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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2016, 08:49:14 PM »
A bit of an experiment.

I want to implement directional lights and to do this I need to distribute the power to the end coaches from the center car.  I will be using DCC and also the class 170 bogies on the coaches have no electrical pickup.

Those of you who are familiar with the Hornby Brighton Bell model will be familiar with the idea of using 3 pin plugs to hook together coaches.  Its fragile but worth the effort.

The trick is to get the plugs and sockets to move a little but not be loose enough to stress the wires, and to achieve this I am using silicone rubber (blue compound) to hold the plugs.



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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2016, 10:15:48 AM »
That's a great idea, where did you get the plugs from please?

I don't know what I'd use them on yet, but I'm sure others would like to know, and I'm sure I'll use this in the future.

Looking great so far.

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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2016, 10:33:29 AM »
RS Components

Preci-Dip Straight 1.27mm 3 Way Through Hole SIL Socket, Solder, 1A 100 V ac, 150 V dc
Stock no.: 702-3047

Preci-Dip 1.27mm 3 Way 1 Row Straight Through Hole Male Multiway Connector
Stock no.: 702-0105



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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2016, 10:13:51 PM »
A few more explanatory photos.

The Blue silicone is a gasket seal type that stays soft and compressible.  This means that on curves there is enough movement whilst the plugs and sockets are held firmly.








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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2016, 12:28:51 PM »
Mesh to give effect and to add rigidity.

The under-frames have a tendency to curl and the mesh and the seating, when I add it, will stiffen this.


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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2016, 08:16:22 PM »
Video of the test run with sound using a Zimo MX649 sound chip.



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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2016, 10:08:28 PM »
Awesome.  8) :thumbsup:

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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2016, 10:24:53 PM »
Here is a shot of the DCC chip installation and speaker




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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2016, 09:06:15 AM »
Update on transfers.



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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2016, 10:18:37 AM »
I am using the Virgin Voyager lighting units which come pre-wired and with the correct combination of fiber optics. Im trial fitting them now but they wont be permanent until the model is painted.







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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2016, 10:37:39 AM »
Hi , that should look good and spares available from DCC supplies last time I looked - I now know why I bought some a while back !!
A great project, just waiting for my chassis units to arrive .

What mesh did you use for the belly holes?

cheers
Robert

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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2016, 10:49:34 AM »
It is a very fine brass diamond mesh I got from 4D Models a long time ago, but I believe it is still available.

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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2016, 11:22:11 AM »
That is a great idea using the Voyager lighting kits. Might have to get me some of them!

Cheers, Mike



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Re: Class 180 Adelante Kit
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