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Dapol class 66 lighting
« on: October 17, 2019, 12:49:24 AM »
As you can see I have 2 different configurations of lights on 2 class 66s. Which one is correct or are they both correct?

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Re: Dapol class 66 lighting
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 09:30:27 AM »
The Freightliner is in Nighttime mode and the GBRf is in Daytime.

Found with google: 'However, where a train has both a day and night beam the difference is in how they are set to throw the light. The day beam will shine across the track at the cess so that it is visible to trackworkers but doesn't dazzle drivers coming the other way. The night beam shines along the cess directly in front of the train to pick out reflective signs and other lineside features. In most cases a train will only show one headlight at a time, the only exception I'm aware of (on the NR network at least) are Cl91's and Mk4 DVT's which show both headlights.'

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Re: Dapol class 66 lighting
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 11:09:22 PM »
Interesting stuff, I had better only run each at the right time of day then. Thanks for this  :thumbsup:
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Re: Dapol class 66 lighting
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 07:30:33 AM »
Interesting stuff, I had better only run each at the right time of day then. Thanks for this  :thumbsup:
Do they not have little switches underneath, to change between day and night mode?  If not, it seems odd that two models would be set differently
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Re: Dapol class 66 lighting
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 08:30:13 AM »
I think the GBRf is a new Dapol model and the Freightliner is Farish an older Dapol model, so that might explain the difference.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2019, 10:00:42 AM by Vonzack, Reason: Correct the manufacturers »

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Re: Dapol class 66 lighting
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2019, 09:07:14 AM »
Early Dapol  66s did have a small switch underneath to switch between day and night running but the next release dropped that idea.
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Re: Dapol class 66 lighting
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 09:23:59 AM »
The Freightliner will have a switch under the fuel tanks, currently set to 'night'. Simply switch it over to 'day'. Viola!
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Re: Dapol class 66 lighting
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2019, 01:53:34 AM »
I'll have a look next time I'm in the loft. Thanks chaps  :thumbsup:
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