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Old 11-21-2019, 10:07 PM   #1
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Coach

Here are coaches I have the do light up
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:53 PM   #2
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No pictures displayed. If they are N scale you should
post in that Forum section.

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Old 11-23-2019, 12:25 PM   #3
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I will repost them tonight
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:38 PM   #4
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Here are the coach the are Atlantic coast line , Pullman , 2 coaches and a Tavern
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Old 11-24-2019, 03:10 AM   #5
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One looks like an RPO.
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:58 AM   #6
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Were they originally lit and just have burned out bulbs or have no original lights? If the bulbs are just out they’ll need to be replaced and wheels, axles and pickup wipers will need to be cleaned.
If they do not have original lights and you want to light with track power that’s a bit trickier.
Battery LEDs may be the way to go there. Let us know what they are and we can advise you from there.
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:34 PM   #7
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These are similar to the silver side passengers
in which I installed lighting. If so, you would
simply pry the shell away from the frame to
get inside.

You may have to install metal wheels if they
come with plastic. It's not difficult to use
Kadee #5 metal centering spring boxes to
rub on the wheels for power pick up.

I used the 12 V strip LEDs. (the effect is flourescent
lighting). You'll need to rectify the AC current with
diodes and use a resistor to drop voltage.

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Old 11-25-2019, 06:53 AM   #8
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The front of the car has metal on one sid and plastic o the other side the back ones are Opposite of the front
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:12 AM   #9
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I think those are Mantua coaches.

I believe they are a set with the the ACL loco you showed earlier. Definitely a set that would be fun to get running again.
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:49 PM   #10
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With metal wheels on one side of each truck it appears
that these cars were designed to be lighted. Have
you taken off the shell? You would likely find a light
or socket for one.

However, I would still rewire per my earlier post. The
lighting would be much more stable.

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