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Author Topic: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix and Sankei  (Read 34972 times)

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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2012, 07:22:16 PM »
Neat job. I like the fencing around the sub station, Pengy. How did you make it?

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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2012, 07:25:32 PM »
Neat job. I like the fencing around the sub station, Pengy. How did you make it?

Dave G

I didn't make it, it came with the kit. I'd like to get some more of it too
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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2012, 08:35:21 PM »
That looks really good Pengy, well done  :thumbsup:

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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2012, 06:05:08 PM »
Great work Pengy, the building look superb.   Nowadays churches generally seem to have spotlights set into the grounds to illuminate the outside - are you going to try and emulate that?

I saw an interesting way to do the spotlights - on a build of the Star Trek Enterprise (they have spotlights on the name, etc).  This chap thinned the area of the kit on the inside, and used the bleed-through of an interior light to represent the spotlight.  Bit more difficult on a building - but one of those ideas that sounds really obvious once someone tells you about it  :D

Oh - meant to add - very nice buildings Pengy

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N scale LMS 1930's and a mixture of modern stuff I could not resist...

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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2012, 10:40:52 AM »
The sodden weather yesterday gave me to opportunity to light a couple more buildings

This is the Kato E Liberty Street building





And this is a Tomix building that was originally green and pale green





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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2012, 12:25:48 PM »
There's some superb detailing in those, Pengy :claphappy:
Even down to the hubby and wife sitting arms folded and not speaking to each other >:D

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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2012, 09:38:29 PM »
Hi Pengy! I've just come across this thread... man, you are a genius. That is great work. I too enjoy detailing and cameos on layouts. I like NPN's observation of husband & wife sitting there not talking - been down that road a few times!

As for your art gallery, brilliant. I have mentioned before in another thread how much I enjoyed the latest James Bond movie - well your building is so reminiscent of the scene where the baddie shoots the bloke looking at the painting! The blue lighting on the roof, the lady looking at the painting... absolutely brilliant!

I shall certainly be following your work from now on. Oh, and EP's suggestion about the Chrismas lights and gear in the el cheapo shops is good, too. I picked up a Santa playing drums with disco lighting effects for $12. After Christmas I'm going to rip the guts out of it (so to speak) - I'm into animated gimmicks and there are plenty of applications for the innards on my layout.

Once again great work.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2012, 09:44:17 PM »
Great work Pengy  :thumbsup:
can i just ask what type of LEDs have you used  ???

dave  :thumbsup:

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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2012, 09:46:33 PM »
Oh, and by the way, I did note the gender, Pengy - I always do after putting my foot in my mouth with Whiteswan some time ago! When I say: man, you're a genius, no offence meant - being a Geordie ex-pat, it's sort of like an entire phrase - like "Howay, man!"

The point of my post remains: there's a bloke in Australia who is most who is most impressed.  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: December 27, 2012, 09:48:18 PM by bealman, Reason: Couple of words missing in last sentence »
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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2012, 07:47:54 AM »
Great work Pengy  :thumbsup:
can i just ask what type of LEDs have you used  ???

dave  :thumbsup:


I am using these (although I did make the mistake of buying the first lot from the UK at much higher prices)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110957159103?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I am experimenting with resistors as they can seem a bit bright for small buildings. For the art gallery I used some individual 12v LEDs that I bought when I was doing OO.

I have also bought some 0607 LEDs for some specific buildings - they are even tinier than I thought  :goggleeyes:. Dropped and lost one on the floor just through opening up the packet! I am working myself up to doing a trial run with one of them.

Oh, and by the way, I did note the gender, Pengy - I always do after putting my foot in my mouth with Whiteswan some time ago! When I say: man, you're a genius, no offence meant - being a Geordie ex-pat, it's sort of like an entire phrase - like "Howay, man!"

The point of my post remains: there's a bloke in Australia who is most who is most impressed.  :thumbsup:


No worries! That sort of comment does not bother me and, regrettably, I've been called a lot worse than that! Thank you for your kind comments.

Most of my lighting attempts have been more by luck than judgement. E.g. I liked the look of the cylindrical building so bought it. Then I found it hard to know how to fill it easily so thought 'what type of building would have minimal interior furniture and yet have something to see if people looked in' and so the art gallery idea was born. Quinntopia has the same building and somehow has the top bit (where the advertising is) illuminated. I couldn't work out how he did it so had to come up with an alternative - which is where the blue light came from.

I also cannot claim that I intended the people sitting and not talking to be husband and wife, they were supposed to be two blokes looking out over the sea with a couple of tinnies (the position of their legs are more blokish than girly) but I like the husband and wife idea better so may swap one of the figures for a female one.

My next challenge is how to light this garage. There is light bleed through the roof - this is where I am looking at using the 0607s. An added complication is that the roof is made of a sort of slick plastic that ordinary plastic cement won't touch.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gas-Station-COSMO-Tomix-4068-1-150-N-scale-/120926804722
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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2012, 08:02:03 PM »
Today is a landmark day as I have soldered my first SMD and it worked first time. This is the result. Hopefully I can get better with practice (the ends of the wires are not black - it is the lighting for the photo). My hands were shaking whilst I was doing it.



I was using Kynar wire because I haven't managed to tin this enamel coated copper wire that I got off eBay. Maybe the wire is the wrong sort?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280994618870?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I was using the Bruce Piggott method (has already been posted on this forum). Didn't have the home made vice though - stuck the SMD onto sticky tape instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xwpCHk37mwg
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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2012, 08:04:52 PM »
Well done  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

You have succeded where many have failed  ;)

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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2012, 08:06:13 PM »
Well done  :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy:

You have succeded where many have failed  ;)

Beginners luck I think
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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2012, 08:10:46 PM »
Hi Pengy

you have made a great start  :thumbsup:

i lost a load with the little blighters pinging off in all directions
until i also started using double sided tape to hold them down  :doh:

this is the type of wire that you need

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/level5/module.jsp?moduleId=cpc/255045.xml

other suppliers are available

all the best

dave  :beers:

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Re: My attempts at lighting buildings, Kato and Tomix
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2012, 11:16:08 PM »
Excellent work! Well done! I must admit when SMD's first started appearing in electronics magazines projects, I had the initial reaction that they were going to kill off electronics as a hobby, but obviously not. Once again, congratulations on a job well done.  :thumbsup:

George
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