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This is a economical way to replace the old 5 and3 pole
A simple project to convert a decorative lamp post to a working one.
The two fine wires running along the platform supply the power for the lamp posts
There are several ways of illuminating coaches I have found this to be an inexpensive answer.Remove wheel sets from the bogies.
Leave conductive glue 24 hours between coats.While the glue is setting fit the pickups to the bogies I used some copper covered card that was used for screening an old swich mode power supply, and thin flexible conductor will do.
I have found the resistance through the glue from wheel rim to axel varies from about 50 to 85 Ohms this can be ignored in the calculation of the current limiting resistor used with your selected led's. I have found this works well on my DCC system and although there is extra drag on the coaches I have not noticed any problem with my average train length of 6 coaches.
In use there is some light flicker from the led's I do not mind this however it is very easy to fit a small bridge rectifier and capacitor in the coach.
Daplo Track Cleaner
I have never found the track cleaner to be reliable after converting to DCC although the buffing pad polishes the track well the wheels wound need cleaning every few minutes. There is a very simple answer to this problem convert it to run off a 9 volt rechargeable battery Disconnect the track feeds to the small pcb that the DCC decoder plugs into. Connect the motor to the battery via the switch making sure the polarity is correct if you want to use the vacuum attachment.