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@lehighline posted:

Very nice job on the control tower! Nice selection of aircraft as well!

Quick question: How is the MTH beacon powered? Is it a copy of Lionel's Vibrotor, or is there a DC motor driving the beacon?

Chris

LVHR

I took a Lionel beacon tower and pulled top assembly off. Popped the red lense out and replaced with a white 30mm lense I bought on eBay. Then soldered the wiring to the lights inside the MTH tower. Now, I haven’t fired it up yet. I’m hoping this works. I’m new to this hobby, so I’m winging it here. Thx

@lehighline posted:

Very nice job on the control tower! Nice selection of aircraft as well!

Quick question: How is the MTH beacon powered? Is it a copy of Lionel's Vibrotor, or is there a DC motor driving the beacon?

Chris

LVHR

My aircraft collection for the static display will be what you see, Plus...another Corsair and Mustang, P-38, Spitfire, B-24 Liberator, C-47, Bearcat F8F, Hawker Sea Fury.  Just part of a 1/48 collection of WWII aircraft I have and want to display along with the layout.

"Just thought I’d post to see what you all think. Thx Boeingman"

Here's what I think...  It's brilliant!!  The OE's should be a bit chagrined to have not thought of it themselves!  OTOH, we may see this from them in the future (2 good and 2 obvious 2 not!)  And if they don't fairly soon, I may have to put it on my bucket list of 2 do's! (Lord, help me!)  I dunno...I might keep the red/green lenses myself.  What's 'aviation-correct'??

KD

@dkdkrd posted:

"Just thought I’d post to see what you all think. Thx Boeingman"

Here's what I think...  It's brilliant!!  The OE's should be a bit chagrined to have not thought of it themselves!  OTOH, we may see this from them in the future (2 good and 2 obvious 2 not!)  And if they don't fairly soon, I may have to put it on my bucket list of 2 do's! (Lord, help me!)  I dunno...I might keep the red/green lenses myself.  What's 'aviation-correct'??

KD

Green and White for a civil airport.  Military beacons flash two quick whites then a green.

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