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I recently treated myself to this little lot:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Photography-Studio-4x-25W-LED-Softbox-Lighting-Stand-Kit-Photo-Video-Light-Set/254248249150

 

and yes, it does all fit in the supplied carry bag.

 

With this lighting set up I can set the aperture to f22 and open the shutter for a second or two to get a really good depth of field in focus.

 

Many years ago, before digital and LED illumination, I used to use a 500W bulb. It took ages to cool down after use.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ian Morgan said:

I recently treated myself to this little lot:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Photography-Studio-4x-25W-LED-Softbox-Lighting-Stand-Kit-Photo-Video-Light-Set/254248249150

 

and yes, it does all fit in the supplied carry bag.

 

 

Interesting. That looks like a nice little package at a very good price.

 

I use these (below), that I've had for quite a few years, for indoor 'studio' type work and usually do as you do - set the aperture to F25 and let the exposure time take care of itself while on a tripod. The bulbs are 50W daylight temperature balanced fluorescent spirals and chuck out quite a decent light so the exposure time isn't usually very long, but they are quite dear and don't seem to last very long. Upon following your link I see there are now a lot of continuous photoflood lighting options available at decent prices. I'd not looked for years. 

 

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The LED 'bulbs' are standard E27 screw fitting, so you should be able to get replacements for your stands, I would think. The LED 'bulbs' have diffuser enclosures, so may not need the separate diffusers.

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Thanks. The fluorescent spiral bulbs and my lamp holders have standard Edison screw fittings so I'll check out what's currently available.

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Osborns are in the process of releasing a 3D printed Dennis RS (rigid steel) fire engine (produced 1978 to early 1990s) which is, of course, the vehicle made famous in the ‘London’s Burning’ TV programme. Apparently it will be supplied painted and RTP. 

 

 

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The fire engine looks good. Some etched brass ladders need I think. At least one coming to Kensington Olympia.

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A little order from Osbournes arrived yesterday, milk float, Commer Walk thru and the fire engine. I’ve given it a coat of Tamiya Clear and a black wash to highlight some parts, ladders aren’t as chunky as I thought they would be. Need to check what colour the wheels should be.

 

 

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Needs red wheels and a yellow side strip with blue border in addition to the station name and LFB crest.

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30 minutes ago, acg5324 said:

Needs red wheels and a yellow side strip with blue border in addition to the station name and LFB crest.

Hmm, not sure about the red wheels. The Dennis Fire Engines LFB used had black wheels, however the producers of Londons Burning had a couple of ex Sheffield appliances which had red wheels and were never repainted hence the potential confusion.

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It looks very good. The only snag is that, although a RS was used in the London's Burning TV programme, I don't think the London Fire Brigade had any (unless anyone knows better). All the pics I've found of LFB engines are of the SS type.

 

I've asked for a couple of unpainted ones to convert one to a SS (extra side window as far as I can see but some research required) and the other to a Dennis Phoenix dust cart.

 

 

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3 hours ago, acg5324 said:

Needs red wheels and a yellow side strip with blue border in addition to the station name and LFB crest.

When the SSs were first delivered they did not have the reflective stripes. I don't know when the LFB did introduce them. Stripes or no stripes -  it will have to fit with Grahame's period. I have a nice photo of a Volvo Saxon outside Borough Market in 2005 - pity it's a bit late for Grahame.

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Thanks for the extra info chaps. Lots of photos out there but many of course are of the London’s burning vehicles. They appear to have used several different ones over the years.

 

LFB have used this type as there are several pictures on the net, 1984 A prefix seem the oldest.

London Fire Brigade Dennis  SS131 from Knightsbridge

 

Some useful pictures here

http://www.romar.org.uk/page3.html

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IIRC The SS had a slightly different cab, only the front part tilted, hence the join behind the little side window they also only had single headlights generally I think. I dug out my fire brigade handbook from the mid 90s and the only appliances LFB had were indeed SS and all.A reg before they switched to Dodge then Volvo.

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London's Burning changed the reg plates on their appliances a few times, the main 2 appliances were the same throughout and dated from circa 1980 but were seen on screen wearing J plates in one series. 

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1 hour ago, 37114 said:

London's Burning changed the reg plates on their appliances a few times, the main 2 appliances were the same throughout and dated from circa 1980 but were seen on screen wearing J plates in one series. 

Ahhh sneaky.

Anyway the fire engine is a much more suitable vehicle than the alternatives for the 1980s. It’ll be an interesting conversion you’re going to do for a dustcart.

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