Thursday, October 10, 2019

GP15-1: Ditch and Rock Lights

Time goes by and I can't believe it's been a month since my last post. This fall comes with a strange king of lassitude... even if work on the layout still progresses.

Nevertheless, our pair of GP15-1s are near to completion. Adding LED to rock and ditch lights is proving to be extremely challenging and far beyond what we expected. Installing so many lights can be quite a challenge and unfortunately, we discovered quite late some LED didn't have matching colors. If you think pico LED are all born the same, well it's not the case. It seems quality control wasn't seriously carried on by the manufacturer. Imagine, a few LED were clear white, some had a bluish hue and other a very yellow tint. It was unacceptable and some were removed.

However, the final result is quite impressive and well worth the efforts. We still need to add some fiber optic lenses on the rock light, but 1510 is almost done. At this rate, maybe all our locomotives will be ready to run by Christmas!

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