Lights for the model monorail rear cab

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  1. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    The front cab gets all the attention: motor, lights, sound... it's time to show the rear cab some love too! How about proper warning lights and beacon?

     
  2. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    and how about a good audio system, including the often-requested "por favor..." message?

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  4. Onizukachan

    Onizukachan Great Teacher

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    Bob, your abilities continue to astound.
     
  5. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    The completed rear cab:

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  6. Flayre

    Flayre Earning My Ears

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    Love your work and videos. I caught the bug finally and received my 3rd train a few weeks ago (I have the blue, red, and yellow now). I wish I knew half of what you do to try some of the modifications you do. :-D
     
  7. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    Flayre, thanks for the kind (and flattering) words! :) I have a long background of electrical engineering to help with my designs but even so much of what I do is driven by just trying over and over until it works. You don't see my failures (and there are some) on YouTube! ;)

    For a somewhat easy start try the step-by-step white headlight modification shown on my website!
     
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  8. Onizukachan

    Onizukachan Great Teacher

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    I second that. I just did the white led mod myself.
    Bob, question please. Are the earlier rear cab lowers basically just drive shells without drives?

    My recent manufacture rear cab has no recessed place to even mount LEDs, and looks very very different from yours.
     
  9. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    Onizukachan, my rear cabs do not have a cutout for the headlights. I cut/filed out the area (you can see some pencil guidelines in one of my photos) and made a 3D printed pocket (epoxied in place) for the LEDs. The best way is probably to epoxy in the 3D part then cut/file the opening.
    I also removed a few ribs and things that were in the way of my installation.

    The Mark VII is easier since it already has a recessed area for the headlights.
     
  10. Onizukachan

    Onizukachan Great Teacher

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    Wow. Bob, I continue to be in awe of your innovation.
    Can’t wait for you to be finished with the move so I can get a WhisperJet from you!
    -Richard M.
     
  11. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    Hah, I can't wait to be finished with the move too! ;) I just have to: raise the garage door height; assemble the hydraulic lift; so I can put my machine tools on the lift; add enough electrical outlets so I can actually plug tools in; ......... in the meantime the bike paths and the beach are calling!
     

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