Page Created 11/2010

ROD MILLER'S TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

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This page shows the various tips and techniques that I use custom drive and model making business.

Hopefully the photos and captions are self-explanatory. If you have any questions please let me know.

  1. Lighted End of Train Markers

    For markers I prefer the Grandt Line #149 housings.

    These are molded in clear plastic. I coat the lens area with rubber cement, then paint them black. Rub off the rubber cement and color the lens with a permanent marker. The housing is hollow and a 1.5 volt bulb fits easily.

    To mount them to the car, I made brackets.



    Before attaching the bracket to the car carefully ream the ring with a hand held drill so that the painted housing slips into it with a little push. Using a power drill is pretty tricky because if the drill grabs the ring, the entire bracket will be destroyed, and your fingers might not do so well either.

    The brackets are $5.00 per sprue plus $2.00 S&H per order.

    Here is a photo of lit markers on a PSC SP caboose. I couldn't get the camera set properly so that the lights weren't so bright. Had I been able to do so, you would have seen the red color to the rear and the green to the side.



    Per SP practice, the front lens is also green (not visible).

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