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Headlight Reflector With L.E.D.
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 Posted: Thu Mar 22nd, 2018 11:37 pm
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Michael G
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Latest project ....
A reflector with light for my narrow-gauge locomotives.
The diameter of the reflector is 4 mm.
The LED is 0.5 x 1 mm!
The reflector I made out of aluminum from oven trays.
I took a nut of the right diameter and slowly pushed the aluminum with the rounded top of the hat from a ballpoint pen.
Then I rough cut the edges and filed it to shape with a needle file.
I then drilled a 0.8 mm hole in the center of the reflector.
I glued the LED to the backside of the reflector with epoxy.
The LED is a bit too white, so it'll get a drop of Tamiya transparent orange.
Then I'll take Microscale Crystal Clear and fill the reflector so it gets a lens.




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 Posted: Fri Mar 23rd, 2018 03:08 am
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Mack Saunders
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That will make a very nice light. I have the same led size and some are in warm white color. I must try and make some.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 23rd, 2018 08:25 am
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Ooooooh!  Very cool idea!  Love it, I'm gonna steal it.



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 Posted: Sat Mar 24th, 2018 09:33 pm
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From a ways back, an old friend suggested using the tiny reflectors for MagLite flashlights. There was one in particular that fit exactly in a PSC old time box headlight and another that worked in PSC's "Silver City" headlight. These are O scale lights but look great in 1:35. To find the right flashlight, you might need to take your headlight with you to a store (Fry's, etc) which sells different ones to find the right size. My friend found out that MagLite sold the reflecters AND the plastic lens separately! Needless to say, the lens fit the PSC castings also. I still have the old lights but they are now "details" around the engine house.

Woodie



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