Tinkering with Brake Van Side Lamps

Another little item that I tinkered with last weekend was a couple of Brake van side lamps. I was glancing through one of the LNER wagon volumes thinking that I hadn’t built many brake vans and searching for a suitable candidate for scratch building and realised that almost all subjects that I might wish to model need side lamps.
I have a few Connoisseur and D&S brake van kits in the stash but I seem to have been a bit sort of time for metal modelling of late so you have to do what you can.
Scratch Built Brake Van side lamps

Scratch Built Brake Van side lamps

They were made from assorted bit’s of rod and tube. – The marks are where the limonene that I used to glue them together has left a thin surface layer.