Street lamps

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Play-Doh, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Play-Doh

    Play-Doh Member

    Ive done some searching on the forum and come up empty handed. Has anyone ever posted a tutorial or thread about scratchbuilding HO street lamps? Ive been experimenting by myself and come up with nothing more than 30 bucks in the hole and a severe soldering iron burn on my wrist. I need some guidance before I seriously hurt myself.

  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

  3. Chaparral

    Chaparral Member

    Scratchbuilt O scale street lights

    I have scanned and saved a jpeg article from the October 1991 Model Railroader
    " Scratchbuilding O scale streetlights ". They are old fashioned gas lamps.
    Looks like the author used punched styrene discs, sequins, beads,brass tube and a 6 volt transformer to power 16 volt GWB bulbs.

    The full file dimensions are 727 x 1000.
    Size is 276 kb.

    here's a tid bit

    Attached Files:


    COMBAT Member

    Uhhh this link didnt work. I would LOVE TO see this too! Anyone know whats wrong with it?
  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Oh, it is an old link for the old forum. You are gonna have to seach "lamp posts" or something sililar from the new forum to find it.


    COMBAT Member

    Bahhhh.. :)
  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Here's a replacement link:

    And a diagram that I posted somewhere (but now cannot find). To make the light pole pictured, you will need a grain of wheat or grain of rice bulb on a long wire, some styrene tubing, and a lampshade of some sort (detail part, or even a paper circle cut to fit). The wire can be stiffened with superglue or you can solder in a section of brass wire.


    Attached Files:

  8. shortliner

    shortliner Member

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