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Henri

Henri

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The correct shields (?) arrived today. Custom made by Sven from the Tramfabriek. A Dutch guy living in England.
This is just fabulous.

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phils2um

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I agree, it's going to be quite the tram engine when you've finished with it! Looks pretty close to me - got to be almost there! Spectacular job of scratch building.
 
Henri

Henri

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Thanks! Yes it is almost finished. Need to make a few lanterns. And add the hoses and chains. Then it’s ready for paint.
 
idlemarvel

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The correct shields (?) arrived today. Custom made by Sven from the Tramfabriek. A Dutch guy living in England.
This is just fabulous.

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They look beautifully made. Eton Wick is about 8 miles away from me. Probably "plates" rather than "shields" but there may be a better word.
 
Henri

Henri

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Nother small update. I made the little lights myself. The base is an 8mm tube so you can figure out the size of the other parts. I got a second hand Proxxon TBM 220 drill that was very welcome to make these lamps.
Furthermore added more details. I need a source for some scale correct hooks.

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and Dopey, one of our ragdolls.
 
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Those are small lanterns indeed! Very nicely done.
You must have good eyes ;-)
 
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Nother small update. I made the little lights myself. The base is an 8mm tube so you can figure out the size of the other parts. I got a second hand Proxxon TBM 220 drill that was very welcome to make these lamps.
Furthermore added more details. I need a source for some scale correct hooks.

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and Dopey, one of our ragdolls.
Nice job Henri, wonder if these will help?


As for the Lamps Top, paper clips work well for the Handles.
 
Henri

Henri

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Thanks! That looks very much as what I need!!
I’m practicing making them myself. Take a piece of wire, bend in shape and hammer it flat. Yesterday I got a good overall shape, but they were too large. Today I’m trying with thinner wire. If that doesn’t work I’ll order a couple of the sets you posted!
 
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the lamp handle is a piece of wire bent over a screwdriver.