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  • #46
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    Originally posted by jbvb


    Good progress, my apologies for not making this suggestion when it was timely: 3 mm 'T-1' LEDs can be shortened by filing - there's nothing critical in the 'domed' end, so file it flat. If you have the 'water clear' plastic encapsulation, you can see the silicon die between the ends of the two metal 'legs'. You can usually file to within .030" of that safely.


    Hi Glen, going along with what James posted, the second picture shows (with red shorting the LED) what he talks about. The other pictures just shows how LED's can be cut or shaved for any situation. With the last picture showing two holes drilled into an LED with two fiber optics to be used for small Locomotive running lights. Hope this helps with future LED lighting needs.




    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #47
      Thanks for the tips guys, I'll have to keep that in mind for future projects.

      Well I finally finished it:



      I finished off the interior, built the box to hide the light wires, painted and added the passengers and crew, and finally added just a bit of weathering using grimy black and dirt polly-s paints to the trucks and underside.



      I have taken it for a test run but I haven't run much on the layout lately and I need to clean the track.





      The Rapido lighting worked out very well for the interior.

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      • #48
        Congrats on finishing the kitbash, Glen. It turned out great.
        Bruce

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        • #49
          Great looking Doodlebug Glen. Love the interior.

          Bernd
          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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          • #50
            I have a thing for doodlebugs, Glen and your's is some nice piece of eye candy. The lighted interior really adds to it. Great job.

            George
            The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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            • #51
              Nice work, Glen.

              Jeff S

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              • #52
                Thanks guys. My plan is to add the lighting to the Pullman that he's pulling.

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                • #53
                  Glen,

                  What an awesome build! You did a truly fantastic job throughout. Thanx Thom...

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