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Discussion in 'Cutouts, Wire Frames & Motifs' started by mangoat, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. mangoat

    mangoat Full Time Elf

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    hey guys

    ive got a train (engine and 2 carriages), that originally had rope light coloured and cable tied to it, but it broke down after a few years, was thinking about deocarting with pixels, but i measured it out, was about 30m of rope light if i remembr correctly wrapped around the 3d frame .....

    any ideas on how i should colourise the existing frame with what????

    is the led neon tube stuff available in a pixel sort of thing or just 1 colour or multicolour? or is it possible to colourise that tubing permanantly? and how tight of a bend can i put in it?

    thanks for any assistance.
     
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    Karob Let there be Light!

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    I have a similar problem with my display,


    After years of static displays and a mother in law that will impulse buy Christmas lights at the end of year sales, we have gathered many rope light motifs that need to be stripped and re lighted.


    I have a train that sounds very similar to yours and costed out low voltage rope light and it would have been cheaper to buy 2 new ones, This year I was going to throw some DC white Fairy lights on it just to get it out and please the family but would love to find a way to add color back to this train and others.


    Rob
     
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    From what i've seen at mini's I wouldn't hesitate in just using RGB dumb nodes cable tied to the frames end to end.

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    It says it is easy to cut and connect.
    I first discovered this from someone who was using it to create a face for LipSync, so he would have been cutting it into short lengths.
    I think you will find this to be much better than EL Wire.
    The faces in this video are done with neon
    http://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php?topic=3115.msg28063#msg28063
    Chat with ShellNZ as she has real life experience with this stuff.
     
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    Damien Making Christmas Light Motifs is FUN!!!!

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    Hi there,

    Damien here from Christmas Creations, if you can give me the size of the rod the frames are made from I might be able to help you out. The clips we use on our frames range from 3.5mm to 6mm. We also have the Colour-mix LEDs that are used on the wireframes.

    Regards

    Damien
     
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    Hey damien,

    These colourmix leds you speak of...... how does one buy a string? Precoloured or just string and bulbs. Not sure how many id need but lots seems like a good measurement. Need 4 or 5 colours in the 1 setup.

    If you could post some links that would be sweet as to what id need.

    Cheers
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    Anyone able to give me info on this stuff?
     

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