I once asked her to make me a Yale lock and she did - I have just bought another for this project. She also works in spot on 1/12th scale
Kath (and Margaret) makes and sells single and double wall sockets waiting to be used around the house. I believe she also makes the old brown Bakerlite type of electrical sockets used in houses well into the early sixties in this country.
There are a number of appliances you can buy already plugged in.
So most electrical things that you don't want to light up are well covered by what she does.
However, I have a couple of table lamps and standard lamps which, in real life, would be plugged in. I then needed to connect the wire to the electrical source so the lamps could be lit. I couldn't see a sensible reason for traveling wires here and there and then having to conceal the fact that they weren't actually plugged in.
I came up with the wheeze of getting some plugs in sockets from her and drilling below the plug and passing the wire through and then through the usual hole in the wall and on to the power source. Within a couple of days here they are and pre-drilled by Kath all ready for me to use. (The following pictures are a trial run mock up so not too elegant but will show you what I mean)
|the scruffy bit round the hole is my fault they arrive just perfect|
She even drilled the hole at a 45 degree angle to make the wire look more realistic
Here I have cut off the plug and threaded the wire through the socket
|made a hole in a bit of scrap wood|
The wire is then threaded through the hole in the room wall - this is just a bit of scrap wood not the real thing.
|like threading beads|
There we have it a realistic lamp plugged into a realistic socket and will also light up! I am sooooo happy. Huge thanks Kath.
Contact her if you want any (or anything else). Failing that I do urge you to check out her site and see the goodies she has. She will be at the NEC Miniatura in April - I have my shopping list ready.
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