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Just Plug streetlights?
« on: May 19, 2016, 02:31:23 PM »
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The Just Plug vehicles from WS reminded me - has anyone tried the N scale versions of these? I have the potential to use many of them. The pictures look ok but hesitant to order as I have been burned too many times by a N-scale light just being an HO globe on a shortened pole...

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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 09:53:03 AM »
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The street lights and and exterior building lights are not out yet. We get at least a call a day at the shop looking for them. They are due in June I believe.
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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 08:08:22 PM »
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The street lights and and exterior building lights are not out yet. We get at least a call a day at the shop looking for them. They are due in June I believe.

I keep hoping for them myself. I want to do some on my t-trak modules both the lights and the cars. Long wait on them, hopefully worth the while. Wonder if they would do modern cars and emergency vehicles, that would really make things interesting.

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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 09:15:35 PM »
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I bought 6 lights (3 per package-total of 2 packages) from MBKlein and installed three of them today.  First, IMHO, these are not HO lights on a pole.  (I bought the ones that have warm white LEDs on a wooden pole (#JP5638)).  The pole and the light are properly sized for N (IMHO).  Second, the brightness of the light itself can be regulated by the Light Hub.  That helps a lot in toning down what might be an extremely bright light to a brightness that you find acceptable.  In general, I think these are a great addition to almost any layout.  The only item to be considered is that you plug 3 lights into one opening on the Light Hub--which means that you regulate all 3 lights at the same brightness.  Of course, you could, I suppose, plug one light per opening in the Light Hub, but that really increases the price if you're looking at a relatively large number of them.

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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 09:20:23 PM »
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I was waiting for these as well, but want to see n scale version first before ordering.

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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2016, 12:34:10 AM »
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Do they HAVE to be used with the Light Hub, or can they be easily connected to a regular power supply?
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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2016, 02:12:26 AM »
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Do they HAVE to be used with the Light Hub, or can they be easily connected to a regular power supply?

Send one to em and I'll let you know.  :D
I don't see any reasons why one can't just hook one up to a generic power source. Whether a series-resistor is needed is to be determined (I could tell if I had one in-hand).
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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2016, 01:34:30 PM »
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I like that it's compatible with DCC.

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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2016, 12:36:23 AM »
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I was thinking more about odd wires.  I used to repair my transistor radio earplugs by soldering new phono plugs to them when the radio end broke.  Yes, that was MANY years ago.  Then the companies started using very fine wire braided with string, and it couldn't be easily soldered.  I could imagine WS using a similarly hard to modify system, of any type, here, especially if it was more flexible, or smaller, or whatever.  If it's standard wires, it can be connected to almost anything, although, as you said, it may need a resistor.  I have plenty of those!
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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2016, 12:58:48 AM »
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Here is a shocker for you. I plan to pull the lights out of mine. I just want nice street light castings.

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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2016, 01:09:41 AM »
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Here is a shocker for you. I plan to pull the lights out of mine. I just want nice street light castings.

Those will be really pricey dummy lamps!  :|
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Re: Just Plug streetlights?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2016, 01:35:15 AM »
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I'd leave the lights in them, and just not hook them up, unless you plan to reuse the lights elsewhere.  That way, if you change your mind, you don't have to buy new lights, or try to reinstall the lights in these.
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