Lighting strips for Express Nord coaches
For more than a year now, I stopped making my own PCBs: presensitized plates of decreasing quality, handling of chemicals not compatible with ecology, printing of mediocre films, and thus unconvincing results.
So I decided to learn a PCB software, Kicad, and I order circuits from a provider, Chinese of course because the European are expensive, and the American are cheaper, but with restricted choices (colours, thicknesses) and prohibitive transport costs.
The only disadvantage is the need to order the circuits in sets of five identical. As a result, I have a number of unused circuits.
So, I thought this might be of interest to some hobbyists who are not afraid to solder SMD components. Of course, the number of circuits available is limited, usually 2 or 3. However, if you need more, I can then start a new production.
Please note: these circuits are designed to work only in DCC. They are not all perfect. If there is a small error in length or numbering, for example, I report it and correct it if possible.
With some exceptions, there is one LED per compartment (exactly in the centre), or per row, plus one per toilet. Sometimes, a strip can be used for different diagrams, and therefore can receive a variable number of LEDs.
Here is a table of the PCBs currently proposed. A PDF containing a list of components and the layout diagram is available.
|Coach / Link
|Est « Romilly » B9½, B7D||De Massini||12|
|DEV A9 long||HJ||11|
|DEV B10 long||HJ||12|
|DR UIC-Y A, B, AB||HR||11 or 12|
|Nord Express A, AB||LSM||11 or 12|
|Nord Express B, BD||LSM||9 or 10|
|Nord Rapide ABD||LSM||11|
|Nord Rapide A, B, AB||LSM||11 or 12|
|Sud-Est 3-axle B9||LSM||9|
|NMBS I4 A, AB||LSM||11 or 12|
|NMBS M2 AB, B, BD||Märklin||12 or 13|
|OCEM FL B10||MoWo||12|
|OCEM FL B3r||MoWo||10|
|DEV A2½B6 U46||REE||11|
|DEV B10 U50||REE||12|
|DB TEE Apm, Avm||Roco, Piko||11|
|DB TEE ARDm, WRm||Roco||13|
|UIC-X A, AB, B, AR||Roco, Piko,
|12 to 14|
|XR 7300, 7800 unified||Roco||12|
If you are interested, please let me know. The conditions will be very reasonable, as I have no interest in keeping these PCBs to myself.