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Crossing Lamps?

Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by Chris86, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Chris86

    Chris86 Member

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    Hello,

    I have rescued a couple of what I believe are BR (E) crossing lamps from certain oblivion in a skip!

    They don't have any of the innards (no burner etc) so my intention is to cosmetically restore and make a removable LED unit to go in for display.

    Luckily- there is a spare bullseye lens in the one that is damaged!

    Can anyone tell me how these lenses are fitted- or give me any pointers on restoration?

    My plan is to use wire wheels on a drill or grinder- rust converter- primer then paint- they appear to have been black from the traces of remaining paint on them?

    Best Regards

    Chris
     

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    It is a good many years since I had to place a lamp in one of these but I think the bullseyes and lenses were secured with putty or some similar compound.
     
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    You can occasionally find the oil burners on eBay but they are scarce.

    Putty is used on the ones I have seen.
     
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    For info. I think you may have signal lamps, especially as one of them appears to have a sunshade. A crossing lamp usually has a red bullseye (or Fresnel) lens on both sides. . The attached photo from the Lamp Manufacturing and Railway Supplies shows in the right hand what type of interior is required for both. There should also be a tin, removable anti draught base inside it too, but often lost.
     

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