Loving your website. It has been very inspiring! A lot of great folks with great ideas. Thanks to everyone.
I have attached a photo someone might find amusing. First I must apologize for some flaws in the photograph (ie: no balast yet, etc.).
When I was changing my bass guitar strings I was thinking what a waste to throw these away. So for now I chopped them up as a junk load. One could do many, many different things with this so called garbage. And in my case they are about 3 feet long. And guitar players have much thinner strings so there is even more options there. That’s all for now.
Cheers and thanks again,
“For N-Scale lighting I use the chip LEDs. With a handriveting tool and a rivet, I can punch exterior light shades out of a brass strip. Predrill the center of the light shade before punching it out, then solder the shade to a piece of 1/16 X .014 round copper tube. The wire from the anode of the LED goes down the center of the tube.
The cathode gets soldered to the underside of the lamp shade. So the ground wire from the power supply gets soldered to the tube, and the hot side goes to the wire. The chip leds are great for interior or exterior lighting. I’ve used an Arduino computer to adjust the intensity of the LEDs for indoor and outdoor lighting to make them more realistic.
I just finished building a grandstand for my hockey rink. For once I remembered to take pictures as it progressed. I took half a styrofoam box that a building came in, cut it to fit, painted gray for cement. Glued the people onto plastic strips then glued the strips onto smaller strips of styrofoam, painted then glued in place. Glued a picture of our Pittsburgh Penquins on the back. Here are some pictures.
Linda’s last post is here – and it’s a cracker.
I know you don’t use photos like this but think you might be interested in any case.
The photo below is an abandoned Parisian railway.
Photo at the bottom speaks for itself.
I did enjoy putting today’s post together. A big thanks to everyone, especially Linda for that wonderful how-to. I think the grandstand looks great when you consider what it’s made from. It just goes to show, with a little imagination…
That’s all this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming – and don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to get going on your own layout.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still going strong.