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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2017, 04:41:27 PM »
Great build so far Bob.
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2017, 12:20:33 PM »
Bob, you NEVER disappoint. I love to read your build threads because I learn something new every time I do so.

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Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2017, 01:29:10 PM »
Thanks for all the kind comments gang.  Interesting idea with the sandpaper paint sticks Dave.


Time to put the finishing touches on this one so I can get it off my workbench.  I added some 'pitch' around the chimney.  My Liquid Leading ran dry and I haven't been able to find it at any of the craft stores so I reverted to the old Grimy Black (Acrylic) Paint/Elmers White Glue mix to make a little pitch.  I applied it with a pointy thing I have one my workbench.   ;)



For the lighting I needed one goose neck lamp for outside lighting.  I threaded the wires from an LED I had previously soldered leads to thru a tichy lampshade and a short piece of .018 outside diameter tubing and then bent the tubing around the round end of a small screwdriver.  It's important to feed the wire thru the tubing while it's still straight.  After you bend it it's not going to go thru.  The made the curved portion of the goose neck.  Then I made a 90 bend by simply holding the tubing the tip of a needle nose piers.  Then I painted the assembly.



After drilling a hole it the wall where I wanted the lamp I tested it to make sure it still worked.



Next I made a drop in 'ceiling' using a scrap piece of photo mat board.  I glued some support inside the walls to hold it level with the top of the walls.


Using some copper foil tape I laid out a pathway for the circuit.  The hardest part about this is getting the backing off of the copper foil tape.  I use the edge of a knife to try to separate one from the other.


Then just stick the tape in place.  I laid out the circuit in my head.  This one is pretty simple.  Only three LED's and one current limiter.



More in a moment... :D
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2017, 01:35:26 PM »
Thanks,
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Biding my time till I can start my layout and build nice stuff like all you folks .... (said with envy). :-)

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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2017, 01:38:28 PM »
After drilling holes, installing the LED's (except for the goose neck lamp) and Current Limiter and soldering everything including where the tape overlaps itself it was time to cut out short pieces of the tape like I'm doing here.  This is between the two leads for the Current Limiter.  I simply sliced a small piece and lifted it out with the tip of the knife.



Then I tested the circuit.  The Goose Neck hasn't been factored in yet.



I dropped the roof in place then soldered the two leads to for the goose neck lamp directly to the copper tape.



After the leads were soldered to the copper tape I cut a small gap in the tape between them.



Here's the finished (or so I thought) product.  From the pictures I see a few things I need to touch up.  Photo's really come in handy for spotting things you may not see looking directly at the model.   ::)











There are a few light 'leaks' I need to plug. 









Thanks for following along!  This is a neat little kit Hal!  I'll be dropping by your table at the EXPO to see what else you have.   :D
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2017, 02:48:49 PM »
Great build Bob. That's a very interesting technique with the copper tape.
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2017, 03:41:09 PM »
Once again I've picked up a tip or two from your build. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2017, 05:26:58 PM »
Your Yard Office came out beautifully Bob, but we expected nothing less !!!  And I always enjoy and learn from your build threads.
Thanks for sharing this with us all,
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2017, 08:04:19 PM »
Another great build Bob. That's a nice little kit!


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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2017, 10:16:33 PM »
Hi Bob,

Great tutorial on the LED lighting.  What you call a current limiter, is that just a resistor?
 
Whose LED's did you use?  Ngineering?

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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2017, 08:41:31 AM »
Love the lighting Bob..... 8)
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2017, 10:51:42 AM »
Great build Bob. That's a very interesting technique with the copper tape.

Thanks Curt.  The copper tape makes things look a lot neater than they would if I just used wire.  Some of my early efforts, pre-copper tape, are a tangled nest of wires.  I find it's a lot easier to visualize the circuit when it's laid out with the copper tape.
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2017, 10:52:05 AM »
Nice looking little structure, Bob. 

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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2017, 10:52:52 AM »
Once again I've picked up a tip or two from your build. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Thanks Dave!  Glad to hear that.  I picked up a lot of tips from your threads (as well as others).  That's why I hang out on the forum.   ;)
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Re: Atlantic Scale Modelers - St. Martin Yard Office build
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2017, 10:53:36 AM »
Your Yard Office came out beautifully Bob, but we expected nothing less !!!  And I always enjoy and learn from your build threads.
Thanks for sharing this with us all,
--Paul

Thanks Paul.  Glad to have you following along on the build of one of your namesake structures.   ;D
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