Traction Engine Lamps

Discussion in 'G3' started by Jon Nazareth, 14 September 2018.

  1. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    Back before the old king died, I started to build a 3" scale Fowler traction engine but, like so many projects, it fell by the wayside and I eventually sold off the parts that I had made. While having a bit of a tidy up recently, I came across these little lamps that would have been used on the engine. Not wanting to sell them on too, I decided to clean up the castings and get them working. Oh yes, they are designed to take a little bulb powered off one of those thin batteries. I've finished the main bodies and am now working on the tops. I know that they are not railway related but, interesting all the same.

    Jon

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  2. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    All cleaned up now and ready for painting once they've had a good clean. I'll need some 1/16" x 1 1/8" brass rivets to replace the temporary pins and some glass lenses would be much better that these plastic ones. Not sure where to get glass lenses so, will try an opticians first.

    Jon

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  3. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    What an interesting mount. I assume to prevent as much sloshing of oil as possible?
     
  4. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    Trevor
    Do you mean the sprung bracket? I think that they were all like that.

    Jon
     
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  5. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    Yes, I meant the bracket.
    Ive never seen an arangement on a lamp like that.
    Any idea on what youll do with them?
     
  6. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    Trevor
    Not quite sure but maybe simply mount them on some brackets and fix to my bookshelves.

    Jon

    P.S. Any news on those tender springs?
     
  7. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    I sent you an email a bit ago about them.