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raistlin
Amongst my other deviations, I am a railway modeller ;)

My layout is fixed to the wall and therefore, the underside is fairly inaccessible and very gloomy. Normally, when carrying out maintenance, I use an LED (Light Emitting Diode) torch but a thought came to mind earlier today that there must be some sort of LED based light, that doesn't cost the earth, which has a sort of flexible neck or angle mechanism, which I can fix to the back wall under the layout so that I can have directed light whilst still keeping hands free.

I've had a cursory look on fleabay but only came up with a couple of anglepoise desk lamps costing £200 a piece.

Just wondering, does anybody use such a thing or have seen the like anywhere please? I tried a headband light but can't get on with it so something fixed to the back wall would be ideal.

Thanks :)
Paul

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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 12:05 #1 

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Mick
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Used to have a map reading light in my Kombi, bendy stem, that was just a regular bulb. Such things must be available with LED tech these days. I'll have a nose around.

Would something similar to this do you? You'd need a transformer. 240-12V

http://www.workshopping.co.uk/product/d ... DUR066913/

Posted 01 Jul 2012, 12:19 #2 


PaulT
How about LED strip lights:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261036811674? ... 1439.l2649

Have these fitted in our kitchen shinning down from the underside and up from the top of the units. Give plenty of light. You just need a £9 transformer.

You could fix these to the wall and turn them on when required
Paul

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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 12:59 #3 

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raistlin
Needs to be directional Paul, but thanks for the idea :)

@ Mick: Worth a thought Mick. Being a model railway, 12V isn't a problem :)
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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 13:10 #4 


podge
Hi Paul,we have similar snake lights as these for working in confined areas of 747s at work,might be worth a look.The ones we uses stay put when you bend them.
http://www.rapidonline.com/Tools-Equipm ... ght-500464

Posted 01 Jul 2012, 16:46 #5 

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Tourerfogey
Can we see some pics of your layout please Paul?

Posted 01 Jul 2012, 17:39 #6 

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raistlin
Paul

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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 17:42 #7 

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raistlin
podge wrote:Hi Paul,we have similar snake lights as these for working in confined areas of 747s at work,might be worth a look.The ones we uses stay put when you bend them.
http://www.rapidonline.com/Tools-Equipm ... ght-500464



Thanks Peter :)
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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 17:42 #8 

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raistlin wrote:Of course you can:-

http://www.brblue.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=6303


Need a login for that page. ;(

Front page is http://www.brblue.co.uk/index.php

Posted 01 Jul 2012, 17:58 #9 

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raistlin
OK - go to front page and search for:- Finsbury Road
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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 18:36 #10 

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raistlin
I didn't know anybody else was interested in model railways?
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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 19:17 #11 

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Tourerfogey
raistlin wrote:OK - go to front page and search for:- Finsbury Road


Still can't get in :(

Posted 01 Jul 2012, 21:46 #12 

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kandyman
Tourerfogey wrote:Still can't get in :(


You not banned from there as well are you ;)
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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 22:05 #13 

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Mick
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You'll have to register the only guest forum is the welcome forum. Would be churlish of me to register as I'd only be having a butchers at the pictures. Anyway they wouldn't have me. :D Perhaps Paul might post a pic or two here?

Posted 01 Jul 2012, 22:09 #14 

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raistlin
Yes - I'd forgotten how anal the management are over there ;)

Go here instead:- http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/index.php?sid=4db02808f9640ca856169dfde65c8227 and search for Finsbury Road

I never realised others were interested in model railways on here,
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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 22:33 #15 

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raistlin
If that fails I'll post one or two pictures here.
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Posted 01 Jul 2012, 22:34 #16 


Mad-Monkey
Love the layout and detailing Paul! Absolutely amazing! I love models and things related! We currently have a house full of dolls houses at 1/12th scale so may have to find some space for a train layout now :)

Posted 01 Jul 2012, 23:19 #17 

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raistlin
Thanks David. I assume those who want to can now see the pictures?
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Posted 02 Jul 2012, 06:15 #18 


Mad-Monkey
I can on railway modellers :)

Posted 02 Jul 2012, 06:19 #19 

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Bernard
Pretty sure I've told you before, I have an interest in model railways too. I can never find time to pursue it, unfortunately.
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