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Carl B

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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  08:49:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lighting next. Only 4 exterior goosenecks (well, curved at a 90), no interior illumination is desired. I use .018" stainless tubing, available from Ngineering.com, and some Grandt Line plastic lampshades...

0603 warm white LED's are available now with #38 magnet wire already soldered on! I've been waiting for a someone to do this work for me! Although the vendor calls it .1 mm wire....

I built a box for the DC power jack to be hidden inside the foundation. The other black & white pair will feed the 2nd building.

I installed the light fixtures, then glued the foundations to the first floors of each unit.

Then I flipped them over and built resistor bridges with copper tape. Very tight. Adding a 5th light to illuminate the center covered walkway between the buildings.

I began to frame out the roofing supports on each building.

The roof substrate is 1/32" basswood. It's actually O scale scribed siding I purchased from a fellow who bailed out of the hobby.. Smooth side facing out. I used scraps to test multiple pieces to get my angles correct.

Till next time....individual shingles?

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George D

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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  09:01:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great progress, Carl. Nice looking wiring.


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Engine Wiper

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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  09:16:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, once again, nice planning, the build is shaping up to be a cool structure.

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Frank Palmer

Posted - 01/27/2021 :  09:46:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Once again you're putting on a fitting clinic.


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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  09:55:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love this build. It is going to be really nice when finished!
Regards, Vic B.

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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  10:03:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great progress Carl.

Love your lighting technique. Something I'll be using when I get around to do some structure builds.


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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  11:56:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great progress Carl. Your wiring is just so dam nice and neat!


"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Engine Wiper

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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  1:09:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Light fixtures Turned out well. Like the wiring and roof work. Did you get the LEDs from Evan's Designs?
I'm using their smallest LED on my Z scale camelback. Their LEDs make the hobby a little easier.


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Michael Hohn

Posted - 01/27/2021 :  1:54:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Youíre a master electrician when it comes to lights.

I like using scribed wood for roofs when I have it. I install it with the scribing up to provide guidelines for shingles. (The scribing doesnít show on the edges because I usually glue thin trim pieces on the edges to hide the end grain and make for a neater look.)

Itís looking good.


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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  4:58:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl your build is coming along very well. The brick boiler looks out standing and I like your color choice. The addition of the light is real neat. Looking forward to more.

Mike Mace
Northern Division of the Santa Fe

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Carl B

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Posted - 01/27/2021 :  8:05:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you George, Jim, Frank, Vic, Bernd, Jerry, Scott, Mike H., and Mike M.!

Scott- I purchased these LED's from an Ebay seller in China. Delivery is about 3 weeks.

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robert goslin

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Posted - 01/28/2021 :  01:30:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Carl. I knew it was only a matter of time until we saw some more of your excellent electrical work. Although it's a bit of a busman's holiday.
Nice big weights again too. Looking forward to your shingling (but not mine).

Regards Rob

My current build.

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Carl B

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Posted - 01/28/2021 :  4:25:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rob.

Nothing new on the shingles-just a long, tedious one-at-a-time operation.

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Posted - 01/28/2021 :  6:19:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
This is an excellent thread Carl, up to your usual high standards.
I have enjoyed reading the whole thread and looking over shoulder and catching up over the last few days, and waiting to post.
Thanks for explaining your progress throughout, including the lighting, very clear.

I'm trying to finish all of my 'older' models right now, but in the future
I'm sure I'll be coming back here one day and following your excellent work.
Thanks for the time and effort involved.


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Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/29/2021 :  06:33:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

(i'm trying to find better words)

diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie', until you can find a rock.

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