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December 15th, 2008, 07:30 PM
When I asked about 16 months ago no one knew of a loco with a working Mars Light (sweeping headlight) but I thought by now someone might have made one. My searches of DLS have not found one there. Does anyone know of one?

December 15th, 2008, 07:43 PM
I have landrvr1's CB&Q Pioneer Zephyr - 9900 (Mars Light),<kuid:45651:9> which has the Mars light above the headlight but unfortunately it doesn't oscillate. If you find one I'll take a copy:D


December 15th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Only 1 I know of is at is at protrainz.com
City of New Orleans
it has 2 errors that prevent it from working in native mode for 2009
runs fine in compatability mode tho

mars light works prototypicly I believe

December 15th, 2008, 08:38 PM
There's an EMD GP38-2 on the VMD website - have a look here - http://www.virtual-motive-division.com/html/us_loco.html a Burlington Northern green low hood loco with a mars light on it, I played with it years ago, and I'm sure there's a SP GP38-2 on the DLS which states it has a Mars light on it as well....Cannot remember any others though....

Cheerz. ex-railwayman.

December 15th, 2008, 10:02 PM
The SP one on DLS is by Threeheadedmonkey.
I know joram was working on Mars lights for Southern Pacific, register at the RRMods forum to ask him, he only comes here for announcements usually.

December 15th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Found the SP and BN versions, but none of them oscillate. Will try to contact joram. Sure wish I knew for sure if City of New Orleans version oscillates.

December 16th, 2008, 08:12 AM
The MARS light on the City of NO Does work in 06, not sure about 09, I won't be getting that, it failed pretty hard.


December 16th, 2008, 10:08 AM
If by occilate you mean light goes in circles
yes the City of NO does
to get it to work in native mode for 2009 takes a minor edit to correct a small error in the config file

December 16th, 2008, 10:36 AM
Some of my Alco PA's have working Mars light, not exactly Mars but AT&SF ones.

December 16th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Bluerall, don't happen to have a video of it working do you? Sure would like to see it in action.

March 6th, 2009, 06:19 PM
DUDE WHO has landrvr1's e7s because i need the CB&Q and the SP one :D

March 6th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Jointed Rail.com www.JointedRail.com (http://www.JointedRail.com) has a Great Northern F7&ATSF F7 with working Mars Lights, use the 1 key to activate. They are free, Jointed Rail also has Payware locomotives with Flashing ditch light.

March 6th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Curlygal, there's a CB&Q F7 at http://www.virtual-motive-division.com/html/us_loco.html
I have Landrvr1's shovel nose E5 and the California Zephyr cars.


March 24th, 2009, 03:49 PM
i mrent landrvr1's E7* heh... sorry =) IGNORE THIS ONE

March 24th, 2009, 03:50 PM
e5's can i get the e5s and CZ rweber95? plz?