Brass M headlight

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Mon Dec 3 23:16:52 EST 2018



Thanks for the reply.  If the bulb is glued, does the glue have to be dissolved to remove the bulb or can the bulb be pried off at its point of attachment?





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Usually this would require removing the boiler from the frame assembly.  There are probably two screws attaching the cab to the frame, as well as a screw attaching the pilot truck. Once the boiler is separated from the frame you would need to locate the wires for the headlight.  These wires may be partially hidden by the weight which would require removing the weight (another screw) to access them. The headlight is probably glued/attached to the back of the smokebox although it may actually be in the headlight casting; in either case you would need to remove the bulb and its wires; you would then have to install a replacement bulb, which would require soldering and then reassemble everything.


Hope this helps.


Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD


On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 4:05 PM NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at <mailto:nw-modeling-list at> > wrote:

Does anyone know how difficult it would be to replace the bulb or repair a nonworking headlight on a Sunset M? Thanks.

Carl Miller

Kingsville, MD


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