Digital Coach Lighting

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james2k
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Digital Coach Lighting

Postby james2k » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:11 am

Hi All,

I thought I would share something that was brought to my attention which I thought was a great product. I am currently awaiting my local model shop to get them in.

They are digital coach lighting.

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50708 http://www.esu.eu/en/products/interior-lighting-sets/ntt-h0-digital/ RRP £16.00 (each)

(I won't bother copy the blurb)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmCSc1pJfw

(Skip to 2:53 to see the lighting effects)

ESU also do wheel pickups

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50707 http://www.esu.eu/en/products/interior-lighting-sets/wheel-wipers-powerpack/ RRP £7.80 (says enough for 8 Axles, so would assume 8 units)

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I am not affiliated with ESU or SouthWestDigital
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Peterm
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Re: Digital Coach Lighting

Postby Peterm » Thu May 12, 2016 12:51 am

Interesting if you want that much detail, but pretty expensive.
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Re: Digital Coach Lighting

Postby RAFHAAA96 » Fri May 13, 2016 5:36 pm

For coach lighting I used 2 sources - IKEA - 3 strips and a 12V power supply for a tenner and Lidl - a 3m roll of leds for 15 quid.

Easy enough to hang a red flashing FRED on the end with a slide switch for when that coach is not last on the hook.

The ESU pickups are a reasonable price and save a bit of fiddly bench work.
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Re: Digital Coach Lighting

Postby james2k » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:14 am

Peterm wrote:Interesting if you want that much detail, but pretty expensive.


I see your point, but agree if you want the detail.

I am going to souly use these in my rolling stock, which isn't a lot as I prefer freight.
Also my EMU/DMU's will have them installed as a preference.

People may say waste of money. But I like the effects it gives off. And the ability to turn a specific bank of lights off is quite apealing to me
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Re: Digital Coach Lighting

Postby Peterm » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:41 am

No criticism intended James, just a different viewpoint. I have to say I'm impressed by lit coaches, particularly when they have passengers, oops, should that be customers nowadays :wink:
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Re: Digital Coach Lighting

Postby RAFHAAA96 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:49 pm

Most coaching stock has a lavatory compartment with an opaque window big enough for a small decoder that will control your coach lighting, and/or a stay alive capacitor if you get annoyed by flickering lights, which I think are very realistic of early coach lighting anyhow.
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