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I have a 1960’s vintage HO set. Not sure the exact year. I am looking for a bulb replacement for the Sante Fe engine. Lighted F9 “A” diesel. The train runs on 18 volts. I would also contemplate an LED replacement. Any help with part numbers would be great. And if anyone has a parts breakdown of the engine. The engine runs great but I know eventually the brushes will wear. I haven’t set up the trains in over 40 years. They have been in storage.
 

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You can find a parts breakdown for many HO locomotives at http://HOseeker.com. You need to know the manufacturer.
If you can post some pictures on here someone can probably ID it for you.
Please be sure to show the bottom of the model as well.
 

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Headlight

The engine is a Mantua. That’s all I know but will post pictures soon

Msapanara;


If you install an LED headlight it should last forever, or close to it. You can use any five millimeter or even three millimeter diameter white or yellow "super-bright" LED and a 150-200 ohm resistor soldered onto either of the two wires coming from the LED. The combined LED & resistor should be connected to the same wires that fed electricity to the original light bulb. Often the metal frame of a model locomotive is used in place of one of these headlight wires, so there may be only one actual wire going to the light bulb. In that case hook one of the resistor wires (the one that is NOT soldered to the LED) to the metal frame, and the other wire from the LED to the one headlight wire. Run the locomotive forward and reverse. If the headlight doesn't come on at all, or only lights when the locomotive is running in reverse, then the resistor wire needs to be connected to the single headlight wire and the LED wire should be moved over to connect to the metal frame. LEDs only conduct electricity in one direction so the new LED headlight should light when the engine is going forward and tun off when the engine is in reverse. One source for LEDs and resistors is www.allelectronics.com

Good luck;

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