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I'm looking for some red/green/amber lenses, about 1/3" diameter. I looked at M.V. Products but they only make a clear in this size. Anyone know of a source or made their own?
 

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You can tint the MV lenses with Tamiya clear paint. Available in red and amber for sure, not certain on Green. Also Micheals crafts has a small jewel that actually looks like a fresnel lense sutable for class and markers in 1;20.

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Otherwise, go to your local michael's or hobby lobby or somesuch and look for "gems" in the kid's crafts section. A buck will buy you a whole bag of mixed colors.
 

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Thanks Torby I'll check those out.

Jonathan, the Tamiya paint won't provide an opaque coating, so it will still let light through?
 

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Rod, ingenious and economical. I'll have to give that a go. I do have a sweet tooth, so no problem there :)

Bruce, that is one great looking marker light! I want to make some train signals and I believe these will work out just peachy! I just placed an order to test them out :)
 

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Geoff, Sure wish I could remember. They MIGHT be Trackside Details, but I really don't remember. I wouldn't mind a couple more pair myself.
 

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Check out Walthers,

You may find your size lenses under the O gauge or G parts list.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?quick=clear lenses&start=180

OR

Search for (your preference of color) lenses.

For instance *green lenses*
http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?quick=green+lenses&quicksrch_butt.x=39&quicksrch_butt.y=8

There are lots of pages to go through.


Walthers is where I purchased all the colored lenses that I needed for the LGB Mikado Class/Marker light article that I wrote for the LGB Telegram a few years back.

Hope this helped. :)
 

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gtrainman, thanks for the tip, I'll check out the online catalog!
 

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Thanks tbug, I'll check those out as well.
 

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I got these from the same place Bruce did. I cut the tip off the end of the "barrel" of the button with a razor saw and sanded them as flat and thin as I could on the back.


 

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Fake stained glass paints are transparent and are colored with dyes rather than pigments.
The color is fairly saturated for a thin coat.
They are available in small bottles at craft stores.
Stinky nail polish type stuff - Ventalation required !
Existing clear lenses could be colored with a coat or two on the inside/outside and refitted.
 
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