|FINISHING THE GP35'S HEADLIGHTS
OCTOBER 8, 2014
I found this piece of aluminum tubing while poking around the garage, some
kind of handle which had the correct size to fit around the headlights.
After cutting a few trial pieces on the band saw, I came up with this shape.
We will have to put up with the fluting but that's OK.
|Installed on the lower headlight...not perfect, but close enough.
|Here's the visors after final painting and installation.
The rear headlight housing started as a block of pine.
I shaped it with a hacksaw and file, then used a 5/8 inch drill.
The headlight "bulbs" came from a container of half-and-half.
Then we trimmed the "bulb" to fit inside a ring made of the
same aluminum pipe we used for the front headlight visors.
The completed rear headlights. They will never be used as headlights but
they look OK. I also installed red LEDs as classification lights.
We also installed classification lights at the front of the locomotive. These
are prewired LED's from Oznium.com, same source as the headlights.