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Offline Jon Nazareth

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Loco head lamps
« on: November 14, 2015, 11:47:47 AM »
I'm finally putting together my Manning Wardle and thinking to myself that it would benefit from a GOOD head lamp.  Does anyone know where I might buy such a thing?  I have one of the GRS white metal lamps but I'm hoping to do much better.

Jon

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2015, 12:43:40 PM »
Just to show the sort of thing I'm after but, I suppose any good looking lamp would suffice.

Jon


Offline Geoff Nicholls

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2015, 03:13:07 PM »
you could try the 16mm suppliers, DJB engineering have something like that on their website
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Offline Jon Nazareth

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2015, 04:35:28 PM »
Thanks, Geoff, I'll have a look in a minute.

Jon

Offline blagdon

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 08:47:54 PM »
Jon,

Did you ever find a fancy headlamp for your Manning Wardle? Ken, Dave and Liz have now finished mine, but it really needs a lamp with what I would call a 'collared' lens.

Ian the Gauge '3' Pirate

Offline classicdelights

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 09:02:31 AM »
Gents

Are there any suppliers of a generic BR type lamp for gauge 3?  I was wondering if anything was produced by the G scale suppliers that would do.  Nothing fancy is required, just a white metal or resin job that will look something like a typical British lamp and can be used for head or tail lamps on a train.  I have scanned eBay but nothing appears.

Thank you

Phil

Offline Andy B

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 01:08:22 PM »
Modelu (http://www.modelu3d.co.uk/new-4mm-scale-loco-lamps/) are proposing to produce up to 7mm scale - worth asking if they'll do a G3 version too.

Andy

Offline MikeWilliams

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 06:55:35 PM »
A manufacturer of 5in gauge cast brass lamps approached me in the summer about scaling his CAD patterns down to Gauge 3.  I was keen, but they have yet to appear.  So, we may have some soon . . . or we may not!

Mike

Offline 492

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 12:06:16 PM »
Try IP Engineering. They produce mainly narrow gauge stuff, but this lamp may be useful. Sold with a red LED but this can be replaced with a white one or dummy lens as required.

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 10:04:25 PM »
Well found Robert; this must be their 'Working rear lamp kit'? Any idea what are it's dimensions?

Ian the Gauge '3' Pirate

Offline classicdelights

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2016, 08:32:40 AM »
I sent an email to Modelu but no reply was forthcoming.  I will keep looking but a suitable object appears to be hard to find.

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2016, 11:15:17 AM »
The dimensions of the IP Engineering lamp:-

 Height:- Bottom of bracket to top of chimney--- 7/8 inch. (Total height of unit)

 Lamp, excluding bracket and chimney:- 5/16 inch. (h)

Lamp part is square, so total width of unit is: 5/16 inch.

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2016, 08:35:42 PM »
I think that scales out at c5in square and 9in high, which sounds just about right.

Mike

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2016, 10:08:40 PM »
Robert & Mike,
many thanks, I'll about getting a couple for 'Thomas Albert'.

Ian

Offline hornbeam

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Re: Loco head lamps
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2016, 07:12:41 AM »
I've started fitting the IP lamps to brake vans and agree they are pretty good, maybe not spot on but at a good price so do the job well for me,

Simon