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#1 azfrankp



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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:22 AM

Since my display is almost entirely LED, I'm using a "poor man's" slip ring to light up my carousel and ferris wheel. Pictures can be seen here: www.santatrain.com

It uses a 1/4" Phone plug & jack and has been tested on a drill press for well over 100,000 revolutions. See attached.
Attached File  Train_SlipRing Model (1).pdf   208.18KB   219 downloads
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#2 NarJar


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 04:15 PM

Looks like you've got a great setup going! Looking at the pictures and descriptions, it looks like you have several neat features which are animated. Also, in one of the top photos, it looks like your immediate neighbors decorate as well! Very cool!

#3 jrbryant


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

Hey azfrankp -

Your display looks like it would be a lot of fun to sit out in front of and watch for quite awhile. Nice job!

#4 Paul / Shadow

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:48 AM

That is perfect My carasel will have lights next year.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:13 AM

Wow great idea thanks for sharing


I know it is cold but I do not want to go IN!!!!!

#6 Billings North Pole

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

AWESOME website!!! Did it say the train stops and pops up candy canes for the viewers WOW totally cool! :cool:

#7 john venturi

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

did you build your ferris wheel if so do you have plans on it and what is it built out of pvc etc... thanks everything looks great and did you use a slip ring on the lights on that too

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