V100 with new LED headlights and an ESU sound decoder
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
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,
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
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
Drilled frontal grid