got my lights YYYEEEESSSS!
dont know if you know the spanish company art-kit slot who do lamps and illuminated signs, by chance they're in barcelona..web site here
anyway i bought 80 euros worth and they delivered free to spain, i ordered some of the new rustic lamps and some of the more 'motorway'style lamps, both with the bulbs in white, the great thing about these lamps is they are plug'in with a simple jack plug. so apart from the fact that they can be rotated 360 degreees, also if you have more than one track like me all you need to fix are the simple and cheap base plates and you can go plugging in the lamps wherever you want
heres a pic of the rustic version with base plate
as you can see the base is dead easy to install, it comes with small screws (idea for 12mm mdf) and has long wires for those tricky bits of the track (under the church!)
all can be wired in parallel its just a matter of matching red with red and black with black as it where. wiring the whole lot up (8 lamps )took about 2 hours although i now need to tack back all the spagetti underneath!
theres a big difference in the type of light in the 2 types that i bought, the rustic is much more tungsteny and err rustic (!)with a wide spread if light whereas the leds are great for a pool of white light in very specific areas . also great for picking out dioramas like the crash scene. also the glare from the leds is minimal compared to the rustic ones.
the lamps themselves are finely detailed (brown wood/black or silver steel etc and i like the detailing on the mortorway lamps which looks appropriately 'technical'
i'll still probably give them all a lick of weathering but thats just me!
also i screwed the base plates underneath by chip board to hide them altogether and also reduce slightly the height of them (they're almost as high as my cliffs) and also to avoid having to re finnish my road surfaces
anyway i'm dead chuffed, and i think they're great, i was toying with the idea of making my own but for the price these are a bargain
heres some pics in no particular order, its amazing what illumination does to a track, position the lights close to the cliffs and they exaggerate the rock texture, the tungsten enhances the paving greatly too.
i didnt think i'd use all the lamps i bought but you end up sticking them in cos they look so cool!
so here you go i reccomend these guys all i need now is a normal bulb for inside the lockup and maybe something above the bar door
cheers for now and happy halloween (got to go off and organise a big do in the bar now! sig