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The layout is merely an exercise to prove that anyone can build a reasonably plausible SDJR layout in a modest space WITHOUT having to resort to scratchbuilding, instead easily available models were repurposed to suit the supposed location.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Homemade lamps

My thanks to Adrian of Westerhamstation for his very permission to use his ideas and images.

Finding suitable lamps for Child Okeford was rather frustrating, I had a set of Chinese-working lamps in SR green but they seemed better suited to S 1:64 Scale and I really do not need them to be functional.

Rather than kits, the bits were obtained from the local Hobbycraft shop (or eBay) and DigiHanger, the local model shop.

These are the basic bits from Hobbycraft:-

First the earring backs MSBPK-8 and longball wire hooks LBWSPPK-6

Dismantle the longball wire hooks

 Add the earring back

Assemble to create a lamp

Add the ball to the centre - superglue in place and leave to set

Add the assembled lamp to a suitable brass tube, I used 3mm o/d inside a shorter piece of 5mm o/d bought from Digihanger  

Not bad - spray with an appropriate colour such as Humbrol Green Grass 80

1 comment:

  1. These look very realistic. Thanks to Adrian (and you) for a very good tutorial on how to make these.


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