Dave’s new lights and fittings

Had another cracking video in from Dave, on lights and fittings.

It’s a wonderful ‘how to’:

Latest ebay cheat sheet is here

That’s all this time folks.

Keep ’em coming.

And if Dave has got you itching to start, don’t forget the Beginners Guide.



17 Responses to Dave’s new lights and fittings

  1. christine says:

    Lights on a good layout are so cool.

  2. steven stclair says:

    Dave would those rows of connectors be good for a bus wire. I have a Trinity piano examination in two weeks so I cannot build my layout at the moment. However, I have just learned how to use drop box and will be forwarding a Bachman tribute video to Al in honour of all the brilliant items you have shared with us, from foam on the track, bus wires, point motors and even those surveying work men and Dr Who’s Police Box. People like you make the world a better place.

    Steve Sydney Australia

  3. John Deamer says:

    thanks Dave for all the tips another fab set of tips again very helpfull

  4. Dave,
    Where can the power distribution boards be bought. The only seller I scan locate is DCC Supplies who are out of stock.

  5. Lynn Taubeneck says:

    Did I miss the ginger bread cookie?? Or was he in the Cabaret? Very good information, even for an advanced railroad electrician. It is very good to see that there are more than one way to do things.

  6. dave cade says:

    with regards the connecting blocks you used I can’t find them on any web site on ebay
    hope you can help
    yours dave c

  7. Richard Sommery-Gade says:

    Great info. Notice that a few of the items are battery connected. Can you cut the wires and splice the wires into the bank of connection points that I see you have or do you have to have some type of reduction in the power link ?



  8. Ian Schoeman says:

    Thank You! This video is inspirational. Keep it up

  9. Lindsay McIsaac says:

    Dave, once again can/may I congratulate you on your video, I notice the trains are a little slower much better, I am reminded of an article in the Meccano Magazine from around the mid 1950s telling us not to run them “flat out” (a train cannot perform a circle in a football field at 100mph) also to save some more of our precious retirement funds, you can connect more than 1 led into those terminals, ie. instead of limiting yourself to 12 leds from each of those strips you can connect as many as you want.
    just a money saving hint.
    Thanks for reading,listening, Lindsay in NZ

  10. David Johnson says:

    Dave, How do you reach the stuff against the wall? How wide is your layout? Thanks. David J

  11. Ian Mc Donald says:

    the flashing lights do look good. the running of the trains is so inspiring. thanks for all the tips and videos the library is getting full.

  12. Peter Goodison says:

    Another good video Dave. Always a great help to us novices. Just a word of caution though. Its not a good idea to put a sheet of paper on the net with your name and address on it. There are some very strange people about.
    Regards, Pete.

  13. ian impett says:

    thanks for this, picked up some ideas. IAN

  14. Love what you did, OUTSTANDIING LAYOUT!!!
    Is there a way to contant you and ask you questions other than on here?

  15. Norman Backman says:

    Fantastic Dave as always, as others have said repeatedly “You are a great inspiration to the hobby of Railway Modelling”. Congratulations on yet another inspiring video. As Lindsay from NZ says you can always put more than one wire in each terminal for the lights so saving money. But don’t overload the circuitry, check the total current you will be pulling with all the lights connected. One little niggle though Dave, and that is please don’t refer to “Mains” when talking about uncontrolled or even controlled 12 volts DC. “Mains” (in the UK at least) is 230 or 240 volts AC and you certainly would not be wanting to be connecting anything to that!! All the best and thanks for a great session. Happy modelling!!

  16. Ken Stramel says:

    Thank you I really enjoy all your cool layout. Please keep em coming

  17. John Jeffrey Bundaberg Australia says:

    Peter is right about the address. Certainly a brilliant layout and so many ideas for the rest of us. I can now see why Dave has a love of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which I share. We have done a little bit on the heritage lines but hope for more in the future.

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