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Author Topic: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.  (Read 5690 times)

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How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« on: February 24, 2012, 07:05:32 pm »
This is (hopefully) a step by step guide showing how to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.

If you have any questions about this guide please feel free to PM me and I will do my best to help you out.

How to make an inexpensive LED Welding Simulator


The simulator working.
LED Welding Simulation for Model Railways

cheers John.

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 09:50:43 pm »
That does look very good and a simple method to make it. I'm sure you could run the flickering LEDs off 12v DC via resistors to negate the need for batteries and switches. That effect would also work well in a loco shed.

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 10:21:23 pm »
That does look very good and a simple method to make it. I'm sure you could run the flickering LEDs off 12v DC via resistors to negate the need for batteries and switches. That effect would also work well in a loco shed.

You could run the two LED's easily from a 12V DC supply by adding resistors, I only did it this way as a prototype to see if it would actually work.  It was an idea that popped into this crazy head of mine.

I saw a couple of examples of welding simulators somewhere on the internet, one was a loco shed so all you saw was the flickering and thought it looked good but was shocked at the prices they wanted.

cheers John.


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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 01:03:29 am »
Cheers John.  Simple but effective. :thumbsup:

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 08:02:22 am »
Good money saver John   :thumbsup:  thanks for sharing it    ;)

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 11:03:03 am »
Excellent, cheap and creative use of some 'tat' available in the pound shop  :thumbsup:
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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 01:11:17 am »
I'm going to build one of these myself!
Many thanks!

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014, 12:54:05 pm »
Works really well for about 50p !!!!
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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014, 01:11:36 pm »
Very good, an accessory for pennies! My philosophy is before buying anything check
Poundland. A while back they had or may still have cyclists armbands with 3 flashing
red leds controlled by a tiny switch easy to dismantle to get the components.
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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014, 04:04:07 pm »
Nice one John, well thought out and nice and cheap.  Now have to think where I can fit one into Claywell, maybe the Bampney village garage does a bit of welding.  :thumbsup:

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2014, 04:36:00 pm »
The simulator working.
LED Welding Simulation for Model Railways


Found this on the above site. OK its 00 gauge but it gives you an idea as to what you can achieve.

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2014, 05:31:50 pm »
Very informative video  :thumbsup:

Thank you for posting it  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 04:45:10 pm »
Very helpful thanks.

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2014, 05:29:01 pm »
It came up saying content blocked in your country?

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Re: How to make an inexpensive welding simulator for your layout.
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2017, 05:25:26 am »
Just seen this Scotsoft and i think itís brilliant and so cheap, i will need more advice though from this electronic numpty lol.    :laugh3: :laugh3:  Will PM you at some point to ask more advice if thatís ok.   :beers:

 

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