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    Default Just realized what my #1 most important modeling tool is....

    My workbench magnifying lamp just went belly up and suddenly I'm Hellen Keller when it comes to modeling. Seriously, I can't do anything!



    Apropros of nothing, but since I'm stymied I thought I'd go ahead and waste everyone else's time by complaining about it, lol.

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    Since the topic has been broached, what is everyone's favorite brand/type of magnifying lamp. I am in the market for one and am interested in opinions.

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    My favorite one was the cheapest one I could find. Could explain my current problems, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    My favorite one was the cheapest one I could find. Could explain my current problems, lol.

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    Now there are some words of wisdom. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    My favorite one was the cheapest one I could find. Could explain my current problems, lol.

    -Mark
    So what you are saying, you are too poor for a quality magnifying lens because you are constantly buying locos to review...
    You are awesome. thank you!
    Here I'll help you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedarbarnbuilder View Post
    Since the topic has been broached, what is everyone's favorite brand/type of magnifying lamp. I am in the market for one and am interested in opinions.
    I have several pairs of the strongest reading glasses I can find from Wally World.
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    Reading glasses for me, as well. I get 3x power at the Dollar Store. $1 per pair.
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    The Cheap one from the second hand store.

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    Mine was a gift so it was pretty cheap.

    It's nice though. I can move it around easily and it's lit and has an extra little area on the lens which is super duper magnification. I can even see the molecules in Micro Train coupler springs.

    OK, I made that last part up.

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    I wear Optivisors and have a string of bright LEDs above to illuminate the work. I like the portability of these.

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    Got one of these some time ago.

    It has LED light with four levels of brightness which is kind of silly as I always use the highest level, so I have to click the button four times. The lens is interchangeable, which is good because it ships with a x5 lens which is too much. I've replaced it with a x3 lens, so all in all not the cheapest of solutions.
    Also, the lamp head seems a little bit on the heavy side for the arm, but overall I'm quite happy with it.

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    I TOTALLY agree with Mark! I use an old Optivisor I bought years ago over 2.50 reading glasses from CVS, plus work in our sun room , in daylight, with an LED “day bright” reading lamp. It helps! I don’t do any detail work in the basement train area, even though it has good lighting.

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    @SteamPower4ever, looks good, especially with that BR 103.1 in the spotlight.
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