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Bug Eyes
« on: June 05, 2007, 09:30:10 AM »
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Hey Guys

Does anyone make the bug eyes for conrail units?
I have some 60M's that need some and I'd rather not paint on the marker lights.  ;D

Thanx

Rob

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Re: Bug Eyes
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 10:05:22 AM »
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Now you're speakin my language!

And the answer is... no.

But, I believe they'd be easy enough to make using fiber optics (even those cheapo plastic ones) that youll be fine.

Just off the top of my head, I think I'd mushroom the end using a lighter, then roll it in gray paint.

Alternately, you may want to try wider optic, sand the rim to round it off a touch, then roll it in gray paint.

Of course, you'd need a way to do the red, I think using red optic medium would work. Otherwise, try using a red magic marker.

I'm gonna need a few myself too.

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Re: Bug Eyes
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 10:31:38 AM »
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Ed

I have been thinking about using fiber optics and I wanted a "piece" to put the fiber through, kinda like a holder for the marker light. I am trying to find one like details west/associates makes in HO.

Thanx for the input.

Rob

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Re: Bug Eyes
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 11:21:30 AM »
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Maybe some plastruct tube cut down?

I'm curious to see where this goes.

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Re: Bug Eyes
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 08:20:00 PM »
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...the bug eyes for conrail units?

Oh well, I'll bite, whatintheheck are bug eyes? A link to a photo would be helpful ;)

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Re: Bug Eyes
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 12:21:52 PM »
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...the bug eyes for conrail units?

Oh well, I'll bite, whatintheheck are bug eyes? A link to a photo would be helpful ;)


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