Ibenlite Mars light question...

Ibenlite Mars light question...

Post by jimv.. » Thu, 09 Jan 1997 04:00:00



 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.

 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.  

  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.  
 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!

 
 
 

Ibenlite Mars light question...

Post by C.L.Zen » Thu, 09 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>  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.

Quote:
> 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
unit.

Quote:
>   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.

Quote:
>  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!


--

-- SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILROAD - Through The Heart of The South --

 
 
 

Ibenlite Mars light question...

Post by jimv.. » Sat, 11 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Hey Craig,  I tried to respond to you via e-mail but got the following....

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Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 04:15:45 -0500 (EST)



Subject: Re: Ibenlite Mars light question...

In a message dated 97-01-08 18:31:35 EST, you write:

<< 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. >>

Hi Craig!
Since you have had some experience and success with Ibenlite and with some
additional information and advise I have received, I hope you won't mind
my
picking your brain.

First, I found out that only one blub is used for the mars light.  The
chip
causes it to flash simulating the oscilating effect.  Now, with that out
of
the way here is my proposed configuartion.  The unit has a large headlight
(F7-A like) top center.  This is where I will put the Mars light.
Directly
under that are two vertical smaller head lights. I plan to place two
forward
direction lights there. (yes they will fit)  On either side are the
lighted
engine marker lights where I plan to put a constant light at each
location.
 At the rear of the loco is the back-up light and I plan on putting the
last
bulb there for the reverse direction.  

Now, there are all the proper sockets in the chip and I have all the bulbs
I
need, but the question comes up, "Will the Ibenlite handle six (6) 1.5 v
bulbs with out diminishing there output?  I discovered that I was
incorrect
in the number provided.  They, Ibenlite, provides four bulbs not two as I
stated.  Will the unit handle six?

Thanks for letting me bend you ear.  I have seen the mars light in
operation
at a local club and was very, very impressed.  So much so I thought it was
a
mechanical device. :-)  Especially when used with the MV lens.

                                 Good Old Jim

I used to cry 'cause I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet!