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 Posted: Sun Mar 15th, 2015 07:48 am
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George W
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Thanks for the leads, Kent :2t:



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 Posted: Mon Mar 16th, 2015 01:46 am
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One thing that I never liked about the ''constant'' light with diodes is that with trolleys or interurbans the light gets preceptively brighter when the car starts off (due to the model motor drawing a little more current) rather than the protypical dimming under the same conditions (due to voltage drop in the overhead because the motors are drawing more current)

Never figured a quick and dirty fix for this--would undoubtedly require transistors, chips*, or other such that I don't understand--so don't use lights--but it all ways annoyed me.

*Well, I do understand potato chips, but don't think that helps----

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 Posted: Mon Mar 16th, 2015 07:14 am
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The only reason I'd like a bright light at slow speed is my train runs through a short tunnel and I think it would give it some added life in general. Not shooting for realisim , just effect



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 Posted: Mon Mar 16th, 2015 08:27 am
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So the only way not to annoy Herb seems to be: Avoid starting your loco in a tunnel.



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 Posted: Mon Mar 16th, 2015 03:43 pm
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Well trust me Helmut, there other ways-
Like the fact that I never learned German--

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