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Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:22 am
by Walkingthedog
Just keep taking the pictures Barry they are an inspiration.

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:47 am
by Puddles
Walkingthedog wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:22 am Just keep taking the pictures Barry they are an inspiration.
Very true.

Puddles

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:13 am
by Steve M
Wykeham is one of the reasons I broke up my old layout and started again. ;)

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:43 am
by bulleidboy
Steve M wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:13 am Wykeham is one of the reasons I broke up my old layout and started again. ;)
I've always got the blame for everything :lol:

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:46 pm
by Walkingthedog
There were several things I did copying you.

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:44 pm
by bulleidboy
Using the "Steve M" method, I have today fitted lighting into this carriage. This is just a strip of 12v LED's stuck to a strip of plasticard and placed into the roof of the carriage. The power is supplied by using a pick-up produced by DCC Concepts which is fitted to the bogie at one end of the carriage. The two wires soldered to the pick-up, run up through the bogie mounting point, and soldered to the LED strip. I have placed a fairly hefty resistor in the wiring, and all of the LED's have had a large dollop of Tamiya Yellow Lacquer placed over them. Despite this, and the level of lighting looking ok, there is still light bleed through the sides of the carriage. Any ideas?

ImageIMG_0933 by Barry Clayton, on Flickr

This picture shows the DCC Concepts pick-up - a very neat and easy installation.

ImageIMG_0934 by Barry Clayton, on Flickr

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:02 pm
by Steve M
Not sure if I was getting the credit or the blame Barry. ;)

How much can the coach be dismantled? Can you get access to the interior side of the coach side panels?
With buildings, the usual remedy is to paint the interior, but assuming you can get access, why not stick some tape to the inside. A strip of black insulation tape should do or perhaps a strip of aluminium tape?

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:41 pm
by bulleidboy
Certainly not blame Steve - the lighting level looks about right. Luckily(??) all four body clips have broken off and the body sits perfectly on the chassis, so the body comes off very easily. It had already crossed my mind about painting the inside of the body - the tape or foil might be a better idea. From "foiling" the inside of the branch-line signal box, I know foil takes paint. Barry

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:04 pm
by Rog (RJ)
What size (ohms) is your resistor? Whatever it is, I would consider doubling or even quadroupling it to reduce the brightness.

Re: Wykeham - Somewhere in the south!

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:09 pm
by Walkingthedog
What ever you put inside to stop the light bleed will need to be painted the same colour as the 12 inch to the foot version.