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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1575 on: February 02, 2020, 04:59:03 PM »
Have you used hollow tube for the framework?  It will make it easier to hide the wires for the LED lights. :hmmm:
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1576 on: February 02, 2020, 05:09:25 PM »
Have you used hollow tube for the framework?  It will make it easier to hide the wires for the LED lights. :hmmm:

Nope just very thin wire - crumbs lighting it would be a challenge! :D

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1577 on: February 02, 2020, 07:43:23 PM »
@ntpntpntp Nick, I may have imagined it but I think that you said before that you tidy up wiring by bunching it up and wrapping it in heat shrink tubing?

I was thinking of doing same when I next do a wiring tidy-up. :hmmm:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1578 on: February 02, 2020, 07:58:13 PM »
@ntpntpntp Nick, I may have imagined it but I think that you said before that you tidy up wiring by bunching it up and wrapping it in heat shrink tubing?

I was thinking of doing same when I next do a wiring tidy-up. :hmmm:

No, not heat shrink (other than maybe for a couple of wires running down the inside of a building to disguise them).  These days I just use cable ties.  Back in the 80s and 90s I used to wrap bunches of cables into a tight and neat loom, either using string or the thin plastic ribbon that came around some of the bits of multi-core cable that I had at the time.  It's lovely and tidy that way but tbh cable ties are just easier to use. I leave them a little slack until all the wiring in a run is in place, then tighten up.
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1579 on: February 02, 2020, 07:59:42 PM »
@ntpntpntp Nick, I may have imagined it but I think that you said before that you tidy up wiring by bunching it up and wrapping it in heat shrink tubing?

I was thinking of doing same when I next do a wiring tidy-up. :hmmm:

No, not heat shrink (other than maybe for a couple of wires running down the inside of a building to disguise them).  These days I just use cable ties.  Back in the 80s and 90s I used to wrap bunches of cables into a tight and neat loom, either using string or the thin plastic ribbon that came around some of the bits of multi-core cable that I had at the time.  It's lovely and tidy that way but tbh cable ties are just easier to use. I leave them a little slack until all the wiring in a run is in place, then tighten up.

Great Nick, will follow suit!

Cheers
Matt  :thumbsup:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1580 on: February 03, 2020, 02:37:15 PM »
My first ever 2-pin plug soldered - all works a dream! :)



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1581 on: February 03, 2020, 03:43:35 PM »
Bit annoying, Preiser and Noch figures are to a slightly different scale it appears.

Noch left (smaller) and Presiser (larger) right. ???



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1582 on: February 03, 2020, 03:55:06 PM »
Hi Matt,

Please don't take this the wrong way but people are different  :). My mate 'big Jez' could practically get his hand around the top of 'wee Stewie's' head and Stewie's 58.

Think you're worrying about nothing.

Loving your layout by the way, it's really making me want to do lights. I will one day.

Cheers, weave  :beers:


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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1583 on: February 03, 2020, 04:16:44 PM »
Hi Matt,

Please don't take this the wrong way but people are different  :). My mate 'big Jez' could practically get his hand around the top of 'wee Stewie's' head and Stewie's 58.

Think you're worrying about nothing.

Loving your layout by the way, it's really making me want to do lights. I will one day.

Cheers, weave  :beers:

Thanks Weave, yes I'll just have to live with it, plus it's true what you say.

Yes the lights are really pleasing! My friend is going ot help me flip the layout today as it's surprising what a mess of wires transpires 'underneath'!



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1584 on: February 03, 2020, 04:33:32 PM »
There you go... Big Jez about to hit Wee Stewie with a shovel for looking a bit camp and Stewie's Mum coming to the rescue  :D  ;)

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1585 on: February 04, 2020, 05:25:58 PM »
Should I buy additional tag boards or am I allowed to start soldering to the upper 'power line'?  :hmmm:



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1586 on: February 04, 2020, 05:30:21 PM »
It's your wiring, do it however you like  :D   If it's just one or two wires I'd probably cheat and double up on a couple of the tags. I'd leave the common side alone though - more for neatness than any necessity.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 05:31:28 PM by ntpntpntp »
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1587 on: February 04, 2020, 06:08:23 PM »
It's your wiring, do it however you like  :D 

Not under the scrutiny of N Gauge Forum!   :laughabovepost:

Ok will leave that common rail nice and untouched! ;)

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1588 on: February 04, 2020, 06:38:49 PM »
Right-ho,

Trying to devise a lighting scheme for the station building. Either it's consistant warm white throughout or I could variagate it a bit like so:



The canopy on the island platform will also have underlighting as LED strips, so that will need to match the 'outdoor' bit marked on the station.

Platform lights out in the elements on poles will be warm white due to that being the way they come (I think).

On rest of layout, the Portier Hipster Bar is warm white, the street lamps are warm white and the yard mast lights are cool white. :hmmm:


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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1589 on: February 06, 2020, 01:01:42 PM »
Here's how my latest baseboard wiring tidy-up has been going.



I really love the mini 2 pin plugs, they work great for the building lighting. In a moment of reckless abandon, I decided to use them for bringing the main supply to both the lighting and track power buses. Now I'm wondering, although they work, are they robust enough for these key input sources?  :hmmm:


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