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Hi all!

Yesterday I just got myself one of the new GFbyB Warships in green 'Dragon'. It is a beautiful little runner, albeit not one of their absolute best but excellent none the less (a bit more running in should help)? I cannot find anywhere to very lightly oil the gears and worms etc, as once the body shell is removed there are loads of what looks like mini PSB's all over the place on top of the chassis, to the point that it is practically sealed! I noticed that with the directional lighting, the headcode box lights in both directions but there is only one white (leading end) and one red (trailing end) that actually lights when it is moving. Is this how it should work or is it a fault? Every other N Gauge loco I have ever owned that had lights, either had one light in the middle of the nose (as in the Dapol Class 73's) or two lights on the nose, one on either side of the cab front? The lights are really good and look awesome but not as bright as the LED's used on some loco's (Dapol Class 73's), which makes them look a tad unrealistic. Many thanks in advance for any assistance given.

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Don't forget the Warships had all gone by 1972 and that was long before the days of high intensity lighting. Generally only the leading headcode should be lit, but in the days of headcodes it was not unusual to find locos with both lit up. Please note you will be hard pushed to find photographic evidence, I just happened to witness it occasionally!

The white and red lights mentioned were in fact only markers and were of very low power (1 x 24v bulb if memory serves)

Hope this is of some help.

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Thanks Britho

Now I know! I just thought that it looked rather strange with only the leading headcode lit (not the rear as well as they have directional lighting) yet only one light or marker as you said, lit on just one side of the nose of the leading end of the loco? Oh well, if thats how they ran, then so be it. I just think it looks rather odd with only one light on one side. I would have prefered it to have either two lights, one either side of the nose at each end or non at all. But thats only my thoughts and I am certainly no expert. Thanks once again Britho.


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