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by peroni
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2411

Re: making your own corrugated panels

Hi brit-in-bama, You are pretty right about the two methods that I mentioned especially when you need to make so many, I think your fingers would be down to the bone by the time you made over 600 panels. Bufferstop came up with the right idea, but finding the rollers would be the problem, after I do...
by peroni
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: making your own corrugated panels
Replies: 34
Views: 2411

Re: making your own corrugated panels

There are a couple of hand tools that you can get to make the corrugated roofing, here is one such tool and a video that shows you how it is done: http://www.brunelhobbies.com.au/ironmaker/ironmaker.htm Secondly: Another tool is available in craft shops, it is used to make corrugated paper and it is...
by peroni
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Arduino controlling servos help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Arduino controlling servos help needed

Going by your printout, it looks like it is not finding the library files, when you install the Arduino program it puts the arduino files in (windows10) Users\NAME\Documents\or My Documents\arduino then the libraries are located in (windows10) Users\NAME\Documents\or My Documents\arduino\Libraries i...
by peroni
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Arduino controlling servos help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Arduino controlling servos help needed

Hi Paul,

Just copy the sketch file, use you mouse to highlight it, then paste it into the arduino program window, when you compile it, it will ask you to save it and you can call it anything you like.
by peroni
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Arduino controlling servos help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 829

Re: Arduino controlling servos help needed

Hi Paul, This should help you out: This project controls 8 servos with corresponding start and stop positions using push buttons. The starting positions are determined by sstart-25,25,25,25,25,25,25,25 and the stop positions by sstop-160,160,160,160,160,160,160,160 Each push of the corresponding but...
by peroni
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: slow down in tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: slow down in tunnel

This is the unit that I used when I was using DC, I have gone to DCC these days.

http://talkingelectronics.com/projects/ ... tcher.html
by peroni
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wagon rear end flashing LED
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Wagon rear end flashing LED

There is not much to it, it contains a button battery holder, a flashing 1.8mm led, and a battery and it looks like a switch on one of the leads, that's it, the 1.8mm flashing led is fairly expensive as it is saying that they are new on the market, so another way you could do it would be to get a 5m...
by peroni
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LCD lights work only one direction ????
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: LCD lights work only one direction ????

The only other easy way is to use Bipolar leds (Red/Green), it will light up green in one direction and red in the other direction. A bipolar LED for general indication and other purposes. These LEDs have a standard 3mm body with two leads, but contain two LEDs back-to-back. When the LED is connecte...
by peroni
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Adding Smoke
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Adding Smoke

With the better models (bit more expensive) nowdays they are using fan driven smoke units which are Synchronized with the wheel rotation and give a more realistic effect. Both MTH and Broadway Limited use the fan driven units and I believe that you can buy the smoke unit from MTH as a spare part. He...
by peroni
Mon May 16, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Is 1.8mm the smallest "normal" LED?
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Is 1.8mm the smallest "normal" LED?

No, you can get 1.6mm and 1.75mm leds also.

http://www.ledsales.com.au/catalog/inde ... th=148_150
by peroni
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Calibrating locomotives in a consist
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Calibrating locomotives in a consist

Here is a good sight where you can download a PDF file explaining the how to etc:

http://www.tonystrains.com/technews/con ... -guide.htm
by peroni
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rolling road
Replies: 27
Views: 5369

Re: Rolling road

I bought 2 of these as they are cheap enough E-Z Riders w/Ball Bearing Rollers HO/On30 (4), Bachmann Model Trains, BAC42901 26.41 Euro 22.30 GBP http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detail.asp?ID=200512153 Here in Australia there is no tax if you buy something overseas that is under $1000 I don't know wha...
by peroni
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: illuminated writing on factory chmneys
Replies: 25
Views: 2241

Re: illuminated writing on factory chmneys

You might take a look at this sight here, they make animated signs for model railroads, also they have Experimenter kits so that you can make your own sighs, they have all their signs showing in animated gif format so that you can see what they look like. Just left click on the sign and it will show...
by peroni
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Noch Illuminated Christmas Tree
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Noch Illuminated Christmas Tree

Just looking on the web it states: Power required: 14-16v AC.

AC, you are using DC.
by peroni
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: onboard camera
Replies: 8
Views: 1902

Re: onboard camera

I have an onboard camera that transmit back to a receiver, and I find that when the train goes through a tunnel the signal breaks up pretty badly, on the top layer of the layout no problem, works great. I was looking a another forum and they were showing a Spy Key Chain Camera DVR which is a lot che...

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