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Yard Light Tower
« on: August 20, 2007, 04:34:55 PM »
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Not sure if I will light it, if it goes on the module it will most likely be lit along with the others; if not I'll probably slap some 'jewels' in it. I switched to a water based acrylic for this project; it was nice not using the gas mask for a change but I wasn't used to the paint. Meh...













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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 04:49:26 PM »
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Very nice , being that it's brass , you only need 1 insulated wire to the top , the structure itself can be the other wire . If it were me , I would look into modified loco head lights for a source of mountable light fixtures . 

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 05:05:07 PM »
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Nice clean build, BD!

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 08:41:37 PM »
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Deserves
to be illiuminated even for a daytime scene.  Its just that good...
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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 10:20:25 AM »
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Yeah, I saw it yesterday in person, definitely top notch.

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 02:12:26 PM »
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Thanks fellas. 

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 02:57:47 PM »
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That tower is sweet.  Nice job.  Definitely put in some lighting.  Maybe some surface mount LED's.   8)

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 04:15:50 PM »
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I have to concur, BD- that tower's just too nice not to light it.  It'll be a bit of a pain in the a$$, but worth it.

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007, 04:34:58 PM »
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...very nice work BD, very nice !

and yes, it calls out loud for illumination...
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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2007, 09:19:41 PM »
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Hmmmm.  Etched brass... what a luxury.  I have to build mine out of wood... :-[


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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007, 09:31:43 AM »
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Curious to know... what will you be using for lights?  I'm thinking those super bright LED's...

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2007, 02:40:01 PM »
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I'm researching surface mount leds now. I tried Richmond Controls but the site doesn't have any pictures so I don't know what I'm looking at. It's a slow process as I've never done anything like this before--not sure if I'm looking in the right places...

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2007, 02:43:50 PM »
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Very cool. 8)

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2007, 02:57:06 PM »
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Beautiful job, BD, but due to the long skinny nature of most yards, there are usually more than one at a facility. The next one should turn out as well.  ;)

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Re: Yard Light Tower
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2007, 03:51:26 PM »
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BD,

Nice work. I've been eying that very kit at Kleins the last couple visits. If you're a modern era modeler, perhaps you're considering swapping out those round light frames for square, vapor lamp-type. If so, check out http://www.ngineering.com/lightng.htm. Actually several of the lamps on that site will fit within round housings and could be used with the existing frames.
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