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Posted - 02/17/2017 :  11:33:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Drop by and see what's happening at the Justice City Diorama. There are many useful tips and build videos that might help your fill your days.


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Nice presentation Marty


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Well done, Marty.
That's an impressive set of videos!

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Thanks for the comments, they are really appreciated. This is very much a work in progress as all railroad layouts are.



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Posted - 02/18/2019 :  2:27:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Here is a quick update of what has been happening with the Diorama. Progress has been slow, but it is ticking along when I am not napping



Edited by - Ojaste on 02/18/2019 2:28:20 PM

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Very nice!

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Posted - 02/20/2019 :  5:26:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got a burst of energy and lite up Gran Ma!



Edited by - Ojaste on 02/20/2019 5:26:48 PM

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Section Hand

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Sometimes life gives your "grain of Wheat" lightbulbs and you think it is great to brighten up a scene.

Then some wise guy comes along with an LED and a resistor and you praise its benefits and throw away those old fashion small bulbs. Good riddance you unreliable over heated glass spheres.

A smarter guy comes along and says " Resistors schmisters" why are doing all that math and constantly changing resistors to get the best light? Here use a "Current Limiter" it provides a constant 20 ma to the LED and you don't have to do much math.

Then some other wiser guy looks at your structure is and blinded by the super duper bright LEDs burning his retina out. After recovering from a hospital stay he says why did't you use a high OHM resistor to dull down that LED. Your answer is you told me to use a current limiter, now you are telling me to add a resistor to reduce the laser quality intensity? Proof! go away.

But wait there is a better way! Have you considered these new DCC controller accessory adaptors that allow you to eliminate both the resistors and current limiters?

Say WHAT! you can do that?

Yes, you ignorant nerd. Heh keep it clean and don't insult every railway modeller that ever installed a bulb or LED.

He goes on to say that NCE has this thing that is called a "Light-It" where you can connect three normal LEDs to it and control the LED intensity form your DCC controller. You do not need any resistors or current limiters and all those grain of wheat bulbs are headed to the dump.

WHAT! You are messing with me aren't you?

Nope, life goes on and lighting your structures can't get any easier.

What do I have to do?

Its simple, just follow all the instruction in the NCE Light-It manual. Yes, it will mean you have to read and do some re-work, but it will be worth in the long run until some smart A#$ comes up with a better way. (If they do, turn and run)

So here I am having some dioramas and structures in the Justice City Diorama/Layout that needed to be converted to using the NCE Light-It modules.

This video is not a how to do (I don't do that type of video) but a video to provide some inspiration on what can be done with the NCE Light-It. And what I had to go through to convert a couple structures from Current Limiter type installations.


Enjoy, be inspired and question your lighting choices to see if you can use this type of technology.

(PS: Here is my NCE Light-It Playlist, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9wlL7wHNjWCFz5sTMYPFrsWQLIABDNwv


Edited by - Ojaste on 03/06/2019 12:44:19 PM

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