Making yard/platform lights please

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Why me, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Why me

    Why me Member

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    Hi guys been on e-bay again seen some nice yard come platform lights that was hand made do anyone have IDIOTS GUIDE FOR ME i can use to kill a few or maybe make ty.mikePS 00/H0 SCALE

    always looking on the bright side of life
  2. shortliner

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    Making and old fashioned one can be done with standard LEDs, Brass telescoping tube and fine insulated wire - but if you want modern ones, you need those rectangular LEDs for the lamp heads.
    Shortliner(Jack) away up here in the Highlands
  3. Pitchwife

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    Making the bends in the brass tubing is hardest for me. A cheap but effective way is to pack the tubing with sand and seal it before bending. Wrapping it tightly with wire also works.
    Brush up on your soldering skills if you are working with HO, but brush up a lot if you are using N. :thumb: :D :D