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 Posted: Sat Mar 5th, 2016 10:58 am
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I must like a challenge or punishment.
 
After the success of shortening three Bachmann coaches (Topic name ....Bachmann coaches how to shorten)
I have decided to shorten another baggage car.

This car has on board wireless CCTV to check on the quality of the scenery and a drivers view.
I will need to condense the electrics into a smaller area and keep it well ventilated.

Are you modellers interested in progress reports and pics as progress is made?
It's not a major project and will not take long, but might be interesting for some, as the CCTV is running on DCC.

.....cheers Peter.

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Hi Peter.

In a word ... YES !

Mini-video is pretty good fun on 200mph slotcars as well !

:moose:

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Here is the CCTV car to be shortened.

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The insides of the CCTV car to be fitted into the shorter car.

....................Peter


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All components removed, the shell ready for the saw.

The digital readout unit is an adjustable Voltage controller for the 8.5 Volt camera,
and the six capacitors give 6000uF of storage,
to stop the camera dropping out on switches and to filter the rectified AC wave (DCC).

I hope it all fits back into the  shorter car.

A  Disclaimer ..... The components shown are from a setup installed a few years ago,
there probably is a better way of doing the same job these days.
I will leave that for the experts to comment.

........................Peter


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A DIGITAL DISPLAY ...

Is it REALLY a CCTV ?

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Hi Jose,

The digital display is the Voltage regulator, it displays the output Voltage to the camera.

It's either change the 9 Volt battery often, or run with this large regulator that happens to have a read out.

As I said earlier with today's electronics there are better ways,
but I am from the days of valves, and they get too hot for plastics.

I found out the hard way, the camera is sensitive to over Voltage,
so the display is also a quick check of Voltage output.

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" I am from the days of valves ,and they get too hot for plastics."

Hi Peter.

You could run a metal-bodied tankcar behind the coach...
...with the 5U4G inside ! :moose:

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Not a bad idea Si.

But how do you arrange the 550 Volts and 5 Volts at 3 Amps to make it work?

I also think a tank car behind a coach may not be prototypical,
maybe in the UK, but not in Aussie land.

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...........cheers Peter


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Decided to change the colour to match some other coaches.

Now to fit the camera, capacitors and Voltage regulator.

.........cheers Peter


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