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||Posted - 01/20/2009 : 08:19:04 AM
It will get finished one day ????
PS... I did start the 1:87 mockup a couple of years ago for a harbour scene
Peace to the world
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||Posted - 07/16/2012 : 08:33:49 AM
Karl & Rick. Thanks guys.
Today I went out to locate some more lighting and found out that the screw globe & socket variety are old stock and out of production.
However I found some lighting tonight via ebay that I'm XXXcited about.
More on that when they arrive.
They could lead this last idea in a different direction. [:-crazy]
PS.. As a side note I'm back working on a couple of structures.
The joys of "Rubber Gauging" [:-cyclops]
||Posted - 07/16/2012 : 08:05:37 AM
Looks great so far. I love all those tools.
||Posted - 07/15/2012 : 10:23:37 AM
Very nice idea to display your craftsmanship.
Don't have a clue for an answer to your question though.
Leave them on for twenty or thirty years and report back the results for us.
||Posted - 07/15/2012 : 06:56:53 AM
Frederic. I am also using a variable controller, which means I can dim the lights or have them full. Would like to know if GOW globes will take full 12 volts. Maybe I could become a test pilot and see what happens [:-timebm]
||Posted - 07/15/2012 : 06:24:50 AM
Very nice display, Mario. A very creative way to store things, much more elegant than our usual shelves...
I'm afraid I'm not good enough an electrician to answer your question, but I now that I try to use the lights on my structure under lower than full voltage, and not use them at all when nobody watches them. Since they rely upon a variable voltage power supply I hope that switching them on and off doesn't damage them.
||Posted - 07/15/2012 : 05:36:51 AM
Spent part of the day playing around with some wiring. Basic for many , but foreign matter for my brain.
I grab a box of electrical stuff I had, which has not seen the light of day for years.
In there, I had various globes, grain of wheat lites and various HO scale street lighting plus tools.
I decided to use the screw in type bulds, as these would be easy to replace.
The wiring would be direct from each source to a transformer. Hopefully I'll tidy up the wiring at the rear with plastic termal strips for additional display boxes.
my question is: How long will a buld last if left on full power.
I quite liked the extra lighting in the box and decided to add a small valance at the front with a tapered piece of balsa at the rear. I then glued on some silver foil to reflect light back onto the front of the details. It worked.
Lastly I installed 3 grain of wheat lights, forward towards the glass panel. I was hoping to obatin some extra downward lighting. However it seems when they are in series, they share the total power and lights are not as bright.
my question is: If I have each GOW wired back to the power source, How long will each last if left on full power.
Hope You can help with a few answers.
||Posted - 07/14/2012 : 8:13:00 PM
I know the idea has been around for Yonks, but yesterday while surfing my facebook sites I came across the doll's house stuff. I'd seen these boxes over the years and decided to give my details a home while the structures are under construction.
I think I just found a pile of lights to install in the box. Gunna need help with this is, as I am useless when it comes to wiring.
I did read about wiring "grain of wheat" in series, but seems if one light blows, they all go out.
||Posted - 07/14/2012 : 7:51:16 PM
Well now, that's a dang fine little idea and a nice little display at the same time!
||Posted - 07/14/2012 : 7:36:58 PM
Created a temporary storage area for some of the 1:35 details.
As of this minute my kitchen table is covered in grain of wheat light's and associated bits.
Hopeing to ask a few questions shortly regarding wiring up these display boxes , to safegaurd against getting an electrical "short"
||Posted - 07/06/2012 : 04:00:23 AM
Frederic. There's a dark side of me, that no one will ever see [:-devil]
I know it might sound crazy, but I continue to study the work of Anders and discover more ideas in this scale.
The benefit's of a rubber gauger
The journey continues........[:-slug]
||Posted - 07/06/2012 : 02:36:32 AM
Be ashamed, Mario, horrible sinner. Displaying this kind of shots will spread pain and sorrow worldwide, among all those who don't dare cross the river that leads to the ultimate dark side.
||Posted - 07/05/2012 : 6:40:19 PM
I purchased another 3 sets.
The put away the table and chairs section.
I think I'm done with buying any more.
||Posted - 07/05/2012 : 09:14:34 AM
Did that all come in one set? Seems like a great buy if it did.
||Posted - 07/05/2012 : 04:35:16 AM
Got rid of a lot of HO stuff on Ebay this past week and my shipment of tools ( 3 lots ) arrived. Financially I'm still in front.
Just Primed and ready to paint.
However this time I'm not going to de-spruce them. I'll paint what I need, such screwdrivers, G clamps, vices etc and leave the rest, when required. I also need to stop painting all sides, when only side is seen
||Posted - 06/29/2012 : 7:57:13 PM
Benches, Shelves, Racks and now Peg Boards
Another couple of pegboards in the pipeline last night.
As always these will get lost in the structure
Gunna spend the weekend listing HO stuff for sale... I need the storage boxes