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Author Topic: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout  (Read 45197 times)

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1500 on: January 04, 2020, 08:36:31 PM »
I think this calls for brute force.  :o

Oh, do you mean like this? ;D



Cheers for the expertise John  :beers:

Although the lighting was novel, it did indeed flicker when running. And it looked odd when it was on in the daylight IMO. Plus none of my other carriages had it, so stood out like a sore thumb!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1501 on: January 04, 2020, 08:55:33 PM »
Although the lighting was novel, it did indeed flicker when running. And it looked odd when it was on in the daylight IMO. Plus none of my other carriages had it, so stood out like a sore thumb!
Must admit I'm not a fan of interior lighting, and remove it from any second hand coaches I obtain which happen to have it fitted.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1502 on: January 04, 2020, 09:22:18 PM »

Must admit I'm not a fan of interior lighting, and remove it from any second hand coaches I obtain which happen to have it fitted.

Agreed!

By the way, I just took apart the underfloor area of a carriage for the first time. Had no idea those close coupler feathering spring wires were so fine - literally a hair's breadth! And a bit of a swine to reassemble too.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1503 on: January 04, 2020, 09:26:09 PM »
By the way, I just took apart the underfloor area of a carriage for the first time. Had no idea those close coupler feathering spring wires were so fine - literally a hair's breadth! And a bit of a swine to reassemble too.

Oh yeah, in some designs they are reeeeally fiddly to get back into position. I've had quite a few  2nd hand items of stock where they've been missing, I ended up buying a metre of thin spring-wire so I can cut and fit replacements as needed.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1504 on: January 04, 2020, 09:30:34 PM »

Oh yeah, in some designs they are reeeeally fiddly to get back into position. I've had quite a few  2nd hand items of stock where they've been missing, I ended up buying a metre of thin spring-wire so I can cut and fit replacements as needed.

LOL yes just found that out. Darn near lost one of 3 atoms wide spring wires too! Useful to know one can buy replacement spring wire  :thumbsup:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1505 on: January 05, 2020, 08:29:15 PM »
My mate has given me a hand to flip the layout over on its side. Next few days will be spent seeing if we can tidy this lot up! Will be a bit weird not being able to see the layout for a while.





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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1506 on: January 05, 2020, 10:04:30 PM »
This guy glues his wires directly with hot glue. Wonder if I might try that...  :hmmm:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1507 on: January 05, 2020, 10:08:04 PM »
I have used hot glue for a couple of little temporary or awkward places (eg. tacking ribbon able into place), but generally I'd say use decent tags/ties as it's easier to add or replace wiring in the future.  They're cheap enough.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1508 on: January 05, 2020, 10:08:53 PM »
I have used hot glue for a couple of little temporary or awkward places (eg. tacking ribbon able into place), but generally I'd say use decent tags/ties as it's easier to add or replace wiring in the future.  They're cheap enough.

I did actually buy the ones you suggested. T'was just an idea...

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1509 on: January 06, 2020, 02:33:19 PM »
Rather neater now!



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1510 on: January 06, 2020, 03:16:25 PM »
Yeah better, though the idea with those square thingies is you pass a cable tie through them and use that to secure the wires (not pass the wires through the holes in the thingy itself :D ). That way you can add more wires to the bundle later if required, either by loosening the cable tie or simply cut it off and fit a new one around the new bundle.

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1511 on: January 06, 2020, 03:22:05 PM »
I like Globibahns idea.  ;)
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1512 on: January 06, 2020, 03:59:08 PM »
That way you can add more wires to the bundle later if required, either by loosening the cable tie or simply cut it off and fit a new one around the new bundle.


Oh I see! Ooops.  :D

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1513 on: January 07, 2020, 04:02:53 PM »
Better than a few days ago! Plus got the hang of the zip tie plastic bracket thinggies.

Still some more soldering to do, had to order some more terminal strips in.



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1514 on: January 13, 2020, 11:35:56 AM »
It's taken exactly one week to tidy up the underside of my baseboard. I've just uprighted it again and all works as it should!  :angel:





 

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