I use Tamiya paints to color lenses, it seems to work for me anyway. They sell "transparent" paints in several colors.
HexOmega2319 wrote:If you're into accurate equipment modeling like I am, the LEDs are a huge set back. Theres literally no excuse to have blue lights on an engine from the 70s. It's just laziness. I have a good friend who's worked with Walthers in the past, and it is true that there are alot of excellent people there, but the big wigs and the people that make the final decisions just don't care. We can thank them for the Walthers Amtrak RPO and the heritage coaches in phase IV. There's no doubt they are getting better, but they lose sales because of it, and nobody wants to have to correct mistakes in something they just paid $230 for each.
I agree with just about everything you said. I just got a PRSL RDC from walthers, and it has the right LEDs in it, so you'd think they'd just use those in the car as well. Nothing is more irritating than having to adjust a $230 product.
look at it this way, You don't really have to do to much in the way of adjustment to these cars. They run reliably out of the box, the details are all good, the decoders, even if you don't like the sound, are cooperative. In fact, the only nitpick I have is that the Faively pantographs are too flat, but then when has anyone done these pantographs right outside brass?
In the grand scheme of things, the LEDs are a dissappointment, not a disaster, and that is whats important.
Thats not to say that if any walthers people are reading this, they are off the hook. If they do a Penn Central run, they better get it right.
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