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    Graupner 638 lamps also called caged bulbs
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    Black Shoe
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    Thanks Doug. I'll check those settings.

    If my CCD's become OCD, I'll be SOL. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

    (Sorry for the hijack Len.)
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    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Will Rogers.
    RNinMunich
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    Hi Black Shoe,
    "my point-and-shoot seems to make the lights in the photos brighter than they really are. "
    Main reason for that is that your eye reacts to light logarithmically, whereas the receptor chips (CCD or whatever) react linearly.
    Plus the auto shoot will be doing it's best to extract all possible detail from the scene and increases sensitivity, e.g setting a higher equivalent ISO level.
    Remember the grainy pics from 1600 ISO 35mm film?
    Set the camera manually to ISO 400 or less and you should have more luck.
    Have a look at the White Balance and Night Scene choices as well.
    Happy twiddling ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Doug
    Len
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    Tora I look foreword to see your list of suppliers and I hope it includes aircraft.
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    LOL, Sorry Doug, my head is down the rabbit hole๐Ÿคฃ
    I'm in full agreement about Evans. There are several other suppliers and I'll put together a source list. One thing I will mention is the RC aircraft field is offering some impressive light options, especially suitible for searchlite and such.
    Meanwhile I'll keep my head low while you guys loob wonder ideas about.
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    Thanks again to all for the info on the LED's. Evans indeed looks a great source to have. I will be placing an order for the LED's for the caged fixtures I just ordered from Shapeways and also for running lights, search lights and towing lights.
    Len
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    Len
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    Just love the competition. It offers so much info and it is fun to watch.
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    RNinMunich
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    Don't want to get caught up in the 'collateral damage' eh Tora?
    Like I said - we wake up earlier over here๐Ÿ˜‰
    Seriously though folks๐Ÿ˜
    I learned about Evans some years back while designing some lighting circuits for one of Ed's (Figtree) magnificent tugboats and sourcing suitable components in the US. They do indeed have some excellent stuff. I have since seen several other members recommend them.
    All the best, keep on lighting up your boats BUT NOT the dreaded weed!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS You are more than welcome to 'enter the fray' anytime Tora!
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Doug
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    I am going to stand back and watch... Doug and Black Shoe are having a competition๐Ÿ˜‚
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    Black Shoe
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    Thank you.

    Dang! Doug beat me to the draw again!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Evans is indeed the source. Very cool stuff available through them. A worthwhile address to have.

    The 3mm LED's would fit in the printed globes, but may prove to be too bright unless you lowered your voltage. I used the "nano chips" rated at 12V, but run them on 6V. The chips are on one side of the leads and if you install them facing the bulkhead that the light fixture is mounted against it seems to diffuse the light a little more. I'm not a photographer so don't know all the proper settings, but my point-and-shoot seems to make the lights in the photos brighter than they really are.
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    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Will Rogers.
    RNinMunich
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    Hi Len,
    "were to get the bulbs"
    Favourite source in the States seems to be here
    https://evandesigns.com/pages/lighting-your-model-ships
    Not 'bulbs' but LEDs, use about half the current or less than the 'grain of wheat' filament bulbs in the Graupner originals.
    I haven't seen those since I used them for bow and stern jack staffs on my 1/72 destroyer some 30 years ago. Mine came mounted on a long brass tube, ideal for fixing on the model ๐Ÿ˜‰
    At 1/25 you can probably fit 3mm or even 5mm LEDs to them.
    https://evandesigns.com/products/3-volt-solid-leds
    Have fun, but don't get all lit up!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://evandesigns.com/pages/lighting-your-model-ships
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    https://evandesigns.com/products/3-volt-solid-leds
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.๐Ÿ˜Š Cheers Doug
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