I normally steer away from the folk that type in CAPS, but thought I’d make an exception in Joe’s case. What a layout:
“I’M EIGHTY EIGHT YEARS OLD CAME DOWN WITH CANCER OF THE BLADDER HAD TO STOP WORKING I WAS TIRED OF DOING NOTHING THATS WHY I DECIDED TO TRY AND BUILD A RAILROAD IN MY GARAGE. I WAS IN THE 101ST AIRBORNE WORLD WAR II FOR FOUR YEARS AND SPENT TWO YEARS IN KOREA I’M MARRIED AND HAVE 8 KIDS AND 22 GRAND KIDS THAT KEEP US BUSY GLAD YOU LIKED MY LAYOUT AND WISH I KNEW MORE ON HOW TO BUILD A GREAT LAYOUT GOD BLESS
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A huge thanks to Joe for sharing his stunning layout – just have a look at the comments at the bottom of the page!
I been messing with making traffic street lights from junk.I installed the green,yellow,and red leds.Ive made a post to hang 3 sets for a 3 way traffic light.
The one on the left is a UK traffic light.notice the len’s.made them realistic as possible.not happy with one of the paint job’s and will do again.made from an old credit card,tube plastic coffee stir stick for the len’s , and a black tie wrap large.I made the post from the same tube plastic coffee stir stick.I added more wires inside to be able to wire up 3 sets of traffic lights.
With all the wires inside it becomes very stiff.When you go to drill any holes in the tube sticks make sure to shove something lesser the size to be able to drill a perfect hole for the wireing.
For the horizontal post I drilled a hole big anough to slip the cross post into it and instant glue solid.The wireing held it there.In the second photo with the post the leds aren’t in it to give you the idea how it goes.
Thanks to Joe and Kim. Have a look at the comments below!
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Anyhow, that’s all folks. Please keep ’em coming.
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