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Basic lighting kit for star trek 1/1000 kits

 
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LCDR-W



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Basic lighting kit for star trek 1/1000 kits Reply with quote

Does anyone make a basic kit that just have navigation lights(red & green) and strobe light on the nacellel's
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Sloucher



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Location: UK

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're prepared to do a little soldering, or know someone that can, your most basic option would be to have a go at making one yourself using the ubiquitous 555 or 556 (dual 555) timer chip.
Google "Star Trek Nav Lights ne555" or simply go to http://virtualight.com/?p=1199, there's a good article there.

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veedubb67



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick search turned up:

http://shop.galacticmodeler.com/Federation-StarShips_c2.htm

http://www.trekmodeler.com/services/tm_electronics1/tm_electronics_catpage1.htm

http://www.tenacontrols.com/page20.html

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starmanmm



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are some good informational sites.
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TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very lovely links! I tinkered around with a 555 strobe light last fall and wrote down some notes. The lesser the resistor, the faster the flash. And on the other end, the greater the resistor, the longer between the flashes. I bought some 20ohm resisters to try to make it a very quick flash, but I haven't gotten out my breadboard to test this yet.
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