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Anyone know how this is done??? sound and flicker


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Well it looks like someone that knows how to build there own circuit board that flashes LEDs and makes sounds as I've not seen any thing like that you can buy. 
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As well as a sequenced motor? I've been trying to research it but all I can come up with is stuff for locomotives. I bet some customers would love this effect
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I would suggest that it is accomplished using micro Decoders normally used in Model Trains through DCC ... I have used flicker, strobe and beacon effects using TCS Decoders in N guage (1/148th scale) also motor control and sound using CT Electronik. With a SL75 you get programable sound, full motor control and 4 light effects in a board that is 11mm x 23 mm for around the £100 mark including the sugar-cube speaker. You could even add a smoke module to provide timed exhaust!

Soooooo much easier to hide that in a 1/48th plane than a N guage Steam locomotive! You can also use NanoLights instead of having to route the fibre optic cable which is not very flexible in tight corners.

The biggest problem is that you need a DCC controller to start it up, and that needs a mains transformer, after that you can fully control all of the effects with an Android/Apple phone with a small application. Not sure you would get that at a competition, but great on a club night

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wow thanks Peter but seems like a lot of trouble for the money will have to check on all the things you mentioned. 
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Here is the TCS site and obviously these decoders are much cheaper in the USA free from UK taxes http://tcsdcc.com/ ... but pretty inexpensive at about £15 for a lighting only decoder that can control 4 seperate lights with different effects and sequences. To add motor control generally adds another £10. You can download their programming manuals from here too. Easy to change the CV values.

It's sound that takes it into the next level, especially if you want to add your own recorded sounds ... BUT it's certainly a thought to imbed one into a 1/32 scale Tomcat, one sugar-cube speaker in each engine tube and recorded DTS sound from 'Top Gun'! May very well try that in a year when I start my Tamiya kit

I just need to find a way of operating the DCC command function without a full scale controller and possibly that might just come in the next year or two through a kit from MERG http://www.merg.org.uk/. The nano lights come from http://www.dccconcepts.com/index_files/Prewired08mm0603SMTLEDs.htm#NANOlights

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Yes I know it's 'railways', BUT here is where the electronics have really now started to be fully deployed ...



Remember this steam engine is no more than 100mm long x 20mm high and 15mm wide ... now imagine that smoke coming out of the exhaust ports on your Spitfire with authentic recorded sound !!!
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Anyone know how this is done??? sound and flicker




try using a Velleman Sequential lighting kit..cost around £6.00 from maplins...Im using one on my Polar Lights 1/350 scale Enterprise rie fit for the shuttle bay.. I've watched the Video and the sequence seems to be exactly the same.. I guess this guy has used Fibre optics cable  run from the LED light source (you get Red LED's in the kit ) that if you file carefully file off the top of the LED then  micro drill 2 small holes to run the fibre optic cable from to the exhausts.. If your in the states  you can buy these over there at the Electronic goldmine or try Ralph at Tennacontrols... he lists on Ebay too.

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Thanks Mol I'll check it out[cool][thumb]


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