06:33:06 PM
Perhaps you can persuade Modelu to produce in G3?
They do an LMS example in 7mm scale and I believe other members of this forum have had GWR loco parts made in G3 and even scans of themselves to produce miniature figures!
How much it would cost is another matter.

https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/tag/side-lamp/

Regards,
Jon.
Title: Re: LBSCR (or anyone's) Brake Van Lamps
Post by: Jon Nazareth on December 14, 2017, 08:30:43 AM
John
I have sent Modelu an enquiry, I'll let you know his reply.

Jon
Title: Re: LBSCR (or anyone's) Brake Van Lamps
Post by: keith Bristol on December 14, 2017, 10:27:42 AM
Modelu do do lamps in G3
Title: Re: LBSCR (or anyone's) Brake Van Lamps
Post by: Jon Nazareth on December 14, 2017, 11:43:20 AM
Keith
I've just had an email back from Alan of Modelu and he said that he hasn't any at the moment but will be adding some larger sizes in 2018.  He does some in G1 which I think, at a pinch, would do.

Jon
Title: Re: LBSCR (or anyone's) Brake Van Lamps
Post by: Traininvain on December 15, 2017, 04:26:51 PM
Blackgates must have had a heavy night - they do sell them - 3.5in, 5in and 7.25in loco headlamps made by J.C.T. Fittings i.e. John C Tipton

the 3.5in ones (near spot on for G3) are available for GWR and BR

you can contact John directly on 0121 430 7778
Title: Re: LBSCR (or anyone's) Brake Van Lamps
Post by: Jon Nazareth on December 15, 2017, 07:21:43 PM
Yes, they do sell LOCO lamps but, I'm looking for LBSCR or SR brake van side lamps, the ones with front and back lenses.  I have some of the BR loco lamps and you are right, they are excellent for G3.

Jon