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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyMon Sep 20, 2021 9:43 pm

That's a smart wheelhouse it'll look good lit up.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyTue Sep 21, 2021 10:03 am

Hi Swab

i do so hope so, starting work on the lights later on today, I will have the normal Nav lights along with one inside the wheelhouse and a sport light on the roof.

All lights are LED's

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 22, 2021 4:40 pm

Hi One & All

I have now found time to take some photo's of the wheelhouse lit up 

Lights on in day light

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And at Night

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 22, 2021 5:12 pm

Hi Fred,

I have a question.

Is the door facing aft when fitted on the boat ?

If so you have temporally fitted the Nav lights the wrong way round.
I imagine  you have only fitted then just to show us the effect.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 22, 2021 6:38 pm

Hi Martin

I do see just what you are saying, but no the door is at the front of the wheelhouse, some people put it off to the side and make it a sliding door. they say it looks better than having it at the front.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 22, 2021 6:42 pm

Hi Fred,

Excellent.
I must admit it did have me thinking.

Martin.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 22, 2021 6:52 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 22, 2021 9:09 pm

Fred are those white leds in a coloured holder?
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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 23, 2021 7:44 am

Hi Swab

I used coloured 3mm LED's for the Nav lights, a white SMD for the spotlight and a Micro Liz SMD for the wheelhouse.

They will all be wired into a voyage reducer giving out 3 volts that way I will not have to use any resisters. 

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 23, 2021 8:08 am

Hi Fred,
Can you give us a little more information on the Voltage reducer and where it can be purchased from.
And maybe a photo of it ?

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 23, 2021 4:04 pm

Hi One & All




Martin has asked about the voltage reducer that I have used for my LED lights on the Guardsman. I am only using this as the amount of room I have available in the Guardsman is on the small side, and by doing away with the resisters I only have to use two wires for the mast lights.




The one that I am going to use in the Guardsman is an ultra small dc-dc step down module 

Input voltage: 4.5-28V

Output Voltage: 0.8-20V
Output current: rated current 3A(MAX).
Switching Frequency: 1.5MHz (highest), typical 1MHz
Output Ripple: < 30mV
Efficiency: 96% (max)
Operating temperature: -40 Celsius to +85 Celsius
The size of the unit is 22mm x17mm
At a cost of £1.99 
eBay number 193774719501
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This is the one I have set up as my LED test rig





  • LM2596 DC-DC Buck converter

  • Input voltage: 4V ~ 35V

  • The output voltage: 1.23V ~ 30V

  • Output Current: 3A (Max)

  • Conversion efficiency: 92 %( MAX)

  • Output ripple: <30mV

  • Switching frequency: 150 KHz

  • At a cost of £2.39 each

  • eBay number 203617794036

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I hope that this is of some help as for the mini one I will report back when I have it set up in the boat along with photo's




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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 23, 2021 4:22 pm

Thank you Fred.
Very interesting.
I also like the one you use for testing your LED's.

I am sure this information has now sparked of many ideas.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 23, 2021 6:13 pm

Hi One & All


Thank you Martin yes it does speed things up when you are wiring up SMD's I have noticed that the Neg side of a SMD has a corner cut off, but the test it is for peace of mind.


One other thing I am going to try out is a light control sensor at £2.85 for a DIY kit.


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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 23, 2021 8:07 pm

Hi Fred,
Just to through you out not all SMD LED's have the corners cut out to indicate the Cathode.

I worked for a quite a few years as a surface mount operator and had a lot of fun producing circuit boards.(NOT)
I lied it was not all fun.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyThu Sep 23, 2021 10:08 pm

https://www.componentshop.co.uk/voltage-reducer-with-led-display-input-3-5v-30v-output-1-2v-30v.html
This is the one I'm using its more expensive than Fred's i just hope it lasts it does work though so far Im going to upgrade the lighting in my yacht so I may use another to power that as it's going to cause light pollution.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyFri Sep 24, 2021 7:44 am

Thank you Swab for that information.

I must add these things to my book marks before i forget.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyMon Oct 11, 2021 4:04 pm

Hi One & All

Now that things are back up and running it's time to do some more on the Guardsman.

I used a laser Leveller to set the water line, it did not work out to bad I think.

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Now for the other side, and this what happened when I took the tape off,  bad prep on my behalf, the paint flaked off.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyMon Oct 11, 2021 4:12 pm

I have gone and cheated with regards to the hand winch, I got the smallest one from MMM, not a bad kit I must say.
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I have also for the first time made one of the skylight open, that meant making some small hinges ( I need to practice some more)

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyMon Oct 11, 2021 7:51 pm

Hi Fred,
It is the little things like the open skylight that brings life in to your model.
Keep it coming.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyTue Oct 12, 2021 9:11 am

Hi One & All

Yes Martin as you say it is the little things that bring our models to life,  back in the day we used cotton wool for smoke now we have water vaper units, our boats sailed with no crew now we can get crew at any scale thanks to 3d printers, the list just goes on.

But in the end just who see's all these little things only us, the public do not see them, they just see a model boat that looks nice. (Off soap box) 

Fred

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyTue Oct 12, 2021 8:00 pm

Hi Fred,
The main thing is you do what makes you happy after all it is your boat.
But i do agree the models we make now are so different and have a lot more working bits and pieces.

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PostSubject: Re: Vic Smmed "Guardsman"   Vic Smmed "Guardsman" - Page 2 EmptyThu Oct 21, 2021 12:29 pm

Hi One and All

Now that most of the job's SWMBO has had me doing I have got back to the Guardsman.

One of the things that needed doing was to sort out the hull paint, as the paint that I used for below the waterline reacted with the paint that I used above the waterline, I flattened all the paint and primed it all again this time I left it for three day's and not the twenty four hours so that it would be well and truly hard, as I had run out of red final coat I went along to my local chain outlet (H) for a new can, and yes that has reacted with the primer, so back to square one for me, conclusion do not mix paint all ways use the paint from the same supplier.

Fred

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