Philips MA lives on...

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:02 am

Hmm the highways agency are doing this on the A19 aswell, if a Column gets knocked over, a new column (hockey stick) is put in and a MA60 180W SOX or a MS50 135W SOX, You can tell which ones are the new ones aswell, as the new ones have their own PhotoCells, the Older ones don't have the photocell as they are group switched from a Kiosk in the trees, One only recently went up as A column was knocked over just a few weeks ago!! it was replaced with a MA60, I was quite suprised to be honest but GOOD ON THEM

From what I've been told, SOX lanterns are still made :D

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Jack_T » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:56 pm

Philips MA will always be one of the best designs! Long live Philips MA! :lol:

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:02 am

I agree, they are one of the best... I also like the THORN ALPHA 4s aswell :D

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby LinearSLI-H » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:22 am

The Alpha 4 was a good lantern, but the MA had way better optics in the bowl ;)
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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:04 pm

+ the MA has better bowl clips, so I agree that the MA's were probably the best SOX lanterns ever

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:24 pm

Hi,

Philips MA60s Gear in Head 180W SOX survive on the A1 Motorway at Doncaster, All seem to be in working order, and very clean,

Yes the MA's on the A19 at Durham were struggling to Start in the winter, I think it was just too cold for them, it was a very cold one, half of them were not even at full brightness, (half red Half yellow) all night, some were just staying Red, You could tell that most of the 135Watts were struggling too (poor things) They seem alright now. Yes the Delays will be with organising the Traffic Management. I can imagine that re-lamping the MA60 180W SOX will cost quite a bit too!

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:49 pm

When I took a long Drive to Luton in January on a motorway, I think it was the M1 or the M18, I can't remember now but there was loads of those Aluminium hexigan shape columns cut just above the door's, strange thing is tho is that non looked like they'd had an impact from a car?.. Barriers either side of the columns were undamaged too, There was loads that had been cut just above the door, Personally i think they had been maintaining them and some were found to be maybe unsafe? They were wrapped in tape...

I actually never noticed any differance in the failing of SON and we dont have any MH round here, or that i could see, It was mainly the SOX lanterns that were 135W and 180W that suffered

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby neosodium » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:44 pm

The MA60 is definitely the best motorway lantern ever. :)

Sadly it is beginning to be an uncommon sight with so many motorways now converted to stroboscopic glare-y power hungry high wattage SON :cry:

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby LinearSLI-H » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:38 am

Wonder how long Thorns `ROCADE` was in service?, it appeared in their edition 3 catalogue as, "the motorway lantern to end all motorway lanterns", and the twin lamp version did look a good design with great optics, however I have never seen one in service anywhere.
Any of you guys have them near you?
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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Jack_T » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:16 am

No, I've never seen them in service... I need to respray my MA50! Keep putting it back, got it off AmtrakUK... So I suppose I deserve a present for what a ***** he was!

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:13 am

@Neo, I agree. :D They are very well sealed Lanterns, they still look like new inside even when they are 30 years old... I would love a MA60, i have a MA90 i got off Angus who (Yep jack) had a ATL Spaz Attack as I call it :lol: :lol: :lol:

I don't mind seeing SON on the Motorway as long as it has Magnetic Gear.. but SOX is preffered as they are more interesting to look at.

@Jack what paint are you using to spray your MA50?... I normally use PLASTI-KOTE White GLOSS Spray Paint to spray mine, and they come out looking amazing :D

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Jack_T » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:23 am

Thanks Danny, I wasn't sure what to use to be honest, I've spent ages cleaning it though!

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:43 am

Yes you can get the Spray paint from B&Q £6.98 a can, If your gunna spray that you will need 2 cans.. Its also waterproof. Uploaded a pic see below
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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Jack_T » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:43 am

I've seen that paint before! it's good stuff!

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:51 am

Aye its good paint, makes ya lanterns look nice, it Stinks though and makes ya high. and have a headache (lol no i dont sniff it)

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Jack_T » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:52 am

I think it's German, makes you high, is it a solvent?

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:17 am

Yep its a Solvent

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Jack_T » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:14 pm

Nasty things for me since I have Asthma. :evil:

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:28 pm

Just wear a mask or put ya Shirt over ya mouth & nose, youll be fine!... i have asthma too and ive just stripped 2 lanterns ready to paint them now

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Tom » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:39 pm

Not wanting to state the obvious guys, but unless you have access to a spray booth, make sure you do your spraying outside on a calm day! Nasty stuff that paint! And get a proper respiratory mask! They don't cost much!

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:51 pm

Yep, i have just done my 2 outside, :) i dont want to be :vomit :lol:

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Jack_T » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:23 pm

Yeah do it on the grass, but not your grass, someone else's! :lol: :lol: ;) ;) :)

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Danny » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:08 pm

:lol: yes i have done them in Matt, they are looking Nice, but I want to Spray them Gloss white too so they Shine :D

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Re: Philips MA lives on...

Postby Jack_T » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:33 pm

Gloss might look better, but matt is more original I'd have said.


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