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 Posted: Wed Jul 20th, 2022 03:38 am
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Peter

Nice work on the slash burner.

I can recall seeing them at night,
with rusted holes in the sides,
with flickering flames at times.

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Hi Peter  :wave:

The lighting effects look GREAT !  :!:

I'm a BIG ! fan of layout lighting.  :cool:

The more LEDs the better !!  :!::!:

:java::moose:

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Thanks Si. and Ken.

I wasn't a real fan of LEDs on layouts, some layouts are overdone
but everyone has their thoughts on what looks good or not so good.

I have changed my mind and I think
used in the right locations LEDs are very useful.

My layout would not have had many lights in the real life forties and fifties.


I have just finished a blacksmith forge with flickering orange and red LEDs.
It's my first attempt on a forge and I am happy with the result.

I used two flickering LEDs fitted into a box from underneath
and the LEDs glued in place.

I used the tiny beads that are used for making necklaces.
(A  tiny barrel with a whole in the middle).

After LEDs were glued in the box I placed a layer of clear silicone
over the LEDs and base of the forge, then sprinkled in the beads.

The beads seem to work well because they are translucent
and give the appearance of hot coals as light passes through them.


So far I have used the LEDs in a stump fire, fuel barrels,
some building lighting and the beehive burner.

The forge is going to a new home
so I will need to make one for me.

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


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The necklace beads

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The hot coals

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Another view of the coals

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The finished forge

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The forge in its new home on a friends layout,

I think I need to make one for myself.







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Peter

Great work on the forge and blacksmith shop,

can understand why you will build another for yourself.

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Now after seeing those beads,
I guess in the dark ages modelers (and manufacturers)
used them for pantograph insulators.

Of course, not the translucent variety, but white ones.
Good to know if my supply should run out.


BTW, thanks for the nice pictures.

I am a fan of LEDs...
They make life much easier...

No molten plastic shells...
No oversize headlights with big bulbs sticking out...

And I am too lazy to stick LEDs everywhere,
so no danger of being carried away.




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