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    • June 5, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      Headlight Lenses

      There was a discussion a while back that I can't find about buying G Scale headlight lenses. My search was not successful. Someone mentioned this here new-fangled glue stuff, so I thought I'd try it.

      It is very tricky to use when you are trying to glue 2 pieces together because the blue light need to shine on the glue. If you have a tight joint, the light can't reach it.

      But I followed the suggestion from someone (you know who you are because I can't remember) to do several layers for a headlight lens.

      Being so successful, I decided to cover the number boards, too.

       

      These are for USAT NW-2. The Raritan River Rail Road had different headlights, so I had ordered these from Shapeways.

      Completed pictures to be posted later. It was not easy to get the light bulbs out of the old headlights.

    • June 5, 2018 6:11 PM EDT
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    • June 6, 2018 8:44 AM EDT
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      OK, coulda been Joe.

    • June 6, 2018 10:27 AM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      If there is a prize I'll take my credit, if not, then probably Joe.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • June 6, 2018 2:59 PM EDT
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      OK, coulda been John.

    • June 6, 2018 4:29 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Lou Luczu said:

      OK, coulda been John.

      I can't remembering adding the layering part, but I had seen it was clear the day before...

      I did suggest it here (LSC, can't say which thread).

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    • June 7, 2018 11:40 PM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Yep, I'm on the 1st page and no to layering (as a suggestion by me), many ideas went into the pot.

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • June 8, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

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      Try www.esslinger.com . They do watch crystals. For class lamps and the like, look for the date magnifiers. I used their 6.5mm date magnifiers in my LGB White Pass kitbash. They make domed crystals (down to 8 or 9mm, I think) which would work well for larger headlights. 

       

      Later,

       

      K

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    • June 8, 2018 10:58 AM EDT
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      Dang, they do a lot more then that! They have number and letter punches, synthetic crystals (like those used as class lights in the smaller scares), miniature screws...... I could spend my whole allowance there.

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    • June 8, 2018 1:40 PM EDT
      • Sylvester, Ga
         
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      I just asked for an increase in my train allowance...

    • June 9, 2018 7:07 AM EDT
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      Steve, that would mean me working more overtime, and that would leave me less time for important stuff, like working on my railroad.

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    • June 12, 2018 10:59 AM EDT
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      https://www.esslinger.com/watch-crystals-flat-mineral-glass/

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