British type SMD loco lamp

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Can anyone point me in the right direction for these? I'm sure I haven't dreamt this up but I can't for the life of me remember where I saw them...

Didn't someone produce white british-type loco lamps with little SMD lights in them?
 

Neil Robinson

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There's some one advertising them on the 16mm Association list of suppliers, unfortunately I can't for the life of me, remember who! I'll check later
 
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The SLR ones look quite clever with internal batteries, but a bit large?
 
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Can you make one yourself from an unpowered one? The LEDs themselves are quite easy to work with . This is the headlamp I built for my tram, featuring 2 LEDs in each. I drilled through from the back and fed the LED and lighting through. The thin enamelled wires are easy to thread and just need a bit of heat to melt off the insulation when you come to solder them.

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The GRS ones were great for use with live steam locos but had a very short working life - at least, the ones I bought did. About one hour before the battery failed. I don't know if the SLR ones are better than that.
 
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Can you make one yourself from an unpowered one? The LEDs themselves are quite easy to work with . This is the headlamp I built for my tram, featuring 2 LEDs in each. I drilled through from the back and fed the LED and lighting through. The thin enamelled wires are easy to thread and just need a bit of heat to melt off the insulation when you come to solder them.

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Great work!

Yes, I have that in mind as a backup plan. It was just bothering me that I was sure I'd seen some pre-made. The fewer little fiddly things I can do, the better :D
 

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Make sure you buy pre terminated leds and the hard work is done for you. Mounting them is the easy bit...