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Colin Ryder
post 11 Jul 2012, 21:08
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Please can any member help with tracing firms that produce station platform lamps.

When I built my first layout in the mid to late 1970s, there were several firms offering a wide range of usually whitemetal station lamps based on various railway companies's designs. Now my local shop is not stocking any, for lack of demand and cost.

I need lamps for the periods: 1950 - 1960s; 1970 - 1980s; 1990s.

Can anyone please suggest firms that still produce this type of accessory?
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Brossard
post 11 Jul 2012, 21:36
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Probably the best and quite expensive are the lighted ones from DCC Concepts.

Mike's Models (Holt Models) has some white metal lamps in their range.

Try Dart castings and Langley Models.

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David Todd
post 11 Jul 2012, 21:38
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Hello Take a look @ Richard J. website....http://www.dccconcepts.com/index_files/DCCmasterscenelamps.htm

Heljan lamps..Scroll down.......www.howesmodels.co.uk/Railways/viewProducts.php?SubCatID=221


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post 11 Jul 2012, 21:59
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If you dont want working then the 80's platform lamps are dead easy to scratchbuild from microstrip and a bit of brass rod


(Ok I got carried away a bit)

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crompton 33
post 11 Jul 2012, 22:19
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just got 20.lights from hong kong 12 volt . choice of styles took over 2 weeks to get here the cost around 14.00 with postage. you can find these on the bay. they do n gauge as well. my local model shop wants 32.00 for 5 and they look the same.
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post 12 Jul 2012, 00:09
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QUOTE (crompton 33 @ 12 Jul 2012, 08:19) *
just got 20.lights from hong kong 12 volt . choice of styles took over 2 weeks to get here the cost around 14.00 with postage. you can find these on the bay. they do n gauge as well. my local model shop wants 32.00 for 5 and they look the same.

And sadly, that's why there's hardly any left. Don't take this as a slight, as I'm just as guilty as the next man.


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David Todd
post 12 Jul 2012, 07:05
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Morning..... smile.gif
I have been trawling the web for a couple of years,to find the nearest to the prototype ~I require, the only one that comes close in the modern Heljan type................

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/...22-mar09005.jpg

http://www.howesmodels.co.uk/Railways/view...hp?SubCatID=221

hope you find what you want............


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post 12 Jul 2012, 09:51
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Hi

I have used this firm's lights in the past. Good service too.

http://www.kyteslights.com/

One word of caution - they are taking their holidays from the 15th July to 15th August. The last day for orders will be the 15th July. All orders after this date will sent on the 16th August.


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post 12 Jul 2012, 16:38
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QUOTE (Rhiwderin_Ray @ 12 Jul 2012, 09:51) *
Hi

I have used this firm's lights in the past. Good service too.

http://www.kyteslights.com/

One word of caution - they are taking their holidays from the 15th July to 15th August. The last day for orders will be the 15th July. All orders after this date will sent on the 16th August.

Some good stuff there! cool.gif


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post 12 Jul 2012, 17:13
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My copy of Model Rail arrived today & the DCC Concepts lights are available on special offer in large packs from Gaugemaster here. About half way down the page
http://www.gaugemaster.com/search_results....urrentpage=4#19
I have no connection with this company, just passing on the magazine information which might be of interest to someone.


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Colin Ryder
post 12 Jul 2012, 22:19
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Thanks to all contributors.
I should perhaps have stated that I do not need working lights as I do not run a night service on my branchline.
I have found what I need for 1950s @ Mike's Models. Later periods will have to wait to see what the new Bachmann products look like.
Thanks once again for your support.
Colin Ryder
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