P2K S1 Cab Lighting Question

P2K S1 Cab Lighting Question

Post by Steven Lync » Fri, 03 May 2002 12:35:52



The backup light on the cab has a plastic curved "light tube" leading from
inside the shell hood where the rear bulb is located. Not much of any
illumination getting through to the rear light lens; hope this is clear.

Anyone having the same problem or a fix? Thanks guys. Bulb is 14v DCC.
Thanks.
Steve ***
www.NYandW.com

 
 
 

P2K S1 Cab Lighting Question

Post by Frogg » Fri, 03 May 2002 21:25:20


Quote:

>The backup light on the cab has a plastic curved "light tube" leading from
>inside the shell hood where the rear bulb is located. Not much of any
>illumination getting through to the rear light lens; hope this is clear.

>Anyone having the same problem or a fix? Thanks guys. Bulb is 14v DCC.

I have several of the Proto 2000 S1s. I simply removed all the stuff from the cab and
replaced it with a design of my own that works.  You have to modify the lens such
that it will fit into a thinwall aluminum (aluminium) tube. Fix the tube to the
ceiling of the cab and put a Miniatronics or similar 12V 30mA bulb inside.

NOTE:  If you are not using DCC you will want to use the 1.5V bulb.

Fish the wires through the cab in the same place that the light bar occupied and
solder them to the lightboard.  DCC users will have to modify the lightboard as I
seem to recall that it is not removeable. It is an integral part of the motor
assembly IIRC.

I fitted mine with Digitrax DN121 decoders. The rear light works properly and all is
well.

The model is not user friendly and much care should be used if you are working with a
factory assembled shell.

.......................F>

 
 
 

P2K S1 Cab Lighting Question

Post by Dennis E. Golde » Sat, 04 May 2002 05:53:01


Froggy covered that in a very well written post not too long ago. Perhaps he
would be kind enough to repeat it.

Den


Quote:
> The backup light on the cab has a plastic curved "light tube" leading from
> inside the shell hood where the rear bulb is located. Not much of any
> illumination getting through to the rear light lens; hope this is clear.

> Anyone having the same problem or a fix? Thanks guys. Bulb is 14v DCC.
> Thanks.
> Steve ***
> www.NYandW.com