The controller for the layout lighting has been changed to provide variable intensity lights:
I finally got a chance to get some more wood and have constructed the last of the layout lights.These have all been made using “5050 Day White” LED strips stuck on to “Scotia Mouldings”…
A wire is soldered onto the strip, normally somewhere in the middle. This goes through the a hole in the strip and into the wall:
Once attached to the wall, the wire is invisible:
Note that it’s the wall that’s wobbly, not the lighting strips!
All the layout lights together take 42W of power – it’s a LOT of light for not much electricity. The next project will be a dimmer to turn them up and down as required.
A real burst of activity today!
You can see the newest strip sticking out from the wall on two chrome rods (which carry the 12V to the LED strip).
This is something I should have done years ago, but have only recently found the right sort of LED strips (5050) with the right colour (Day White).
The LED strips are recessed in the wood above the layout.
The next stage is to do something similar for the rest of the layout.
I finally got around to installing some lights for the goods yard. LED of course…
The Country Station now has platform lighting:
The main goods shed now has an outside light:
The “canal” goods shed now also has outside lights at each end:
The Town Station platforms now have lights
Each light uses two LED’s, and the total power taken for all of them is 0.08 watt, so very few polar bears lost due to my extravagance!
The shopping parade by the main station has finally been finished:
The village by the halt is getting more complete with some terraced houses.
Unlike the ones on the left, these are full houses with backs and yards:
And of course they are lit