After a slightly random conversation at the model boat club, I find myself custodian of this GWR station lamp. The previous owner had inherited it and didn't want to throw it away. He had no desire to own a rusty relic though - so passing it on to me for free solved all his problems.
I can't resist a bit of railwayana but this isn't without it's issues. The main one being that quite a lot of it is composed of rust. The frame around the glass is OK, but both the bottom and top are basically knackered.
Sensible people would throw this away - or at least find some other numptie to pass it on to.
I'm not sure what to do. Replacing all the rust wouldn't leave much of the original. There's little metal to weld to so replacing rust with steel isn't likely. My initial thoughts involve some automotive glue. Maybe if I stabalise the rust, I can glue metal inside the rotten bits.
Dunno. For the moment it's in store while I think. Suggestions welcomed.