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Headlamp housings

Post by Phil.P » Mon Apr 08, 2024 2:21 pm

I have recently bought a railtruck kit, and it has a cross-piece with circular ends, with a hole for a LED.

Think the older truck, with the lights sticking out either side of the bonnet.

Does anyone know of a 3D print (possibly) of a parabolic housing, that these had?

I just think it will lift the model, a little.
Of course, if there are commercial mouldings, these would be acceptable, as well.

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Post by -steves- » Mon Apr 08, 2024 3:06 pm

Could you just draw something up so I know what sort of thing you are looking for, I may, or may not have something already or that can be adapted / modified.
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Post by philipy » Mon Apr 08, 2024 3:25 pm

Is this the sort of thing you are thinking of, Phil? ( as a f'rinstance)
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3401354

Give us some dimensions and I'm sure one of us can come up with something to suit.
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Post by StuartJ » Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:42 pm

Have a look at the Model T Ford headlights (and others) included in Dave Watkins' Crewe Tractor models on Thingiverse:
https://davewatkins.weebly.com/crewe-tractor-build.html

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Post by Phil.P » Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:47 pm

Answering both of you..

That sort of idea, but more of a point to the back.

Draw a semi-circle, grab the centre of the curve at the back, and 'pull' it outwards a little..

https://images.app.goo.gl/TqaWYpMxtZSDt6K18

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Post by -steves- » Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:25 pm

I have this sort of thing, depends on the dimensions you need?
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Post by ge_rik » Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:20 pm

If you want something off the shelf, Cambrian do a nifty little headlamp
https://www.cambrianmodelrail.co.uk/sto ... -p95168722

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:26 pm

I used a couple on my Railcard build a few years ago - they even have a clear lens
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Re: Headlamp housings

Post by Phil.P » Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:28 pm

Thanks Rik, might be a possibility, but that photo is dire!

<Edit> Posted before seeing your second post.

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