An SP moment . . . .

dave n Dec 20, 2004

  1. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    The "Trash Can" light package on those GP9's does it for me. Something you can't find in most model railroading SP pictures. Or on my units. Frustrate, frustrate, frustrate. Until now. Well done!

    Now who made the light package and where did you get them from? Inquiring minds want to know.

    I love the realistic Harriman Style, consist of passenger mail cars tied on behind the Geeps.

    Black Widow all the way.

    Move the clock up and into the age of Bloody Noses and you'd of found two Geeps with the bloody nose paint scheme painted on both ends of the Geeps.

    Nice Job!
     
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  2. BarstowRick

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    Nice lash-up of Black Widow Geeps. Looks to be like there are two a bit out of norm. Only adding to the realism.

    A SP freight with what appears to be concrete hoppers tied in behind. Awesome!
     
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  3. r_i_straw

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    I would have said Detail Associates or Sunrise but I found otherwise. I went digging in my parts box and located another package squirreled away. I recall that I had to glue them to thin brass strip in order to mount them to the shell.
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  4. JMaurer1

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    The large 'ash' or 'trash' can lights (they've been called both) WERE don'e by Sunrise (still miss them) but are still done by Detail Assoc and JnJ (I prefer the DA lights p/n 8209 - Headlight Large Switcher). The 5 light packages that the GP-9's mostly carried (some passenger GP-9s had the ash can lights) WERE done by Sunrise but are now available on Shapeways. If you can't tell, I think Sunrise had the best, nicest casting for both lights.
     
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  5. SP-Wolf

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    Miniatures by Eric has a pretty good selection of SP details.

    Wolf
     
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  6. BarstowRick

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    What I'm looking for are lighted trash cans.
    Analog DC makes it a bit more difficult but it's possible.
    Thinking we could accomplish it with ease using LED's and today's electronic packages.
    With today's DCC you could have a set-up to turn on and off those spot lights. You can also light up and have oscillating lights. As a bonus, it would be nice to light up the red light.
    Not sure we'd have room for the electric motor and gears. Most likely we'd loose the traction or pulling ability by removing the weights.

    Sound, who said anything about sound?

    As small as the electronics is getting, anything is possible.
     
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  7. SP-Wolf

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    Rick,

    It's doable -
    Here is my SD-9 fleet.
    I used the Miniatures by Eric Large signal light:
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    It is a solid casting - however, with care, it can be drilled out for a super small LED. The oscillating light effect is awesome. (Once I figure how to download videos - I will post one)

    I'm still trying to workout isolating the other light packages. To stop the light bleed over.

    Wolf
     
  8. tehachapifan

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    Wolf, which MBE part # is for those lights? Is it the NL10 (SP Steam generator & barrel light)?
     
  9. SP-Wolf

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    Yep - that's the one.

    Wolf
     
  10. tehachapifan

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    OK, thanks! (y)

    With no pic on the website, I never knew what these looked like or if they had a bracket.
     
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  11. Carl Sowell

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    Wolf,

    On the MBE site he shows an NL8 GP9 light and after clicking on the image it says a "large barrel light". Have you seen or used any of these, are they the same as the one listed with the steam generator?

    I had been thinking of making some out of plastruct tubing but may give one of these a try.

    thanks in advance,
    Carl
     
  12. Randy Clark

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    And I got one. Frankly, yours probably runs better.
     
  13. SP-Wolf

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    Hi Carl,

    The NL8 is the light only -- no bracket (I have these as well). As was stated, the NL10 comes withe barrel light and steam generator details. I recommend the NL10. As this is the closest to actual dimensions of the Pyle National signal light.

    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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  14. JMaurer1

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    I have done a casting of the Sunrise ash can light that I plan on trying to install a light in. I wanted to use a (resin) casting for lighting it so that I don't have to worry about shorts from the LED to the metal light. I keep telling myself that I will start working on this tonight (I have several decoders waiting to be installed in engines as well) but once I get home there's always something else demanding my attention. Maybe tonight...oh, I need to finish those 6 dome tank cars as well...and I need to check the wiring on those new return modules...and work on the scenery on them...and all the time the grass continues to grow.
     
  15. tehachapifan

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    I've always wanted to build an SP switcher (SW 900) with the giant ashcan lights as I think they looked comically oversized on those units....to the point that, if the rear one fell off, you might expect the unit to flip up onto it's nose.:ROFLMAO:
     
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  16. JMaurer1

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    I've built an old Minitrix FM switcher with the big ashcan lights on it but I don't take it out very often because of the mech and lack of DCC. Great looking top heavy (looking) locomotive though.
     
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  17. SP-Wolf

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    Here is a GS-6 in charge of the overnights:

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  18. BarstowRick

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    Wolf, Now that is the answer I'm looking for. Wow!
    Thanks for the pic's. I'll be able to put it together from here.

    Nice real nice!
     
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    Last December, I decided I was tired of "see through" benchwork and started putting in scenery forms. Aside from some details and weathering, one scene is fairly well finished. Here we see two views of the Eastbound Toledo Hauler at Wrens, OR on a warm July afternoon in 1967.

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    The Hauler usually makes it's return trip after dark, but due to a derailment in Toledo, the train made it's return the next morning. We see the Hauler exiting Tunnel 24 and again passing 3 G's Lumber at Wrens, OR.

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  20. MK

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    Very nice!
     

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