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monarch

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Marie Felling Navigation lights
« on: November 30, 2009, 10:26:52 AM »

Hi
Managed to lose one of my nav lights on the Marie Felling, have received some new one's from Jotka but they don't contain any lens plastic.
Is this normal and if so whats the best way of making making some and if plastic sheet which type is best and is there any special paint to use?
Any help appreciated.
Lionel
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Bradley

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Re: Marie Felling Navigation lights
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 11:23:06 AM »

Hi Lionel,
When I had my Marie Felling (many years ago) and I considered fitting working navigation lights someone advised (not sure whether it was on MBM) to go to WH Smiths (or any stationers) and buy a cheap ball pen with a clear moulded barrel that could be cut down to make lenses.  I bought a pen but never used it as I sold my Marie Felling.  I suppose with the coloured LEDs available now you could make some quite realistic lights. :-))
Derek.
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Re: Marie Felling Navigation lights
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 12:01:57 PM »

Hello Lionel,
ordinary clear plasticard will do, or even material from some packaging. Paint it withTamiya x25 Clear Green or x27 Clear Red as appropriate. By applying several coats you'll find you can deepen the shade until you get the effect you want. HTH
Douglas
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Re: Marie Felling Navigation lights
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 12:16:49 PM »

if you want Red/green lenses just cut them down , but the pens sound a better idea with red/green  bulbs


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monarch

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Re: Marie Felling Navigation lights
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 06:27:50 PM »

Hi
Managed to lose one of my nav lights on the Marie Felling, have received some new one's from Jotka but they don't contain any lens plastic.
Is this normal and if so whats the best way of making making some and if plastic sheet which type is best and is there any special paint to use?
Any help appreciated.
Lionel
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Bradley

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Re: Marie 'blinking' Navigation lights
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 07:09:34 PM »

What has happened to this post - it started of as Marie Felling and has now become Marie 'blinking' {:-{ %% {:-{ %%.  Why is she blinking? {:-{ :((
Derek.
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monarch

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Re: Marie 'blinking' Navigation lights
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009, 09:12:23 PM »

Hi all
Don't know whats happend to this post it should read "Marie Felling" nav lights.

Lionel
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Re: Marie 'blinking' Navigation lights
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2009, 09:31:28 PM »

Hi all
Don't know whats happend to this post it should read "Marie 'blinking'" nav lights.

Lionel

This server  'sees'  the word    F i s h i n g  and spells it as  'BLINKING'      ok2 


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Re: Marie 'blinking' Navigation lights
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2009, 09:35:41 PM »

If you read this topic it doesn't make a lot of sense with the server keeping changing things does it ? >>:-(
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monarch

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Re: Marie Felling Navigation lights
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 09:58:08 AM »

Hi All
Thanks guys for all the help, will try some thin plasticard and see how that looks.
Lionel
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