Arc welding simulator

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Arc welding simulator

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Has anyone successful built/bought an arc welding simulator - I want to put one working under a railway arch.
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Here’s one.

https://www.layouts4u.net/ooilluminated.html


Youtube hase several DIY videos.
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Yes, had one off Ebay. The seller was baz sjd .
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Thanks. Anyone built one themselves? Probably cheaper to buy a kit or ready made but could be fun.
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I made one years ago using a NE556 and a NE555 ICs. However, today PICs take their place and can be programmed easily. MERG offers a Pocket Money Project kit PMP No 8 for £2.06 but only to members.
Here's a link to my home built NE555 one... https://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/Electri ... Bookmark14 Scroll down a bit to the project
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kit built ones are probably not that easy, to get a random flicker will need a chip rather than just using an RC circuit for a timed flicker so how much building you are doing is maybe limited.


ebay is a good source of cheap parts here is one from the mentioned above seller
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Simulated-Ar ... :rk:2:pf:0

there are a few places in the UK that are reselling cheap imported things for a mark up

the two asect ground signal here: https://www.layouts4u.net/oosignals.html
is the same as :https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-pcs-HO-OO- ... 0641183789
but instead of 5 for £15 its 1 for £7.50 its even the same picture used.

just depends on how long you want to wait and how many you need.
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I have one on my layout, it is a ready built module from either Train-Tech or Layouts4U. Works fine, very effective at night.
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I built the Brian Lambert one some years ago. Works well.
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Here is one you can build yourself plus other projects. I have built it and it works well.

http://www.talkingelectronics.com/proje ... s.html#Arc
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Normally I would build this sort of thing myself but have to admit that the new train-tech one (the little square one) is very effective and easy to hide.

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