EMD SD 80 lights question

EMD SD 80 lights question

Post by Nikolai Colto » Mon, 13 Aug 2001 04:23:18



On my Kato N Scale EMD80MAC engine there are, what appear to be, a light on
the front of the hood to the right and left, pointing forward. The ditch
lights and the top lights are actually lit when in motion, but these little
projections are not.

Are these supposed to be headlights?

Thanks,
Nikolai

 
 
 

EMD SD 80 lights question

Post by DOwens58 » Mon, 13 Aug 2001 07:09:17


These are probably the Conrail classification lights that were standard on CR
locos. They are red. Are they to high up on the short hood and long hood ends?
Dave Owens
Connecticut

 
 
 

EMD SD 80 lights question

Post by Nikolai Colto » Mon, 13 Aug 2001 13:03:37


On the 'rear' of the engine, there are two, just BARELY below the
numberboard/'headlight' assembly area and above this box like thing on the
end. On the 'front' of the engine, they are on the front of the hood area,
just barely below the hood top.

On the same area ... There is a nub like projection on the top of the front
hood about the midline of each sides foreward facing window. Do you know
what these are as well?

Thanks a lot!
Nikolai


Quote:
> These are probably the Conrail classification lights that were standard on
CR
> locos. They are red. Are they to high up on the short hood and long hood
ends?
> Dave Owens
> Connecticut

 
 
 

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Post by Roland Willia » Tue, 14 Aug 2001 06:44:56


Why buy an engine you don't understand. You must not be a Conrail on any
diesel modeler, there are people in far away, unindustrialized places
like California, Chicago, New York, Miami staving for these locos. Here
you are wasting a perfectly good SD80MAC wondering what the class lights
on the front and rear are. Or what the sand fillers on the short hood
top is. By the short boxy thing on the rear is also the sand box and
filler. LOL :)

                                          ROLAND

http://community.webtv.net/AOLattics/LocoRowHosale

 
 
 

EMD SD 80 lights question

Post by Christia » Tue, 14 Aug 2001 07:35:42


Quote:
> Why buy an engine you don't understand. You must not be a Conrail on any
> diesel modeler, there are people in far away, unindustrialized places
> like California, Chicago, New York, Miami starving for these locos.

Maybe providing a bit of information will create a NEW CONRAIL modeler.
Seems more useful than slamming a person who is just learning about class
lights.

Christian

 
 
 

EMD SD 80 lights question

Post by TOM » Tue, 14 Aug 2001 08:50:55


Quote:

> > Why buy an engine you don't understand. You must not be a Conrail on any
> > diesel modeler, there are people in far away, unindustrialized places
> > like California, Chicago, New York, Miami starving for these locos.

> Maybe providing a bit of information will create a NEW CONRAIL modeler.
> Seems more useful than slamming a person who is just learning about class
> lights.

> Christian

Unfortunately, the class was in the lights, not the answer... :>))

<><><> TOM <><><>
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Post by nitehaw » Tue, 14 Aug 2001 22:47:04


No, they are "class light" ,if they are the red ones and should also be on
the left and right rear carbody. Only Conrail locomotives use/used this
feature on current day locomotives.  I do not know why they ordered their
diesels with them installed.

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Post by Nikolai Colto » Wed, 15 Aug 2001 02:20:12


Well, I am in California, so there is part of it taken care of right there.
That, and I loved the look of the engine when I saw it. So :P

Come on now, you guys (non***ly biased use) are supposed to be supportive
and to help educate those poor saps like me who are just getting into the
hobby and actually want to know these things. I thought encouraging the
younger generation to enjoy and partake in the hobby.

:P, :P, and more :P to you.
Nikolai =)

Thank you for telling me what the sand fillers and box are, though. =)


Quote:
> Why buy an engine you don't understand. You must not be a Conrail on any
> diesel modeler, there are people in far away, unindustrialized places
> like California, Chicago, New York, Miami staving for these locos. Here
> you are wasting a perfectly good SD80MAC wondering what the class lights
> on the front and rear are. Or what the sand fillers on the short hood
> top is. By the short boxy thing on the rear is also the sand box and
> filler. LOL :)

>                                           ROLAND

> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

 
 
 

EMD SD 80 lights question

Post by Nikolai Colto » Wed, 15 Aug 2001 02:22:17


Thank you ...

and also to <><><> TOM <><><> ... ROFLOL!!!! =)

The question still remains, what are Class Lights?

Thanks again,
Nikolai


Quote:
> Maybe providing a bit of information will create a NEW CONRAIL modeler.
> Seems more useful than slamming a person who is just learning about class
> lights.

> Christian

 
 
 

EMD SD 80 lights question

Post by Christia » Wed, 15 Aug 2001 02:44:29


Quote:
> The question still remains, what are Class Lights?

Ah - now /that/ is a secret.

CTucker
NY

 
 
 

EMD SD 80 lights question

Post by Eric Ma » Wed, 15 Aug 2001 05:50:22


Quote:

> No, they are "class light" ,if they are the red ones and should also be on
> the left and right rear carbody. Only Conrail locomotives use/used this
> feature on current day locomotives.  I do not know why they ordered their
> diesels with them installed.

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My understanding is that Conrail started ordering them afther the Crash in
Chase Md. in 1987 where a light engine move overran a red signal into the path
of a Amtrak train. How these red lights would have prevented this is beyond
me, but thats when I beleive the lights started appearing.

Eric May

 
 
 

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Post by Roland Willia » Sat, 18 Aug 2001 12:38:42


I was being sarcastic about you not knowing. I hope I did not discourage
you from modeling or asking question. I did think people would be taking
so serious. I was being funny by trying to make it sound like food.
California, New York are industrialized area. There should not be people
staving for SD80 BIG MACs also.  Sorry for it coming off the wrong way.

                                          ROLAND

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Post by Nikolai Colto » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 01:15:40


I was half serious half sarcastic (note the littering of my message with
happy smilies) when I wrote that. I've spent too much to stop without a
serious try so far, so I am not going to give up that easy, so no worries.
=)

A friend suggested that Class Lights were for the type of train. ie freight,
passenger, etc ... Yes? No? Clueless?

Nikolai

PS: As with anything text only, you have to work REALLY hard to be sarcastic
and make it known you are sarcastic while preserving the appearance of
actuality. Or, you could write the message and place at the bottom, I
suppose, "P.S.: This entire message was meant as sarcasm" but that does kind
of ruin the effect, doesn't it ...


Quote:
> I was being sarcastic about you not knowing. I hope I did not discourage
> you from modeling or asking question. I did think people would be taking
> so serious. I was being funny by trying to make it sound like food.
> California, New York are industrialized area. There should not be people
> staving for SD80 BIG MACs also.  Sorry for it coming off the wrong way.

>                                           ROLAND

> http://community.webtv.net/AOLattics/LocoRowHosale