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I'm interested to know a bit more of how to make lamp posts for night races.

I know that SCX (was it..?) sells lamp posts that you can place around a track, but as far as I know they are quite bulky looking.

Has anyone tried making their own good looking lamp posts to light up the track at night?

How did you do it?

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Hi Bear.
For ideas or alternative lamps to the SCX ones try looking at model railway suppliers. There used to be a German company called Brawa that specialised in them and had dozens of styles and sizes.
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Take a look at the Lionel highway lights and floodlight towers on this page.

The lionel stuff is 0 gauge and are about 6 inches tall. Hard to find anything like them at a comparable price.

There are pictures of the Lionel lights on layouts in this thread at SCI.

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I made my tack illumination with cheap x-mas-tree lights!
I didn't want to make lamp posts, because you don't see them near a real track too. I illuminated buildings and tents around my track to give the track more light.
I have to say it really works. It gives special sphere to the track, and the cars really need their lights to go around the track.

It's just a thought!

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Hallo.

There are some pictures of selfmade lamps on my website.
In german, but I think the pictures tell for themselfe.

The bulp is not a led!
We (jörg, ho built them, and I) think, that the yellow (brown) light of the used "pilot-lamps" (you know it from Amplifier-VU-Level-illumination) looks better, because it´s a little contrast to the headlights of the cars and it´s not too penetrativ.
But it´s a matter of taste.

The pictures can show you approximately, how you can build a track illumination.

Look at:
My Webpage

click to: "Projekte" -> "Peitschenlampen"

And, I forgot.... Jörgs website. With more pictures and in english!
Jörgs website

For more details, please ask me.

Tschau, Roland.
 
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