I haven’t seen many wiring how too’s for some time so I thought your readers may like this compilation of pictures where using self adhesive copper tape instead of wires can be used.
It’s easy to use and makes it easier to connect your lighting too instead of trying to join wires together and insulate them.
Install Your lights first with the wires pushed through the baseboard. Plan where the tape has to go and what voltage.
After sticking the tape into position, press down with a credit card. Any joins ” ie” corners have to be soldered. The solder flows quickly on the copper tape so don’t overheat. If you have to cross the tape, place a piece of insulating tape over the part your crossing.
Lable what tapes are for what and what voltage they carry. This may help if you have to check the circuit’s at any time.
Fit an adaptor to take the transformers this way you only have one wire trailing from the baseboard. Cut the wires of the transformers and after checking the polarity solder to the appropriate cicuit.
A box made to mount the switches for lights and points motors.
The end result. Switches will operate different buildings and street lights.
Use different LEDs for different buildings ie warm white or yellow for old type buildings
Street lights are bright white other buildings are warm white.
See what your readers think, I would love to hear their comments.
Keep up the good work Al.
A huge thank to Laurence. If you missed his earlier post, it’s here.
That’s all for today folks, please do keep ’em coming.
And if Laurence has inspired you and want to get going on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
PS Ebay cheat sheet still going strong. Latest one is here.