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Headlamp codes (transition era)
« on: March 14, 2019, 11:29:47 AM »
You may or may not be aware I can run stock from 4 divisions on my main layout - WR, SR, LMR and ER. I'd like to put the correct headlamps on my steam and diesel locos for the train they pull but see the headlamps are available in white or red. Could some kind person educate me as to which region used what, and whether they have a temporary (but safe) fix so that, for example, a Black 5 used for mineral traffic one day could be used on a stopping passenger the next day i.e. I don't want to 'force' a loco to do something.
Also, I don't think this list is comprehensive as, not that I'll be running one, but the Royal train for one is missing, and I seem to recall diesels ran the same codes with discs. Is that correct please?


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blue / grey era diesels / electrics and suitable stock

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Re: Headlamp codes (transition era)
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 11:58:35 AM »
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=media;in=10900

Hey Mick, being where I am at the moment, I can't check, but I seem to remember the book on the right had something about headcodes in it? Could be wrong!

I do recall you saying you had a copy.
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Re: Headlamp codes (transition era)
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 12:29:18 PM »
@crewearpley40 Ta muchly for those excellent links.
@Bealman Ta, George. I knew I'd seen 'em somewhere :doh: Only 10 codes though so the Royal Train is not on the list.
Some of my questions answered. Thank, Chaps

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Re: Headlamp codes (transition era)
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 01:35:30 PM »
Try tack wax for temporary placement; it does work, but won't take direct knocks, obviously.

See also;

https://www.2d53.co.uk/Headcode/headcodeC.htm

but be aware these are the 1962 onward revisions.

Older headcodes;

http://www.igg.org.uk/gansg/3-sigs/bellhead.htm

and scroll down; its after the bell codes.

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« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 01:38:12 PM by martyn, Reason: extra info »

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Re: Headlamp codes (transition era)
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 03:04:24 PM »
@martyn Another great link. :thankyousign:
I use Tacky Wax for the odd pesky coupling.

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Re: Headlamp codes (transition era)
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 05:24:40 PM »
NPN;

Forgot to add; yes, diesels used the same headcodes for the class of train hauled if they were equipped with discs. I think you probably deduced that from the first link I posted.

A tiny blob of blue tack may work as well as tacky wax, but I haven't tried that. I used to use tacky wax when my locos only ran at home, but now they are used on exhibition layouts, I glue them as I've lost too many lamps or discs...

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Re: Headlamp codes (transition era)
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 06:01:49 PM »
Whilst looking for something completely different, I also found this, which has a lot of other general information;

http://www.britishrailways.info/TRAIN%20AND%20LOCO%20WORKING.htm

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Re: Headlamp codes (transition era)
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 08:17:05 PM »
Another great resource. Thanks, Martyn

 

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