The Lighting of THE Yard Lights

mtntrainman Dec 18, 2019

  1. mtntrainman

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    This is the yard light turned off. The thin black object in the center of the light is the PICO LED at the tip of the 1/8 OD brass tube...:whistle::cool:(y)

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  2. Carl Sowell

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    Lookin good, George.
     
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  3. mtntrainman

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    Thaxs all.(y)

    Received the new 10 PICO LEDs today :D I have all the parts and pieces to get the lights lit now. I hope to start the assembly line tomorrow. We have to go grocery shopping first so not sure what time constraints I will be under. Wednesday and Thursday look like my best bets. My daughter is coming into town from Denver on Friday.

    Stay tuned for updates. (y)
     
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  4. MK

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    Sir! Are you telling us food is more important than trains?????!!!!! :D:p:ROFLMAO::):LOL:
     
  5. mtntrainman

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    It was going to be a easy call...until my stomach growled....:ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL:
     
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  6. catfan

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    Call your wife an Uber and get back to work!
     
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  7. mtntrainman

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    Went out and pulled up the remainder of the lights in Lucky Penny Yard...plus one new yard light. I received the new shipment of 10 PICO LEDs and the replacement power supply. Should have all the lights lit today. :D(y)

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  8. mtntrainman

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    So I open the package of pico LEDS...guess what...wrong LEDS...again !! I ordered 3v cool white. I got 5-12v warm white !!! :mad:

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    These wont work at all !:censored:

    I called Evan Designs. Talked to Dave. With a little luck I should be getting the right ones this time.

    Third times charm ??????

    Saying that lighting these yard lights has been test of my patience is an understaement !!
     
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  9. John Moore

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    This is beginning to rival my attempts to get Kato unitrack short Rad turnouts, It took me fours tries.
     
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  10. mtntrainman

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    Kinda like Nascar racing...if it was easy everyone would be doing it...LOL
     
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  11. DCESharkman

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    Not sure what you mean by that? How hard is it to drive in an oval with a constant left turn?
     
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  12. mtntrainman

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    At 200+mph...inches form one another. Doesnt seem like an easy task to me...JS

    *BTW...nascar also runs road courses at near the same speeds...lefts....rights...lefts..right...straights.
     
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  13. mtntrainman

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    Hoping to get the new 'right' LEDs by Monday. I can't work at the bench in THERR RV...to cold. THE WIFE is watching me with eagle eyes...working on the dining room table...lol
     
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  14. Sumner

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    About 10 years ago got to run around Las Vegas Motor Speedway with my street rod. We were suppose to hold the speed down, but by falling back a ways from the car ahead I got to run about half the track at 95 and thought, "add 100 mph to this speed with a car 6"-9" away, on the banking that you have a hard time walking up, lap after lap, not easy at all".

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  15. MK

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    Years ago I was at event where there was full cockpit sit in NASCAR simulator. It was not a PC with a big screen running a driving program.

    While I was waiting my turn on line i was thinking this will be boring and how hard could it be?

    I was TOTALLY wrong. Hard as hell! Try making minute wheel corrections at 200 MPH!
     
  16. sams

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    Looking Sweet ! These will look very nice in the dark. My street just recently updated the street lights to these giant LED panels. Super bright even on a foggy night. These looks identical ! haha. Try out some dry ice for fog !!

     
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  17. Carl Sowell

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    Sorry George,

    I guess I gave you a bad suggestion.

    Carl
     
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  18. mtntrainman

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    Naw Carl...You didnt lead me astray. I just think Dave at Evan Designs and I werent quite on the same page. No worries...it will get sorted. I like the products he sells.
     
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  19. mtntrainman

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    Soooooooooooooooooo...

    While I wait for the right LED's to get here I decided to paint the light poles. Light poles arent brass...LOL..

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    I painted them a metallic silver...to simulate galvanized steel poles...:D(y)

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  20. DCESharkman

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    :sneaky:Nice job not hitting the table with any paint and being sent out into the RV!
     
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