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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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Getslotted also do their own range of light that I used on my rally track - nice and easy to use with no soldering and everything you need in the kit with 15 lights. Not cheap though but if you add up the costs of other light kits it is actually a pretty good deal

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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!

Cheers

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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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