Attached are photos of yard lights I have built for my n scale layout.
They started as a 100 light xmas set regular price 12.99 on sale for 75% off on looking at it they are 3.5 volt led lights.
After taking the lights apart I get 3mm 3.5 volt leds, as my power is 11.79 volts dc I calculated that if I put 4 lights in series that would be a max of 14 volt draw and they worked good on my 11.79 volt system.
I then put a power wire on to the positive leg and attached the negative to the positive of the 2nd bulb using a cocktail stick and 1/8 heat tube I pulled the wires and cocktail stick through the heat tube and painted the bulbs sides black.
I then made a 2nd one and by attaching the positive on it to the negative of the first set and then attaching the wires to my power supply they worked fine.
Being retired and on a fixed income they became a good alternative at a much lower price than store bought lights.
A big thanks to Jim.
Here are the videos he’s asked for:
And as people are still asking for it, I’ll keep the sale open for a few more days. The ‘silly sale is here‘.
Now on to Hall of Fame member, Bill:
I am safe and doing well in home isolation 😀
With everything crazy going on I had a little fun with my railroad. I made a short video that both side of the big puddle can have fun with lol
That’s all for this time.
I’ve had the first building in for the scratch building competition, by the way. At the mo it’s a one horse race, but I’m sure that will change in the next week or so.
Hope you’re all keeping well and doing your best to dodge the plague. I know I am.
Stay safe. Stay sane. Keep busy. The Beginner’s Guide is here.