> I just purchased the Ibenlite #101 MARS light and am a little confused.
> As near as I can figure, I'm to take two of the itty-bitty lights they
> provide and wire them together as they discribe and insert the bulbs in
> the larger headlight hole.
The Ibenlight instructions are generic - I've used about six of these
units, and I'll tell you what I would do with a Krauss-Maffei.
> Question? Do I install them vertical or horzontal? Instructions do not
> give you a clue and I guess they assume you would know. I don't.
Look at a prototype type photo of a Krauss Maffei on the SP. The one
I've got here shows two pairs of lights - the upper horizontal pair is
the Mars light - put one bulb in each hole with a dab of white glue for
each one. Plug these lights into the "effect" (Mars) light plug on the
> Also, if any of you have used this product, can I run the Mars light,
> two SP type head lights and two ditcher lights all from this one unit. It
> has sockets for constant, drectional and mars lights but only provide you
> with what looks like two 1.5v lights.
Yes, the unit comes with just two bulbs. Buy more 1.5v bulbs for the
lower light, install as above, plug into the reversing light plug. If
you want ditch lights, install the light housings of your choice,
install the bulbs as above, and wire them as well into the reversing
light plug. Alternately, you could plug the lower light into the
constant plug so it would never go out - it's your choice, actually.
Wire the Ibenlight in series with the motor, adjust the flash rate to
your preference with the tiny screwdriver potentiometer on the
Ibenlight, and enjoy. I've got them in Proto E8s and they look just
*** as heck coming out of a tunnel or down a long straight.
> BTW, This instalation will be in an old HO scale Rivarossi/IHC Krauss
> Moffet (sp?). Yeah I had four of them but I converted two of them in to a
> mythical "B" unit. It looks neat. Krauss Moffet A-B-A! Hey! It's *my*
> railroad! :-)
> Good Old Jim
> I used to cry 'cause I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet!
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