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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2016, 01:42:50 PM »
Way cool Bob! You do some nice work. (neater than me  ::) )


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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2016, 06:02:15 PM »
The sign is just enlightening , great work  ;)
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2016, 08:19:35 PM »
Awesome!!!!!!  I love that sign.

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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2016, 08:29:04 AM »
Thanks Slim, Jan and Jim!  I really appreciate the comments.  I'm currently working on the roof top details for the Burlesk house.  Once those are complete I can move on to the second structure in the series.  The theatre next door.   :D
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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2016, 09:05:40 AM »
This a great thread. The lite sign really does a lot for creating the sleaze vibe.

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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2016, 12:16:50 PM »
Keep it coming .... we like sleaze almost as much as we love photos...!!!
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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: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2016, 01:30:20 PM »
Keep it coming .... we like sleaze almost as much as we love photos...!!!

yeah...we're all about sleaze.  ;)


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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2016, 04:50:39 PM »
That's really something! Great tutorial, Bob. I can't recall seeing you weather any of your builds to this degree. It's a real mess...It's fantastic! The rust and the recessed sign, the colors...really great!


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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2016, 07:58:10 PM »
Sometimes I think my middle name is sleaze, great job so far Bob.



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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2016, 09:51:46 AM »
I'm glad you're posting this build Bob. Not too long ago I received an email from someone asking how to light up the BURLESK letters. I've misplaced the email and wanted to reply but not having bought the kit, and seeing what there was to work with,  I didn't know exactly how to answer his question! I'm pretty sure he saw the built model at the Expo in Scranton.

I was thinking - given the rust on the walls, the general degradation and caliber of sleaze,  it's amazing that every letter would be lit. However, we run the risk of "modeling a defect" and having someone point out to us, "you know - that light you got there is burned out."  :P

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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2016, 10:13:51 AM »
Bob,

You are doing great job. I'll use your thread as a reference when I get to my Red Light District going.

To take Slim's idea a little further... Under assumption that letters are lit by neon what if one of them is at the end of its life and flickers?

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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2016, 11:16:28 AM »
Hi Martin, Donato, Slim, John, Andy and Vilius,

Thanks for the comments and suggestions.  Don't worry, there's a lot more sleaze on the way.  The next building up is a theatre and I'm pretty sure the featured show isn't "The Sound of Music".   :D

Bob,

You are doing great job. I'll use your thread as a reference when I get to my Red Light District going.

To take Slim's idea a little further... Under assumption that letters are lit by neon what if one of them is at the end of its life and flickers?

Vilius

That's a great idea for the flickering light as well as the burned out light.  I'm pretty sure the Arc Welder circuit (available on Slim's site) could be used to make the light flicker.  I do have one of the circuits that turns on/off three separate LED's that I plan on using in the hotel to have various rooms light up at intervals.  I haven't taken it out of package yet.  It's tiny.   :o

Glad you're finding the thread useful!
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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2016, 11:50:57 AM »
The arc welder (and gas torch) simulators use two LEDs; white/blue for the arc, white/orange for the torch. Each one has it's own way of flickering. For example, the gas torch simulates the starting of the torch with just orange (acetylene) and then adds the white to simulate the flow of O2.

For a defective sign/light I suggest using the Defective Sign/Light Simulator.  ::)

I told Tim from Ngineering that I wanted a simulator that would mimic one of those "bad fluorescent  lights that I had to sit under when taking a test in school." My plan was to use it in my "DYNASTY CHINESE" (Foscale Green Dragon) restaurant model. The bad/flickery part would be driving the DY letters in DYNASTY. I really should finish that model but I'm one of those guys who has a bunch of unfinished projects all around.  :P

Here's a video of the effect that I used on the hot dog stand model:


The sign light over the long wall was cobbled together with some styrene shapes and uses four cool-white LEDs. Three of the LEDs are on steady. The fourth one (over the coke medallion) is driven by the simulator board.

OK - sorry to hijack your thread Bob.

Back to you....


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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2016, 12:37:21 PM »
Slim,  Amazing. just like the garage light in winter.

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Re: FOS #210 The Red Light District (HO Scale)
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2016, 02:34:13 PM »
Slim,  Amazing. just like the garage light in winter.

Ain't THAT the truth! Something those Florida guys don't have to deal with.  :P

Thanks Martin.

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