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Loco Headlights
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 10:05 AM
Is there a non DCC method of having constant intensity LED ditch and headlights for an Athearn GP 38-2 ?

Thanks

AL
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Posted by CHESSIEMIKE on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 9:51 PM
I have used diodes as a rectifier and used the voltage drope to run two 1.5 volt "grain of rice" bulbs for a Pyle headlight on a Baldwin AS16. I guess you could run three this way. Not only does it give you constant lighting, but also directional lighting.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 9, 2002 1:01 AM
Check out this site, very good information.

www.pollensoftware.com/railroad/index.html
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Posted by karmakreations on Monday, March 11, 2002 4:16 PM
I have built and installed the lighting circuit that is described at this web site and it is not only very easy to make but inexpensive and very small. It works really great and I am looking in to adapting the design to light my cars as well.
Try it and I am sure you will agree.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 11, 2002 8:00 PM
Bob-

Where did you find the parts for the lighting circuit? Does Radio Shack carry them ???

- George

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 10:53 AM
See the site www.mrollins.com/circuit.html
It is an eccellent source, and it has the part numbers for several U.S. electronics stores. (I.E: Radio Shack) The headlight I made only cost about $5 - 7. It was easy to make, and I'm only fifteen.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 2:19 PM
Try www.mouser.com The chip 76cents and the LED's are less than that.
Mike

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