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    • August 25, 2017 7:08 PM EDT
      • Peeples Valley, Arizona
         
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      Changing out 2nd set of lights.

      Having done the observation car, I turned my attention to the coach this morning...

       

      First, I took the bottom off the car...

       

       

       

      Followed by removing the 9-volt battery box, and the wiring for the current lights...

       

       

       

      These are the lights I'm using, purchased from the local craft store, already wird to a battery box for 3 AA batteries...

       

       

       

      I attached the battery box where the old box came off using two-part epoxy...

       

       

       

      The wired LEDs get run through a hole in the bottom of the car. The hole gets sealed with clear silicone sealant.

       

       

       

      I ran the LED string back and forth along the rib for the old lights 3 times. The extra wire and LEDs get cut off. The lights get held in place with tape until the silicone I used to hold it in place dried.

       

       

       

      Exterior of car after new battery box is painted, and the car is reassembled with the wire routed where I wanted it.

       

       

       

      Car lit up with new lights...

       

       

       

      Now I have the combine and baggage car to do.

    • August 25, 2017 8:48 PM EDT
      • Peoria, NW of Phoenix, Arizona
         
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      ok, there are craft stores in Yarnell?? LoL. Looks god Daniel, cool idea. is it a chain store or a little mom &Pop?

       

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    • August 25, 2017 8:55 PM EDT
      • Peeples Valley, Arizona
         
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      Went to Michael's Crafts in Prescott. That's local to us.

    • August 25, 2017 11:19 PM EDT
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      Ok, all four cars are done. How do they look?

       

       

       

    • August 28, 2017 1:00 PM EDT
      • Taos, NM
         
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      Daniel, they look good.  Now, as my 5 yr old granddaughter has asked me, where are the people?  May have to be your next step as mine.

       

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