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Teutonic Tuesday: Hilfe zum anpassen!

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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.

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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.

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Illustration for article titled Teutonic Tuesday: Hilfe zum anpassen!

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.

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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...

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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!

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