Lee Wright Caboose Marker Lights. These caboose marker
lights were hand made by the late, great Lee Wright of Illinois. Lee
made these for me about 10 years ago, they are a little tarnished.
They are brand new, never installed and are complete. No parts
missing, bent, dinged or broken.
They come with six 12 volt lamps. Lee gave me extra
lamps to go with the set of markers and I am passing them along. They
fit perfectly into the base of the markers and will give an excellent
light or glow behind the colored lenses. Of course it takes one lamp
in each fixture and they will leave you with four spare lamps.
Personally, I would use a resistor in series with the lamps to reduce
the operating voltage and the amount of light these lamps will give
out. It will greatly increase the life of the lamps. I wouldn't drop
the voltage much, maybe a volt would do.
There are also four mounting brackets, two of which
would go on the side or end of your caboose. This way if you put a
plug or connector on the lamp pigtail wire you could move the markers
to a second caboose if you wished. The markers slide into the mounting
brackets much like the prototype.
The specs on the two markers are as follows: overall
height with the handle wire up is 2.250". with the handle down they
are 2.00". Each fixture has four lenses with 3 being green and one red
lens. The lenses are .5" in diameter and are not attached to the
markers for painting. The tops of the fixtures hinges from one of
Lee's hand made hinges and the tops snap securely shut. The diameter
of the fixtures is .750".
In picture five I put one of the 12 volt bulbs inside
of the fixture so you can see how they fit. These will enhance any
caboose they are installed on. Once painted and lighted they will look