Chinese anyone?

Goodies from China
Goodies from China

Over the Christmas period I ordered some scenic lighting pieces from China and they have just arrived. I’ve ordered various different styles of light, and to start with there are going to be more pieces than I need for myself. So, if you fancy a take-away, without having to wait for it to come from China, I’m putting some pieces on eBay.

Various modern lamp styles and resistors
Various modern lamp styles and resistors

I’ve registered a business seller’s account on eBay under the name Dales Peak Models. I’m going to use this to sell various items, including some of these lighting pieces. Why not take a look!

6V Modern lighting masts
6V Modern lighting masts

These are the most expensive item I bought, but they do have 6 lamps.

Dwarf signals and resistors
Dwarf signals and resistors

I don’t intend to use these as they are. The idea is to use them as signal heads for making my own signals. Yet another ‘to do’ project. We all know what that’s like.

One of the modern lighting masts temporarily wired up for testing
One of the modern lighting masts temporarily wired up for testing

Although these lights are intended for a 6V power supply they can be used with a 12V supply, if a resistor is wired in series.

15 ohm resistor wired in series
15 ohm resistor wired in series

These 15 ohm resistors come with each lamp for use with a 12V power supply.

The modern lighting mast in its unlit state
The modern lighting mast in its unlit state…

The modern lighting mast fully lit
…and fully lit

Aerial view of the mast when lit
Aerial view of the mast when lit

The base of the mast sits in a 3mm diameter hole comfortably
The base of the mast sits in a 3mm diameter hole comfortably

For installing into the layout baseboards I would probably start with a 2.5mm diameter hole and gradually open it out until there was a snug fit for the lamps base.

Anyway, that’s it for now but these lighting masts are the first items I’m going to put some of on Dales Peak Models eBay Site.

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