I started my interest in live steam modeling at the ripe old age of twelve with a boost from Bill McLucas, a neighbor in North Hollywood and member of the Los Angeles Live Steamers. Now, decades later we like to gather at the club, usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month, and remember old friends and swap stories among those of us who were just kids many years ago. Jim Krieder brought a bag with these lamps in it one day and handed them to me with the suggestion they might be something I’d like to model. Later a note to Woody Kirkman at W.T. Kirkman lamps (highly recommended), identified them as Adams Westlake Candle Lamps used in railcars and depots in the 19th and early 20th Century. Well, that settled it I had to make some up for the live steam hobby.
These are modeled in 2.5″ scale but would look at home in a smaller scale application as well. The lamps are designed so that you can shave down a birthday candle for a static display or, fit them with one of our ‘flame-effect’ LEDs and wire them up for a period lighting effect, perhaps over a desk in the caboose. The kit comes with the lamp body, wall bracket, frosted acrylic chimney and LED lamp (note that routing the wire is left to you based on installation.
Polished $75.00 / Unpolished $60.00 ea.