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Brian Roberts

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Rotating/flashing blue light for 1/12th Severn
« on: July 25, 2014, 09:38:53 PM »

Hello all
I'd like to install a working blue light onto my 1/12th Speedline Severn. Not sure if it's a rotating and or flashing one that I need. Any help where to obtain an appropriate one would be much appreciated.
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Re: Rotating/flashing blue light for 1/12th Severn
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 09:42:43 PM »

The man you need is Ian Mcraffrey, he sells all sorts of led's, all prewired and resistors installed. Cheap too..


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Re: Rotating/flashing blue light for 1/12th Severn
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 09:44:59 PM »

Hello Rich, thanks for that, where do I find Ian?
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Re: Rotating/flashing blue light for 1/12th Severn
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 10:07:59 PM »

Another good check are the circuits for model railroads.
There are companies that sell Police, Fire and Ambulance circuits to flash LED for each.
http://www.ngineering.com/lighting_effects_products.htm

On the cheap, a bicycle flasher with the LED changed to blue would work also.

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Re: Rotating/flashing blue light for 1/12th Severn
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 11:11:54 PM »

Model trucks also have them. You could try dedicated shops


In Germany there's Pistenking that offers "self-contained" flashing lights in 1:8, 1:12 and 1:16 scale. Multiple LED to emulate a rotating light.


Here's a demo from a French retailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waFn_0Jsc7M


Not the cheapest but it looks great, is compact and the controller is built-in.


A single flashing light is of course easier to build.
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Re: Rotating/flashing blue light for 1/12th Severn
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 12:02:17 AM »

Thank you very much Umi and Calimero, I'll investigate both sources.
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Re: Rotating/flashing blue light for 1/12th Severn
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 12:14:06 AM »

The man you need is Ian Mcraffrey, he sells all sorts of led's, all prewired and resistors installed. Cheap too..


Rich
Hello Rich
I've sent Ian a PM.
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Re: Rotating/flashing blue light for 1/12th Severn
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 06:49:46 AM »

Hello Rich
I've sent Ian a PM.
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Re: Rotating/flashing blue light for 1/12th Severn
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2014, 12:48:55 PM »

I build my rotating lights by myself.
Not so difficult.
You just need 8 wired smd Led and a Mikrocontroller to switch them on and of.

If you are able to solder i could send you a programmed mega8.
You would just have to solder some capacitors on a copper point Pcb.
but let me check tomorrow, maybe I still have an etched Pcb at home.
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