Barry from South Australia here again.
This is a follow up to my last email re: the CL2N3-G IC (Integrated Circuit) module.
The CL2N3-G picture compares the size to a resistor, and the TO-92 picture shows the module with its 3 legs.
The leg marked NC (Not Connected), can be cut off flush with the body, as it is not needed. The VA leg is the + connection, and the VB leg is the – connection.
The FR_Circuit picture shows a simple circuit for wiring a forward & reverse LED for an Analogue setup. The CL2N3 can be used with DCC, just replace the resistors with CL2N3’s. The Multiple LEDs picture, shows how to wire multiple LEDs to 1 CL2N3, which is good for lighting coaches (passenger trains).
The Standard Circuit picture, is, well, a standard wiring diagram of the CL2N3.
A search on the web will also provide many more applications for this wonderful little device, and there is another version that can supply 25mA to a LED, a CL25N3-G IC.
“I was looking at the TIPS FOR YOU and I want to give you one. I am retired from a power utility and use the info I have to include running electric (not hot) to all of the locations that us electric.
I found that buying fencing of all this cost lots of money, so. I now use Plastic Window screen for fence. You can turn it at different angles to get square, or diamond shaped fence. Just cut it to your right height with a pair of scissors.
For the posts I save used stick matches or tooth picks. For the wire on the power poles and high tension towers I use the elastic thread sold at sewing supply stores. This makes hitting the lines not pull or brake the poles. or towers.
“I got a great tip from a Jim O’Connell of Santee,CA. he builtmy Z scale layout in 2012. I too neede a way to keep my ‘ MTL lumber loads,ect. from sliding off my flat cars.
Jim told me to get some elmers glue and put a small drop on the cars and also on the wood packs. Then when you change from runnind those cars to something else you can peel the wood packs off of the cars and be able to put them back into the plastic “jewel cases” they came in.
To get the glue off of the load and the cars all you have to do is”roll” the glue spot back and forth until it comes off. The glue will stay “soluable” for several years.
It comes in a small brown bottle with a brush top applicator. Hopes this helps. Most of wjhat I have learned about Z scale is from the people who have been in that scale a long time. Now if it had anything to do with your HVAC system or your ductwork I know all th answers and tricks of that trade, as I was a sheetmetal mechanic for over 40 yrs.
Lee Barry Bristol,Va”
Thanks to everyone – some nice tips. Please keep’ em coming.
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