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4.    Märklin V100 with new LED headlights and an ESU sound decoder

Lighting

The red and white lights are made of two light conductors. Frequently , the two colors mix up. Therefore , small 0603 smd leds are used. One can buy them already pre-wired , at e.g. www.ledbaron.de . A super golden warm white version is perfect to represent a normal bulb.

2-Component glue is used to form a bulb out of the rectangular led.
Then, the conductors are removed and only the pieces that are in the locomotive shell are cut off and used. Onto these small pieces, the leds are glued with a hot-melt glue-gun. Take care that the led radiates to the front. The backside of the led is covered by grey or silver nail varnish, to simulate the mirror of the lamp. Then black paint makes the backside opaque..

The + pole of the leds is connected with the blue wire of the ESU decoder, after a resitance of 10kOhm is used for each led.
The - pole is connected to the front light or rear light exit of the decoder.


ingebouwde ledverlichtingopkleven van leds op lichtgeleider 

                        Final result : SMD leds in V100                                                    Glueing of the led onto the conductor





Sounddecoder ESU XL3.5 in the V100

This loco originated from a starting set and had no sound. As decoder, I choose an ESU  and together with a Visaton speaker, type FRWS5 of 8Ohm, he gives an acceptable sound for the  V100. The sound can always be modified afterwards as explained on the SPUR-1.de forum.

In order to let the sound come out of the shell, I drilled holes into the radiator grid, which is possible now, since there are no more lightconductors. Fine etched grids can be placed afterwards onto the shell (www.ASOA.de)


voorste radiatorroosterZijdelings rooster

           Drilled frontal grid                                                                         Side grid


  

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