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Author Topic: Exterior lighting on the Scenecraft modern servicing depot  (Read 156 times)

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Offline springwood

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Exterior lighting on the Scenecraft modern servicing depot
« on: June 09, 2020, 05:55:06 PM »
I have one of the above in my TMD and am looking to instal 2 or 3 scratch-built flood lights/down lights..somewherre between the windows and the gutter line. The lights will be in the form of some 0805 SMD's, (which I will wire up with suitable resistors) so if I opt for 3 lights, then there are 6 wires in play, coming through the baseboard and into the building, discretly.
The building itself will not be glued down as I have two inspection pits running through it and I will need access to clean the rails etc. Rather than have a load of wire length to deal with when I lift the shed off, thinking of using some quick/easy release connectors. Anyone got any suggestions on which I could use?
Had a little scan on ebay and this item seems to be about right, but would certainly welcome any other ideas. Thank you

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=323734013828&_sacat=0

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Re: Exterior lighting on the Scenecraft modern servicing depot
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2020, 06:20:55 PM »
Firstly, what supply voltage do you have? Can you run the LEDs in series with a single resistor? I always try and run LEDs in series where possible, so they share the current and also require just a single pair of wires.

For connectors I use simple PCB headers, like this  (this is just one listing of many, shop around to find best price for a plug and socket pair)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PCB-Header-Connectors-2-54mm-Various-Sizes/152998956311

The last ones I bought were from an electronics trader at an exhibition.


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Re: Exterior lighting on the Scenecraft modern servicing depot
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2020, 07:02:46 PM »
Here's an alternative source for the same plugs and sockets

https://www.railwayscenics.com/pcb-connectors-c-20_22_391.html
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