Locomotive paraffin lamp 2m scale

I designed and build this lantern for my live steam Simplon

but they can also be good for other models

Download free pdf construction plan printable in format A3 or A4

I made a wooden jig in which I drill three small holes to insert the brass wires for soldering to the lamp ring.

A small brass disc center the ring during soft soldering.

Some of the lamp components.

"Glass" disks are cutted out from an old floppy disk box.

To turn the plastic disks without damaging them I have thought about pressing them between two short brass rods, one in the three jaw chuck and the other in the tailstock center.

Some picture of the finished lamp. The glass burner tube is a turned and polished from a plexiglas scrap.