incandescent bulbs

sidney Nov 8, 2019 at 3:13 PM

  1. sidney

    sidney TrainBoard Member

    how do i make these incandescent bulbs blink . i bought a blinker thingy but it only works on leds not incandescent bulbs. i have two sets of these . but if i cant make them blink then out they go. N scale of coarse . they light up when i hook them to 6 volt battery. there nice an bright , but i want them to blink like real rail roads. what can i do or (easily build im not that good at electrical stuff and i dont wanna fool with putting leds in these either ) ?????
    i cant add pics what the heck man ?????????
  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    Building a circuit or buying one ready-made will cost more than your bulbs are worth. I found a simple flasher circuit in a c.1974 book I have and it requires three transistors, six resistors and a diode, and you have to build the thing and provide a power supply. You may be able to find a more modern circuit using a 555 Timer IC as its cornerstone.

    I'd set your bulbs aside and adopt LEDs. (y)
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