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    • February 22, 2021 9:02 AM EST
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      Looking for G gauge switch lanterns

      I would like to find some G Gauge switch lanterns the four sided ones. I can find plenty of the caboose style (three sided) but no four sided one like used in switch stands. I also need the red and green jewels that go in them, I did watch Toy Mans video on making them, plus it has the switch stands that he assembled and then cast his own switch lanterns. I don't have all the casting stuff that he has, plus the casting were very poorly done. I looked to see if anyone has made any on there 3D printer, but could find any. If you know of a source for these lanterns let me know, thanks.

       

      trainman

    • February 22, 2021 9:58 AM EST
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      Ozark Minis?????

    • February 22, 2021 11:08 AM EST
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      I may have what you need, I will check later today.

      Yea, I do have the Ozark ones, send you a message later

      This post was edited by Rick Marty at February 22, 2021 11:45 AM EST
    • February 22, 2021 11:54 AM EST
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      Rick Marty said:

      I may have what you need, I will check later today.

      Yea, I do have the Ozark ones, send you a message later

      thanks Rick, I did email OM and the ones they have should work, Part #0098, the pic in there catalogue was not too clear, but there response is what I wanted, they come with shields, lenses, for four sided lamps. 

       

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    • February 22, 2021 7:03 PM EST
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      John Lenheiser said:
      Rick Marty said:

      I may have what you need, I will check later today.

      Yea, I do have the Ozark ones, send you a message later

      thanks Rick, I did email OM and the ones they have should work, Part #0098, the pic in there catalogue was not too clear, but there response is what I wanted, they come with shields, lenses, for four sided lamps. 

       

      trainman

       

       

      Message sent, Rick

       

    • February 23, 2021 10:40 AM EST
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      Hi John Lenheiser,

      I have a handful of switch lights from Aristocraft turnouts. They are four sided with red and green lenses. I don't use then as I replace the actuators with LGB electric ones. Let me know if you would like some.

      Bob MacGregor in CT 

    • February 24, 2021 8:55 AM EST
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      Bob MacGregor said:

      Hi John Lenheiser,

      I have a handful of switch lights from Aristocraft turnouts. They are four sided with red and green lenses. I don't use then as I replace the actuators with LGB electric ones. Let me know if you would like some.

      Bob MacGregor in CT 

      Thanks Bob, I'm looking in to the size of these switch lanterns, they do appear to be on the large size, I'm trying to keep my layout to pretty much a correct scale size, I think they will be too big. 

       

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    • February 24, 2021 11:25 AM EST
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      I may be picky, but what has "Gauge" got to do with a switch lantern ?

          I can very well understand wanting a switch lantern of the appropriate "SCALE" for the equipment I'm modelling....but gauge is not the way to describe one....

            Fred Mills

    • February 24, 2021 6:39 PM EST
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      Fred Mills. said:

      I may be picky, but what has "Gauge" got to do with a switch lantern ?

          I can very well understand wanting a switch lantern of the appropriate "SCALE" for the equipment I'm modelling....but gauge is not the way to describe one....

            Fred Mills

      I really appreciate you correcting me when I make a mistake.

       

      trainman

      This post was edited by John Lenheiser at February 24, 2021 6:51 PM EST
    • February 25, 2021 6:24 PM EST

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      John Lenheiser said:
      Fred Mills. said:

      I may be picky, but what has "Gauge" got to do with a switch lantern ?

          I can very well understand wanting a switch lantern of the appropriate "SCALE" for the equipment I'm modelling....but gauge is not the way to describe one....

            Fred Mills

      I really appreciate you correcting me when I make a mistake.

       

      trainman

       

       

      What gauge would you describe it in then Fred Mills, Padre, Friar Fred ?

    • February 25, 2021 8:02 PM EST
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      Rooster said:
      John Lenheiser said:
      Fred Mills. said:

      I may be picky, but what has "Gauge" got to do with a switch lantern ?

          I can very well understand wanting a switch lantern of the appropriate "SCALE" for the equipment I'm modelling....but gauge is not the way to describe one....

            Fred Mills

      I really appreciate you correcting me when I make a mistake.

       

      trainman

       

       

      What gauge would you describe it in then Fred Mills, Padre, Friar Fred ?

      S,M,L.XL,2XL ?

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    • February 25, 2021 9:38 PM EST
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      Fred Mills. said:

      I may be picky, but what has "Gauge" got to do with a switch lantern ?

       

      The OP specifically said G-gauge and is therefore asking about any switch lantern that would look right when used with track at a 45MM or 1.75" spacing.  Not really that difficult to understand.

    • February 26, 2021 12:26 AM EST
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      I can see where this can be a misunderstand when I say G Scale, My railroad is LGB 1:22.5 with both LGB rolling stock and the older style USA Trains rolling stock which matches up with the LGB American rolling stock (the old wood side cars). I have no 1:20.3, or 1:29 stuff as the scale will be out of size for the 1:22.5 LGB. I know many of you mix the different scales and I have no problem with that, it's your railroad so do what works for you. I've looked at all the switch stand lanterns and I believe I will go with the Ozark Miniature's, they offer the closest style I want and they have the targets that circle the lantern lenses.  The Aristo Craft ones would work, but there size is too big for my liking, I don't measure everything that goes on my railroad with a scale ruler, but I do have a good eye for perspective and how it relates to things in general. 

      trainman

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