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steveeusd

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« on: February 05, 2007, 01:48:52 PM »

Hello Everyone--

I just received my HO Shay.  It ran well (after breaking it in), but the front light seems rather dim to me.  The back light is a little brighter when the unit goes backwards.  I ran it on DC.  I spoke to a representative at Trainworld where I bought it and he told me that is the case with Shays in general.  Three questions:  (1) what has been your experience with the shay's front light?  (2) Besides adding a decorder to it, how can I make it brighter?  (3) Or should I exchange it for another one?

Any input will be appreciated,

Steve
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FFJOHNL312

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007, 10:59:54 AM »

Steve,
The headlight being dim is normal. Unfortunately, even after adding a decoder, it stays this dim. This is due, I believe, to the fact it is traveling through a light pipe to get to the lens. The tender lamp has all of a 1/16" long light pipe to go through before it hits the lens.

John  Loesch
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