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Whish do you prefer. Dye tint or red & green painted RR traffic lights. I like painted.
 

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why not just put the proper colour LEDs in ?


or are these supposed to be non illuminated ??
in which case they just would be black ???
 

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why not just put the proper colour LEDs in ?


or are these supposed to be non illuminated ??
in which case they just would be black ???
Errrr, red is red and green is green.
As for LEDs, they were not used on vintage train lights. LED cane into use around 1980-1990? Trains and accessory lights have been around 60 years earlier and most used 18 volts. Lot of lights are and still used on AC voltage. LEDs usually use DC at 12 volts or less.
Even more odd, what would use a light bulb, but not to be lighted???????
Finally you did not answer the question...............
 

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well, yellow is pretty common on signals ...
and usually only one is lit, the rest are dark [non illumiated] ..
if you just paint the lights, how do you change them, re-paint ??
 

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well, yellow is pretty common on signals ...
and usually only one is lit, the rest are dark [non illumiated] ..
if you just paint the lights, how do you change them, re-paint ??

Not back when they first started using the signal lights.
They just went from red to green, green to red ha ha ha
Must have caused a lot of accidents so they added a yellow.:D
 

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well, yellow is pretty common on signals ...
and usually only one is lit, the rest are dark [non illumiated] ..
if you just paint the lights, how do you change them, re-paint ??
Errrr.........Lights come painted or dye tinted. They are still available new. Have you never seen vintage colored incandescent bulbs? Just seen LEDs?
 

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Not back when they first started using the signal lights.
They just went from red to green, green to red ha ha ha
Must have caused a lot of accidents so they added a yellow.:D

i stand [actually i sit in an easy chair] corrected .. :)
i have no idea of the OPs time era unfortunately ..
 

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Errrr.........Lights come painted or dye tinted. They are still available new. Have you never seen vintage colored incandescent bulbs? Just seen LEDs?

well, i have seen incandescent lights ... but they have pretty much been replaced with LEDs, less power, and a lot more hours of life ..
and no, i have not seen 'vintage' lights of any kind ??
sorry ..
 

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1915, In his other thread that is titled "I like my model train"./QUOTE]


oh, okay .. it's in another thread ...
just a fyi, my own layout is circa 1890,, and [unfortunately or not] contains no signals or lights ...
so i have no idea what is 'appropriate' for an era like 1915, sorry ..
but, in the interest of edification, i have used Tamiya translucent yellow and orange on warm white LEDs in my steamers [in HO scale] .. both on 5mm and 3mm LEDs as well as those that were surface mount ..
 

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lol, i just realized my assumption was wrong, lol
i -assumed- the original poster had meant opaque paint, not translucent paint ..
he didn't specify, so i [erroneously] -assumed- opaque ..

that way the bulb [either LED or incandescent] would not be covered entirely
 

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lol, i just realized my assumption was wrong, lol
i -assumed- the original poster had meant opaque paint, not translucent paint ..
he didn't specify, so i [erroneously] -assumed- opaque ..

that way the bulb [either LED or incandescent] would not be covered entirely
No Problem.
You just need another coffee.:p
 

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I will vote for vintage too. :thumbsup:
 
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