Smoke Density Lights

Discussion in 'HO Steam Locomotive General' started by friscomike, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Howdy,

    Has anyone used fiber optics or LED's to simulate exhaust lights on steam locomotives? I'm thinking fiber optics would be a good way to simulate them. They'd look good on the layout, too, since few railroads had them.

    Best,
    mike
     
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  2. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Re: Exhaust lights

    Mike, what exactly are exhaust lights?
     
  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

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  4. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  5. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Re: Exhaust lights

    The same light fixture used for the smoke density light was also used on oil burner tenders to illuminate the oil filler "manhole" so you could see the level when filling. I also saw them on the CB&Q on their old signal cabinets on the way to Hannibal before they replaced them. I wish I would have talked them out of a couple of them when they were replacing. They were made by Pyle-National.
     
  6. renapper

    renapper Passed away March 8, 2013

    Although I have not yet done it, I would think the way to go would be to use fiber optics powered by a white t-1 LED.
    Richard
     

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