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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #180 on: October 28, 2020, 07:33:57 PM »
Hello Tom, I really like what you did with the stripwood at the bottom of your walls to get the floor to be flush with the bottom of the kit. I will have to remember that. Thanks again for your usual very informative build thread.   Jeff

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Thank you very much for the support. I'm happy you enjoy me build threads.

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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #181 on: October 28, 2020, 07:45:51 PM »
I used the floor 1/16 basswood for the LED base.

I used Microlumina's copper tape for the wiring base. It has an adhesive side and I just stuck it to the basswood.



I soldered the 90 degree corners as shown. You can see the three LEDs wired in line with the Current Limiter.  When looking at the CL, the flat side facing you, the (+) is one the left. Looking at the photo, you can see the (-) on the CL is wired to the red (+) of the LED. One CL for every three LEDS.

For this build, I chose to use Miniatronics LEDs, #12-625-04. I chose these as the wire leads are very stiff. As I'll show in the next post.

Also, I didn't use heat shrink on the wires after soldering the LEDs together. I used Weldwood Contact Cememt to hold them in place.



More in a few.
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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #182 on: October 28, 2020, 07:50:51 PM »
The LEDs were then positioned so each one shines up and between the two stained glass panels. One LED for the two in the rear/left and one LED for the front/right panels.  I'm not concerned about lighting the right side as this side can't be seen from a visitor's point of view.

One was used to shine on the front/main stained glass window.



Here is how the LEDs look on the inside.



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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #183 on: October 28, 2020, 07:53:03 PM »
Beautiful job Tom....Dennis
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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #184 on: October 28, 2020, 07:53:50 PM »
Here is how the LED lights the stained glass panels on the church. No light leaks showing on the bottom. This is important as I'll show later in the build.

NOTE: In the front view, the roof panel is not yet glued in place.






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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #185 on: October 28, 2020, 07:56:36 PM »
Beautiful job Tom....Dennis


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Thanks very much. This has been a most enjoyable build. 8)

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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #186 on: October 28, 2020, 08:31:03 PM »
Great job on the lighting.  The windows are superb.
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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #187 on: October 28, 2020, 09:30:25 PM »
Tom


The stained glass windows look great. Real nice build. It's going to look great on your layout, my friend.
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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #188 on: October 28, 2020, 10:20:10 PM »
Those parisheners on the other side of the tracks are going to have a very nice house of worship Tom
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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #189 on: October 29, 2020, 06:46:24 AM »
Looks super Tom!  Great job on the lighting.  I was wondering how it was going to look with those stained glass windows and it certainly does not disappoint.   ;)
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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #190 on: October 29, 2020, 07:37:23 AM »
Looks super Tom!  Great job on the lighting.  I was wondering how it was going to look with those stained glass windows and it certainly does not disappoint.   ;)


What Bob said!  I have to say I have been chuckling ever since I read your mention of "light leaks".  Probably my warped sense of humor but I have to wonder about "heavy leaks"... ;D
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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #191 on: October 29, 2020, 10:24:24 AM »
That looks superb. 
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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #192 on: October 29, 2020, 10:34:58 AM »
Tom,


Your build of the chapel is coming along beautifully !!
And thank you for the pictures and the in depth explanation of how you did the lighting with the current limiters, much appreciated.   This along with a lengthy explanation from Bob (ReadingBob) on his recently completed service station for the A&WM and additional emails to me have really helped in demystifying the whole LED lighting process.


Thanks again and keep up the great work all around on the A&S RR !!
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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #193 on: October 29, 2020, 11:40:34 AM »
Tom great lighting!


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Re: Riverbend Chapel by FOS
« Reply #194 on: October 29, 2020, 03:05:54 PM »
Most impressive build Tom, but I have one major concern others may be too shy to share.
Given the A&S's success with kits and lighting, those non- shrinkwrapped wires both me. I hope this structure when mounted on the layout will be no where near the ill fated Middletown station. There are recorded instances of lightning having struck in the same place twice despite the old saw to the contrary.
Just sayin'.
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