Beginner tries to strike again!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by rcline, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. rcline

    rcline Member

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    Hello again to all. :wave:
    Well, I finally got my first LED street lamp made! Then I attacked the helicopter and here they are. Am I learning or what? Thank you to all for your knowledge that you have pasted on this site. I may be slow, but I am getting it done!

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  2. DT1967

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    Nice work...if you're slowly getting there then watch out when you do get rolling!


    DT
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hey that's great! I like 'em both!
    Ralph
  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great job! They both look cool!
  5. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    :thumb: :thumb: I think I saw that ambulance scene on an episode of "Law and Order" recently.
  6. rcline

    rcline Member

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    thank you every one for your kind words. I still have a long way to go, but with luck, as dt1967 says, once I get rolling - look out!!
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Great rcline :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    Great job rcline. Been looking for streetlight ideas. Would you mind posting a "daylight" version of yours to show more of the details?
  9. brakie

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    Very Nice! Great work! :thumb:
  10. CharlesH.

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    Very good! never thought a LED could illuminate that much.
  11. rcline

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    LED Lamp

    Thank you again for your good words every one.
    Pitchwife, Someone on this site ( HO scale trains) left thier link to thier own site and it was there that I learned about the LED lamp poles. I don't remember who it was thou!
    Any way here is a drawing on what I did.
    I also played with several resistors ( 4.7k 1\4 watt down to 3.3K 1\4 watt) and found that the 3.3K ohm resistor worked the best for me, good and bright!! The LED's are 3.8 volts.
    After I completed construction of poles I taped off the LED itself and spray painted the poles and the LED "leads" a light gray color. That was it!
    I power all my goodies with a 50 amp, 0 to 15 volt DC power supply.
    I have also started on the electric doors on the round house. I'm using stepper motors from old floppy disk drives and came up with a stepper motor drive program to open and close the doors and it will also control all other goodies from my train PC.
  12. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Good work RC!

    Probably Fred, AKA dash10, AKA HO Moderator :D as it looks like his design to me :D and a jolly good one at that. I've got one and they are great. Will definately apply the technique on my own layout!
  13. rcline

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    Oops !!!!

    Try this again!
  14. rcline

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    Hay ! I forgot to say that the above link goes to my lamp drawing . I think !!
  16. rcline

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    lighted transport wagon

    Ok, I went all this time. I took my EMS transport wagon, ripped it apart, then added lights under the hood. I installed 4 LED's ( 1 of each - bl,rd, yel and green)that all flash simultaneously with a flash rate of 10 fps. So tell me what you think!
    The second photo shows the green and yellow as both on, but thier not! :thumb:

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  17. CharlesH.

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    That's a really nice effect, particularly the one with the blue LED