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General Category => N Gauge Discussion => Japanese N Gauge => Topic started by: Vonkrump666 on December 07, 2017, 10:09:17 am

Title: Tomix 3205 yard lighting how to power?
Post by: Vonkrump666 on December 07, 2017, 10:09:17 am
Hello this is my first post. I do British outline but have purchased a set of Tomix 3205 lighting towers. However I was expecting a simple wiring affair that I could screw into my gaugemaster transformer... Instead you get the nice little plug... Can anyone offer any advice on parts required or a solution.. also what voltage are they? I assume they are 12v DC but I could be wrong... Apologies for my naivety!!!
Title: Re: Tomix 3205 yard lighting how to power?
Post by: Railwaygun on December 07, 2017, 10:32:27 am
My Tomix controller has a few sockets ( non- standard) which I presume would fit your plug!

Will check it tonight for voltage outputs but presume they are 12v

I suggest you cut the plug off ( with 2Ē of wire so that it can be refitted) and fit your own plug to the lights

This is the official version

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Tomytec-Tomix-5818-Yard-Light-Connector-Cable-Fits-3205-N-Scale-NIB/162613715540?epid=1358238366&hash=item25dc886254:g:y~cAAOSwIclZgQ5~
Title: Re: Tomix 3205 yard lighting how to power?
Post by: Vonkrump666 on December 07, 2017, 10:49:03 am
Thanks for getting back! Knowing the voltage would be really handy and thanks for the link. Ill be taking a look at the back of my gaugemaster but I think they are the old fashioned strip the end of a wire and then screw it in.
Title: Re: Tomix 3205 yard lighting how to power?
Post by: Only Me on December 07, 2017, 10:57:30 am
Does this help ?

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.tomytec.co.jp/tomix/products/n/3205.html&prev=search (https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.tomytec.co.jp/tomix/products/n/3205.html&prev=search)

Title: Re: Tomix 3205 yard lighting how to power?
Post by: Railwaygun on December 07, 2017, 11:31:58 am
you need a 12v DC supply for the LED version ( wall plug PSU from Ebay)

or 16v AC for the bulb version (ditto)
Title: Re: Tomix 3205 yard lighting how to power?
Post by: Vonkrump666 on December 07, 2017, 05:00:56 pm
Cracking!!!! Thanks for the replies Iíll hopefully get it sorted now. Iíve also brought me dad 2 for Christmas so I can sort him out too!!! Thanks again massive help!