Posts Tagged ‘Lights’

How to – Episode 3 – Adding lights to a Hornby buffer stop

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

This is very easy to do and makes a big difference. I also added a short soldering guide for those of you who may be having problems. Enjoy.
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Can I convert an HO scale passenger train so that its interior lights up?

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Question by VGFan: Can I convert an HO scale passenger train so that its interior lights up?
I recently purchased an HO scale Metrolink and was able to get it open and glue some sitting figurines in some of the seat, they are difficult to see and was wondering if I would be able to add lights to the interior of the passenger cars. If this is possible could you possibly post a link to some auctions on eBay that have these for sale. Even a store website link would be great just so I know what it is exactly that Im looking for.

Best answer:

Answer by mike1942f
Simple answer – install a D cell or a couple of AA’s and put a couple of white LED’s along the roof. The 1.5 volt batteries can run LED’s without current limiting resistors. Switch in bottom or open to turn on and off.
Messier answer: change out the trucks (unless the Metroliner cars are already self propelled.) to insulated axles with conducting wheels to provide power from the tracks to the car. Collect the power, regulate it, buffer it, and feed it to grain of wheat bulbs or LEDs.

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Little Lights

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Little Lights

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The model train set at the Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center

the spectacular lights in nampa, with 4 train sets, a landing pad, bears penguins, lights galore

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

nampa idaho lights
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Factory Lights at Night

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Factory Lights at Night

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The model train set at the Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center

How to attach lights to an electric train track?

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Question by jugglebum0: How to attach lights to an electric train track?
I have ten electric light poles for my HO scale train layout but I don’t know what to attach them to or what else I need. Please help ASAP
the light poles have wire attached to the bottom of each of them as well

Best answer:

Answer by Stargazer
Typically they will have a small brass screw at the bottom of each lamp. You will need fine gauge wire, doorbell or speaker wire and an electrical source. Split the wire and attach one piece to each side of the screw. Depending on the voltage of each lamp and the voltage of the layout, you can either wire them in series or parallel. You will want to drill a hole in your layout board to run the wires underneath. A simple staple gun will help to attach the wires underneath.

Glue the lamps in place or make a holder they can sit in.

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antique lionel train switch with lights

Friday, August 12th, 2011

antique lionel train switch with lights
lionel trains
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how much does a 90061 northern lights bachmann big haulers train set go for?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Question by Nini: how much does a 90061 northern lights bachmann big haulers train set go for?
im trying to find this train but i cant.. does anyone know??

Best answer:

Answer by crackerboy
There are sites out there like worthpoint.com that can you give you history. They currently have a free trial, but if you’re like me, you won’t trust them with your credit card. You can search ebay for past auctions, but they only maintain their history for 90-days. However, ebay’s customer service may be willing to look up expired information for you. After signing, you can go to http://contact.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ContactCS to ask your question. I don’t know how long it’ll take to get a response. Good luck.

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Bachmann 9f Evening Star DCC Sound Lights smoke

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

This has to be my favorite loco, and I put a lot of work into it. I don’t think I will ever put copper pipe into the cab again, you can hardly see it and so much work. The captions will answer most questions but feel free to leave some comments.

Model Train Set at Warm Beach Lights of Christmas

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Model Train Set at Warm Beach Lights of Christmas

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