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Model Train Headlight Kit 05/23/2014

posted Dec 10, 2020, 6:50 PM by Jay Gross   [ updated Dec 16, 2020, 12:49 PM ]
The client re-released his original kit. I scanned and reproduced all the parts from the original kit in SolidWorks. We then revised many of the parts to improve the authenticity, fit and strength of the final product. Many light configurations were tried to get the right look. This time, I directly machined the circuit board traces and cut out the boards using my small CNC milling machine with added high-speed spindle. While it is better to use an CNC lathe to turn the reflector blanks, I used my small mill because that is what I had. The client machined the back side on his lathe. The client did the miniature name plate based on my scan and drawing of the original using photo etching.
full-sized headlight on display (similar version) Parts from old kit
Assembly model in SolidWorks CNCed Circuit boards have LEDs for side number plated too
CNC milling reflector blank on follow up orderPhoto etched name plate Some finished kits
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