I thought it was about time I had a topic of my own as some elements are not catered for in this section.
Alan Buttler of Modelu has also done these finials in both 4mm scale and now 2mm scale, after suggesting that he do so for my current project.
This being 2mm scale square post bracket signals, with working lights and operation to be by servo motor controlled by a Megapoints servo controller.
You can of course imagine my relief at not having to make these myself!
Now square post signals in 2mm scale with working lights are tricky enough but bracket signals.... The problem being that the posts have to be made by using suitably shaped brass L sections. It would be so much easier if an etched brass version could be made available, perhaps it's something I should do, I don't know. Anyway the problem lies with the bracket post in putting the led wires in between the 2 halves then soldering them together and then soldering the post to the bracket. The parts are not exactly big.
I think I may have found the solution in securing the wires to one half of the subsiduary post with high temperature (350C) silicone glue, hopefully for long enough whilst I complete the soldering. Time will tell and I'll report back tomorrow as to whether or not it worked.