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Joetrain59

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MV lenses available anywhere?
« on: January 02, 2020, 01:05:25 AM »
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A search gave conflicting results in MV is even in biz anymore. Walthers shows OOS on all items.
 I just put a back up light on tender of Bmann DCC 2-6-0. Used a GHQ casting I've had for years,
 With a micro incandescent led in the casting. Did drop in some Krystal Kleer, but not happy.
 Any help appreciated.
 Joe D

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Re: MV lenses available anywhere?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 01:51:36 AM »
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Did you check MBK?
I have bought some on eBay in the past.  Just go to eBay ans search for mv products lenses.

But if you want to illuminate the headlight, you will have to drill a dimple in the back part of the reflector.
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Re: MV lenses available anywhere?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 10:06:28 AM »
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https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=46641.0

bob@mvproducts.com

Or Mailing Address:

PO Box 6622 
Orange, CA 92863

Phone Number
(949) 427-7913

Hours of Operation
Contact Us After 7:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

http://www.mvproducts.com/Contact.html

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Re: MV lenses available anywhere?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 07:59:44 PM »
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MBK does not show any. Got the "no results........." MV Products also not listed under brands they carry.
 I got 14 results on ebay, but not what I need.
 Looking for a clear lens of about .075".
 Pete, I also read that some of the backing can be sanded off. Tricky little things to hold, though.
 That's why I would usually order several.  :facepalm:
 Thanks,
 Joe D

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Re: MV lenses available anywhere?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2020, 08:31:20 PM »
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Last time I did a search for MV lens, I think it was a wargaming site and I paid like $15 for shipping  :facepalm:

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Re: MV lenses available anywhere?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 08:46:19 PM »
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MBK does not show any. Got the "no results........." MV Products also not listed under brands they carry.
 I got 14 results on ebay, but not what I need.
 Looking for a clear lens of about .075".
 Pete, I also read that some of the backing can be sanded off. Tricky little things to hold, though.
 That's why I would usually order several.  :facepalm:
 Thanks,
 Joe D

Sand, drill . . . whatever it takes to remove the mirror material to allow the LED light to shine through. But doing that also ruins most of the "real reflector look" of the MV lens.  Bob Gilmore drills a small dimple in the bottom of the reflector and says that even that small hole (which simulates a scale light bulb) allows enough light to pass for the headlight to look realistic.
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Re: MV lenses available anywhere?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 09:02:02 PM »
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Re: MV lenses available anywhere?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2020, 01:01:52 AM »
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Nice find, thanks.
 Joe D.

 Pete, I hear you. Just that one little extra item, to make a model look better,
 can be a real P.I.T.A. sometimes. Pete, would there be a link to what BG did?
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Re: MV lenses available anywhere?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2020, 12:29:28 PM »
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Pete, would there be a link to what BG did?

Yes, Joe, there is a lenghty thread on this subject. It was started by  . . . you, 9 months ago.  :D
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=46641.0

Here is another related thread.
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=31701.0
« Last Edit: January 05, 2020, 12:31:41 PM by peteski »
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Re: MV lenses available anywhere?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2020, 12:21:11 AM »
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Well I placed an order with My Caboose. CC was charged recently, but nothing in the mailbox. I emailed vendor on Thursday. Response was, OOS, CC credited.
 Ugh.
 Joe D