I thought it might be of interest to look at a few signals recently made and under construction
4mm Scale GWR lower quadrant tubular bracket signal. Features working lamps - warm white smd leds (not switched on for photo) servo motors fitted.
MSE arms, weight bars and brackets from detail etch version (2)
MSE bracket from original etch
Handrails from 0.33mm Nickel Silver wire, operating rods from same wire but chemically blackened
Support post cap is from brass rod turned on lathe.
Spectacle Lenses from canopy glue coloured with Tamiya Acrylic X27 and X23
Apart from the working lights this signal is similar to those built for a new layout base on Bewdley in the mid 1960’s, which should be appearing on the exhibition circuit soon. Of course being WR of that era their posts are painted aluminium rather than white. (Strangely enough, photographic evidence suggests that the gallows starter signal there always had a white post and was never repainted in aluminium.