A Forum For Modelers By Modelers.
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Making a 12v masthead light

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
AlanP
Master
Master
avatar

Posts : 276
Join date : 2011-06-11
Age : 73
Location : South Cumbria

PostSubject: Making a 12v masthead light   Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:11 pm

Take an LED and cut off the legs, file the bottom flat and file the ridge that is around the base of the LED off. Drill out the LED to take a GOR 12v lamp.

Take some brass tubing that is a good fit over the LED and solder a small brass washer to one end of it, clean off all the solder and polish the end of the tube that has the washer on. Cut the tube about 3mm from the washer and clean off the cut end.

Push the small bit of tube over the LED so the washer is flush with the base of the LED, insert the 12v GOR into the hole drilled in the LED, if required, superglue the whole lot together.

Makes a nice bright light



Back to top Go down
Norseman
Master
Master
avatar

Posts : 219
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : Liverpool

PostSubject: Re: Making a 12v masthead light   Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:57 pm

That's a nice straightforward post Alan - even I understood it first time and that's unusual Smile

Regards Norseman
Back to top Go down
scalloway41
Able Seaman
Able Seaman
avatar

Posts : 36
Join date : 2011-06-11
Age : 52
Location : coventry

PostSubject: Re: Making a 12v masthead light   Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:48 pm

Excellent post...... Can even see that getting used on the train set this winter. Keep em coming. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Making a 12v masthead light   

Back to top Go down
 
Making a 12v masthead light
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
TheRcModelBoatForum.com :: Technical Pages :: Tips & Tricks!-
Jump to: