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Minitrix ICE3

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sedril

I picked up a Minitrix ICE3 set after seeing Quinntopia's review.

 

(Review here:  http://www.quinntopia.com/2011/11/locomotive-roster-db-ice-3-minitrix.html )

 

I decided that'd I like to have working front and rear lights as well.

 

So taking inspiration from the same article, I got to work.

 

Minitrix ICE3 home-made wiring job

 

I ended up using some electronics wire in place of the brass strips for the contact.

 

Minitrix ICE3 LED wiring

 

Then I drilled a few holes for the bi-coloured led, fed the leeds through and attached the resistors & diodes.

I popped the shell back on, et voila! working lights!

 

Minitrix ICE3 Lights

 

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westender

This is exactly what I want to see.

Thank you~

I hope I can see more pictures in detail.

Good job!!

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sedril

Just let me know if there's anything more specific you'd like to see.  I'd be more than happy to take a few more pictures.

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Vato

it's works dc or dcc? I have a DCC layout

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sedril

It's DC.

 

It will technically work with DCC... The lights will just never change, since the polarity doesn't change.

You would need a decoder to have the lights change on DCC.

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Vato
It's DC.

 

It will technically work with DCC... The lights will just never change, since the polarity doesn't change.

You would need a decoder to have the lights change on DCC.

Thanks

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Ochanomizu

Hello Mr Sedril,

 

Did you use 1/4W resistors and Schotky diodes?

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sedril

I did use 1/4W resistors, not sure about the diodes.  I'll double-check.

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