Jump to content

Adding interior lighting to a build (Moved by moderator)


Recommended Posts

So I'm wanting to add interior lighting to an upcoming highly detailed build in 1:64 scale. I've been looking through logs, haven't really seen anything on this.

 

What options are out there? I can only think of some that might adapt from model railroading. I would love to hear what others might have to say!

 

 

Warm regards,

 

Bill

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You should check the Database section on this forum. I know that there is something in there about what your asking for, just can't think of the name for it. I know someone will come up with the right name as to what your asking about. Anytime you can't find something do ask, someone here will point you in the right direction.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry, Mike, don't quite follow... :huh:

 

Anyway... this is what I was thinking: http://www.tcsdcc.com/public_html/Customer_Content/Literature/Decoders/HO_Scale/FL-Series/FL4.pdf t

These are 4 function function-only decoders from TCS. That means they have up to 4 lighting outputs, at 12 volts each.

Simply hardwire one of theses into a DCC system. As a bonus, if you're doing this to multiple ships, you can run bus wires to where ever you need them and control them all from one station.

 

As you can see, there are many different lighting effects to choose from, including flickering. Note that any function can be reversed to go out of phase with another, in other words you can set up two lights to flicker with opposing periods of light and dark.

 

Andy

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What a great response! Thank you every body!

 

Needed some direction on the search.

 

Andy, I like the idea of flickering light. And a "low glow", as suggested by Antony. DCC is a bit of an investment, but seeing that I could use it for multiple ships and my Captain's quarters diorama I started designing last night, I'm going to give that serious consideration!

 

WackoWolf, Mike, Antony, and Andy,  Thank you for the input!

 

 

Warm Regards

 

Bill

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually.. the DCC thing is not as expensive as you may think...

 

The NCE Powercab for about $200 is about all you'd need. (As long as the total current draw is less than 2 amps) http://www.ncedcc.com/component/virtuemart/?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=3&category_id=1

 

That and if you happen to join a model railroad club using NCE, you can just take the throttle unit with you on club nights... ;)

 

Andy

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So I'm wanting to add interior lighting to an upcoming highly detailed build in 1:64 scale. I've been looking through logs, haven't really seen anything on this.

 

What options are out there? I can only think of some that might adapt from model railroading. I would love to hear what others might have to say!

 

Bill, model railroading is of course more popular that building model ships. But there are other adaptations of adding light to models.

 

I happen to have built two model windmills and added some LEDs to the inside afterwards. Here is one of them.

The tiny lights are available on line. Just search for 'nano LEDs' and you probably will end up with the company that supplies them. You can use two batteries to give you 3 volts, or use an adaptor that can be bought from the same company.

Right now I am making a Christmas star for an outdoor tree and it will have several of those little guys. But that is just another idea.

Adding them to the interior of model ships would be great.

 

BTW the web site is http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/nano-smd-leds.html 

and if you want to have the light blink on and off that can be included for a few more pennies.

 

 

Edited by Modeler12
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...