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Old 12-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #191
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Looks good without the paint, that's basically the pattern I remember. It's just the way the plastic is made, and recycled stuff is a distinct possibility.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #192
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Oh wow man, like dig the groovy psycedelic boxcar. Far out man! Peace.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #193
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I recently picked up another porthole caboose. One end was missing a few pieces. I had to super glue the pole back to the bottom and added some toothpicks supported with epoxy.

Of course another way to fix it would be to use elastics and just add super glue and paint.






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Old 01-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #194
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Simple. Nice.

Another (future) option ... maybe consider cutting some hotel credit-card keys (my favorite, as you know!) into little strips, and using those for the rail fix pieces. Styrene, I suspect.

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:58 PM   #195
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This thread puts my skills to shame( if you consider bad spray painting a skill)
. Good work, and keep posting so I can learn how to do something other then sand and paint!
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #196
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I forgot about the plastic cards. They would trim to the right thickness too!
I will have to round up some and have them handy.

I am deciding on how I want to light it up now. The socket was there but no spring or center piece.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:30 PM   #197
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I decided not to use this.



But this, to light up the car.



It looks like this.




The shell was less than perfect so I added somerhing to give it a zing.
That is why I added the LEDs.




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Old 01-17-2013, 10:02 PM   #198
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Looks like those guys should be tipping their hat to your handiwork!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:08 AM   #199
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T-man! Please help my edjumakation. The circuit board looks like a bridge rectifier with a cap. Is that correct? Where did you get it? Does it help keep flicker down when the car goes over switches? Are those surface mount LEDs? Are they cut-to-length or 3 LED strips?

I have a set of B&O Madison cars that I would like to re light.

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:58 AM   #200
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You can buy the 5 meter strips of LED's and cut them to length. As far as powering them, you can use a bridge rectifier, a decent sized capacitor, and the CL-2 constant current regulator, job done.

The larger the capacitor, the better the flicker resistance will be.
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