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Hello Trevor,

the picture below shoes all states from the locomotive head lamps available in the online catalog.

Scheinwerfer.jpg

The lamps are of type signal and can show 6 different states.

State 0 (1st line from bottom) shows the lamps in off state.
State 1 (next line from bottom) shows the lamps in white on state.
In the 3rd line (from bottom) you see the lamps in state 2 (red lamps on).
State 3 (4th line) shows either a yellow on variation (instead of white) or a red off variation depending of the single lamp.
With state 4, you see nothing (line seems empty). Here, the front side of the lamps is invisible to enable the view of the original locomotove lamps, where these lamps are put in front.
Finally, with state 5, the front view of all lamps is identical to that of state 0 in the bottom line. But distinct from all other states, the backside view of state 5 shows a black colored back side (shown in the upper line). With all other states, the back side of all lamps is invisible.

My conclusion from this behavior is, that you have used state 5 for your lamps. If you change them to any other state, the black colored back sides of your lamps disappear, and you don't see them from the cockpit view. So, you have been too fast with exchanging the switchable lamps by the static white circle areas.

But why is state 5 realized?
It is the only state, where the lamp is also visible from the back side and therefore is selectable from there with the mouse when assigning the lamp to the locomotive. After this assignment is done, state 5 is no longer needed. Use only states 0-3 (eventually also state 4) to make the lamps correctly working in all night and day phases. For this, you must switch the lamps like a signal.

Many greetings
BahnLand

 

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41 minutes ago, BahnLand said:

Hello Trevor,

the picture below shoes all states from the locomotive head lamps available in the online catalog.

Scheinwerfer.jpg

The lamps are of type signal and can show 6 different states.

State 0 (1st line from bottom) shows the lamps in off state.
State 1 (next line from bottom) shows the lamps in white on state.
In the 3rd line (from bottom) you see the lamps in state 2 (red lamps on).
State 3 (4th line) shows either a yellow on variation (instead of white) or a red off variation depending of the single lamp.
With state 4, you see nothing (line seems empty). Here, the front side of the lamps is invisible to enable the view of the original locomotove lamps, where these lamps are put in front.
Finally, with state 5, the front view of all lamps is identical to that of state 0 in the bottom line. But distinct from all other states, the backside view of state 5 shows a black colored back side (shown in the upper line). With all other states, the back side of all lamps is invisible.

My conclusion from this behavior is, that you have used state 5 for your lamps. If you change them to any other state, the black colored back sides of your lamps disappear, and you don't see them from the cockpit view. So, you have been too fast with exchanging the switchable lamps by the static white circle areas.

But why is state 5 realized?
It is the only state, where the lamp is also visible from the back side and therefore is selectable from there with the mouse when assigning the lamp to the locomotive. After this assignment is done, state 5 is no longer needed. Use only states 0-3 (eventually also state 4) to make the lamps correctly working in all night and day phases. For this, you must switch the lamps like a signal.

Many greetings
BahnLand

 

Thanks for all that info... I figured I was doing something wrong...
I was also using the two state lights which do not appear to have those options... figures.....

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