A somewhat different post from me this week on Teutonic Tuesday. As I need help. Help from the customizing gurus on LaLD. You know I love German cars. You know I like dioramas. You may know I like panning shots. And I know many of you love to customize (you know who you are!). All I want is to create a nightly track-scene so I need lights.

You may have seen a Melkus on LaLD before as both Small Scale Sydney and I myself have done a piece on this little two-stroked car over here on LaLD. Mine has some “glassed” lights so replacing them with led lights could be an option. Or, if there’s enough room for it: just put some lights behind the glasses. Let’s take it apart, it only takes two screws anyway.

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It’s three pieces: Body, under carriage and interior. Both in the front and behind the seats there’s at least room for putting some LEDs. A check using my phone:

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Works as designed. Could even opt for just using one light to lid both rear glasses.

For maximum effect it’s probably better to use two though. So what do we need? Wires. LEDs. A switch. And batteries. Those preconditioned battery-containers, not sure how those are called in English anyway. Battery-holders?

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Here you have one, placed where the interior should be. But I’d like to keep that interior. Hell I even want to add detail there! So where am I going to put the batteries...

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This way the body won’t fit no more. The batteries themselves seem to fit perfectly.

Or I should remove the “engine” from the back and place the batteries over there.

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Still those wheelarches seem to prevent it from fitting. So I probably end up cutting those holders to fit. And I need to gear up to be able to get all those tiny electronics running anyway, my current tooling definitely ain’t for this size.

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Not sure how quick I’ll manage to get all this working but posting this is a start. For you to generate some input for me. And for me to finish this. So that “NO” on the switch turns into a...

I’ll leave you some shots of the body. As I still think it is truly awesome.

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Das war es wieder Heute. Ich hoffe Sie geben mich einsicht. Und wünsche Ihn allen einer gute Woche!