15167Re: First Post
- Jun 30, 2003Bill:
May I add that Vollmer buildings include pretty handy
little cutouts that fit inside their buildings. These
are black with various-colored translucent paper at the
When the light is turned on, the black areas "insulate"
the light from escaping and the window openings allow
light out right where you want it.
A nice touch by Vollmer and I am sure anyone can custom
create such a light shield for any building.
Also, Vollmer offers a lower-cost alternative to Marklin's
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, zbendtrack@a... wrote:
> > One question. I am working on a new Z scale layout. What are
> > best lights to use to light the interiors of Z scale buildings
> > where is the best place to get them.
> For most of these structures, even with the exterior painted, when
you put a
> bulb inside and turn off the room lights, they will look like
> ornaments on a Christmas tree. The walls, roof and window frames
will glow brightly
> even with a small bulb inside.
> The first step is to insure the walls, window frames and roof are
> transparent to light. Different folks use different techniques of
> transmission such as aluminum foil glued to the walls/roof or
black or silver
> paint on the inside of the building. White paint just won't stop
it, by the way <
> sad experience face>
> Once the building is no longer translucent, then you can consider
> application of paint or paper so that when you look inside the
windows and doors, you
> won't see the "light block" foil, coal black paint or stark silver
> use an off-white dull finish paint. Others may have other ideas
for a color.
> Even small pieces of real wall paper could work.
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