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TBS99

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About TBS99

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC81BVGSCPnpd4zrMEqy6QfA

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    drummer boy
  • Location
    Eatonville Wa.
  • Biography
    Disabled and getting hooked on Christmas lights
  • Interests
    Computers and lights
  • Occupation
    Disability
  • About my display
    Starting out 2016 64 channels

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  1. Plywood Santa

    I will try everything I can to keep the original artwork. I really like this piece. I think I will try to clear coat him after taking a lot of pictures. I will look into this. I forgot to mention he is 6 feet to the top of the lantern and 38 inches at the widest point. Tom
  2. Plywood Santa

    The cheesy lights were the first thing to go. There is a C9 bulb inside the back of the lantern, but the socket is disintegrating. I do like the patina look, and the plywood is actually in really good shape. I think I might just clear coat him to protect him more. I like the Idea of an led spotlight, but not sure if it would take away the light in the lantern. The next nice day I am going to take a lot of pictures and dig out my old 36 inch printer and see if I can make a pattern. I thank you all for your suggestions. Any other thoughts would be appreciated. Tom
  3. You might want to try here to locate someone in your area. The gentleman that runs it is very helpful : http://lightsofthevalley.com/ Tom
  4. Plywood Santa

    I just was given this vintage plywood cut out of Santa holding a lantern. The lantern does have a light in it. The gentlemen told me he made this from a pattern back in the 70's. He does not remember where he got the pattern from. It needs to be repainted. I was wondering if anybody has this pattern or knows were I might find one. If I can't find a pattern I guess I will just take lots of pictures and try to repaint it that way. I am not artistic at all, I have trouble drawing stick people. Any information would be appreciated Thanks Tom
  5. Fading failure

    I am having the same problem with one of my Gen 3 controllers, early model. 2 channels won't fade right. C9 snubber was not enough to get them to fade so I used 50 ct incan strings on the 2 problem channels for them to fade. Did a firmware update and reset the board which did nothing for the problem. I think it is time to replace the triacs on those channels. Tom
  6. Those look cool. I would love to see those. I believe you can upload those dvds right to YouTube depending on their size. Tom
  7. D-Light Hardware Utility

    You can try here: http://forums.lightorama.com/topic/45155-2006-d-light-designs-controller/?tab=comments#comment-418341 Tom
  8. Could someone help me identify icicle lights?

    Well, you could just knock on their door and ask them where they got them. That is what I do when I find something I need more info on. Generally most people I have talked to were pretty nice about it. Tom
  9. Red/ White/ Blue/ Green. Single color strands. Not a fan of Multi colored strands. Tom
  10. Merry Christmas to all. Tom
  11. 2017 Lights 1st time posting

    I like the wire frames. Nice show. One suggestion is to set up a Vimeo or YouTube account to upload your video's to. Then post the link here so it does not take 5 minutes to load your video to watch. Merry Christmas! Tom
  12. Newbie looking to add new sequences

    You will find sequences here: http://forums.lightorama.com/forum/19-sequence-sharing/ and here: https://onedrive.live.com/?id=A06E47B36B96F0D6!106&cid=A06E47B36B96F0D6 And here: http://www.landolights.com/main/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,54/func,select/id,17/ Good Luck Tom
  13. My 2017 Christmas Display. 96 LOR channels being used this year due to getting a late start. More next year. Merry Christmas Tom
  14. Finally done. Lots of problems this year. Here it is:
  15. Pentatonix

    Lots of people sharing here: http://forums.lightorama.com/forum/19-sequence-sharing/ Tom
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