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Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« on: September 30, 2019, 12:58:44 AM »
Hello,

I recently purchased a number of Broadway Limited PRR P-70 passenger coaches to go behind my T-1.  The attention to and fidelity of detail is excellent however the internal LED lighting of these coaches is bright.  Very bright.  Is there anyone on this forum who knows how to tone them down?

There are a few of us who purchased them, and once we have discovered how to disassemble them are considering the installation of a diffuser to assist.  The Woodland Scenics product may be the answer if positioned near the LED's and not stuck to the windows as doing the latter would possibly nullify the interior detail.  We've also considered making a diffuser from doped layered tissue in the event that the Woodland Scenics option doesn't work.

Furthermore, I've been on the BLI web site for an exploded view of the coaches which, sadly, doesn't answer my question.  For the time being, it may well be that the options are leave it as is or change the wheel sets out and turn them off.

Cheers,

Geoff

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2019, 01:48:03 AM »
Can't a small SMD resistor be snuk in there somewhere?  :hmmm:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019, 09:30:07 AM »
Bealman,

I'm not sure as I'm still attempting to find a method to "open" the coach without damaging it.

Thanks,

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2019, 09:52:56 AM »
Who is the coach manufacturer?

I agree that you don't take a Rambo approach!  ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2019, 11:33:55 AM »
Broadway Limited Imports (BLI).
 

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 12:01:58 PM »
Sorry, I was unaware of that manufacturer.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 07:26:49 PM »
The guys on the PRR N-scale Modeling Facebook page (private) have tweaked these P70s. You will need to join the page to read the posts.https://www.facebook.com/groups/PRR.N.Scale.Modeling/

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 09:47:01 PM »
Thanks Driver Evans,

The Facebook link creates something of a conundrum, for as much as I want the information I'm reluctant to join.  I wonder if I'll relent?  Interesting times.

Thanks again,

Geoff

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 08:56:26 AM »
I understand your reticence in joining Facebook, I closed all of my social media accounts earlier this year deciding I had better things to do with my life  :D A couple of things spring to mind Geoff, if these are DCC equipped is there a CV setting you can change to reduce the lighting?  I would be tempted to go with Georges' idea of adding a resistor however, if these have come direct from BLI, personally I would email them explaining the situation and, given that these are not cheap items, ask them to rectify it or advise you how to rectify it in a way that will not cause damage to the coaches.
I have never dealt with BLI but I did call Bachmann in the US once, they were surprised to get a call from Scotland and from that point onwards their customer service was excellent so, if you have fre worldwide calls, or the facility to make calls over the internet, it may be worth it.

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2019, 09:05:24 AM »
Except the NGF  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Broadway Limited PRR P-70 Passenger Coaches
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2019, 02:01:31 PM »
Thanks Lawrence,

The good thing from my perspective is that a number of us in the N Gauge Society area group purchased these coaches.  Frankly, the finesse toward detail is second to none, as I've learnt to expect from Broadway Limited, however the brightness of the lights actually detracts from the quality of the coaches, if that makes sense.  A good analogy would be to light a modern day coach with a search light.

So, I passed on the message, which Driver_Evans was so kind to provide, to the others knowing that some of them are members of Facebook and it would appear that they are on to it.  It's a group effort.  Hopefully, in the fullness of time, we'll have a plan.  (And let it be known that I, at this point, refrained from quoting "Blackadder")

 And Bealman; that goes without saying.

Cheers guys,

Geoff

     

 

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