Vintage style industrial flush-mount lamp-shades in HO scale (1:87), ready for installing nano LEDs, set of 40
. Lamp shade diameter: 4.06 mm (scale 14 inches
), lamp height from bottom of shade to wall flush mounting: 4.06 mm (scale 14 inches
The lamps are sprued in a tree so they do not get misplaced or damaged in the manufacturing process. Use a sprue cutter to snip each lamp off the frame at the flush mount fitting. Each lamp stem has a 0.4mm hole through it that may require some cleaning by hand with piano wire or a 0.4mm drill bit, to remove any left over plastic powder. The hole is wide enough to pass a pair of enameled wires ("magnet wire") of 32 to 48 gauge, to connect to the nano LED.
To make a realistic looking bulb out of a nano LED, use warm white or amber LEDs of 0402 or 0603 size, and dip each LED in clear or preferably translucent glue, such as gorilla glue, after soldering the magnet wires to it. The glue should leave a somewhat globular drop around the LED, thus making it look like a classic light bulb once it dries. Pass the magnet wires through the stem of the lamp, such as to partially insert the LED into the lampshade. At the ether end, hook the wires to your power source in series with an appropriate resistor.
The model arrives unpainted and can be ordered in translucent Smooth
or Smoothest High Detail
plastic. For realism, it needs to be painted and a nano LED added, before installation into your model railroad layout or diorama.
A larger version (20.5 inch diameter of shade) is also available: Big Industrial Lampshades HO Sprued - x40