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Model Railway Christmas Tree

Permanent Linkby Spack on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:12 pm

Today we put up the Christmas decorations in the house. After a while I had this odd thought creep into my head: "why not have LEDs on a tree on the railway?". A short time later and I had 5 LEDs plus some resistors soldered together and wrapped round a small conifer on the railway layout near the station entrance.

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They're surprisingly bright. Unfortunately I only had orange, yellow, and red LEDs left in the small size, would have liked to put a green one in too. Maybe next year ...

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Re: Model Railway Christmas Tree

Permanent Linkby estarriol on Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:55 pm

Mad as a hatter I say, mad as a hatter!
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Re: Model Railway Christmas Tree

Permanent Linkby jlong05 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:04 pm

Looks pretty cool. You need blue and green though to be more 'Christmas' styled for colors. But I think it came out really well. What about a tree topper? Maybe a star or something.
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Re: Model Railway Christmas Tree

Permanent Linkby Spack on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:04 pm

I only had yellow, orange, and red spare in 2mm LEDs which is why there isn't much colour. I might try sanding down some of the green ones that have plenty of plastic on them and add them later.
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