N scale signals from eBay

pdavidson Jan 9, 2019

  1. pdavidson

    pdavidson TrainBoard Member

    76
    17
    3
    Looking for opinions from anyone who has purchased any of the budget N scale signal mast from eBay (China). I am in the process of adding signals to my N scale layout and I will need a bunch to do it the way I want to. I know they will not compare with a nice brass mast but neither does the price. My main question is about the LED's. I will probably be shopping for a 2 color (red/green) version rather than the three color version. Some of the pictures I saw made the green look almost like it was yellow.

    Also, how difficult would it be to remove the LED and install my own?

    Comments? Which one did you use?
     
  2. Onizukachan

    Onizukachan TrainBoard Member

    109
    54
    4
    Subscribing bc I’m in the same boat. Not there yet, but I would like signaling when the actual layout gets built.
    Particularly interested if anyone has used the WeHonest_cn., as I have used their presoldered SMD LEDs as well as their LED power block and been very happy with the quality. Especially with them using super fine stranded wire instead of magnet wire.
     
  3. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

    1,522
    228
    34
    There's a guy over on NScale.net who has bought a bunch of these from WeHonest and has been very happy with them. The price is certainly very enticing.

    I can provide a link but not sure if it's against TB policy to link to another forum. Mods?
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  4. Onizukachan

    Onizukachan TrainBoard Member

    109
    54
    4
    You can PM the link, I’m not sure either.
     
  5. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

    1,522
    228
    34
  6. pdavidson

    pdavidson TrainBoard Member

    76
    17
    3
    I found the NScale.net posting you referred to. I was also looking hard at the Wehonest listing. I decided to bite the bullet and so I went ahead and ordered 70 of the #160S3MD. I picked the WeHonest version over some of the other budget mast because it was brass, had a short post, centered on the mast (vs the right & left version) and was 160 scale vs some of the other mast which were a 150 scale and thus a bit taller than I wanted. I actually wanted a single head searchlight signal with a RGY LED but the cost was just too high for 70 signals already built and at my age, I no longer have the ability to make my own.
     
    Onizukachan likes this.
  7. MK

    MK TrainBoard Member

    1,522
    228
    34
    Let us know how you make out. I would love to see some pictures when completed.
     
  8. pdavidson

    pdavidson TrainBoard Member

    76
    17
    3
    I am in the process of setting up a LCC network (RR-Cirkits components) to control signals as well as some other stuff so that activity will not clutter up my DCC (Loconet) network. I will try to set up something just to show them in action. My layout is not quite ready for installing a bunch of signals yet.
     

Share This Page