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Joe Tanski
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Ditch lights

Post by Joe Tanski » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:33 am

Have a friend who wants to add Ditch lights to his loco,anyone making kits like the old Flashers are us ones,
Any good sources or designs

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Re: Ditch lights

Post by dnevil » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:02 pm

There are photos and description of a pair of ditch lights built by Lee Wright in this document on page 179 (3 page from the end).

http://ibls.org/files/Wandering_Locomot ... 130714.pdf
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Re: Ditch lights

Post by RONALD » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:03 pm

Precision Steel Cars: https://www.precisionsteelcar.com/details_loco.html

Has Step Lights, aren't they the same as Ditch Lights?
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Re: Ditch lights

Post by theg8nw » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:36 pm

Nope. Those light the locomotive steps.. Ditch lights face forward and are a safety feature to make the locomotive more visable at grade crossings. Think about them the same as daytime running lights on your car or truck.
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