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  1. Cruise Commander LED Headlights

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    Hello all, As a quick follow up to my previous post (http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=132026) I ended up acquiring two MTH motors/motor blocks, and separately bought TMCC electronics. I got a cruise commander and sound commander (with Dash-9 sounds), and the engine looks, sounds...
  2. Upgrading MTH passenger car to LED lighting

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    Some of you may have seen my other thread on lighting passenger cars cheaply. This has been a fun project and I would like to post the final result in all of it's glory so people who don't want to dig through a massive thread can take advantage The #1 goal in all of this is to light my cars as...
  3. LEDs in 022 Controllers

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    I have been using the red and green frosted LEDs from Autolumination.com in my 022C switch controllers and LOVE them. They use less power so there is more power to throw the switch, but best of all they don’t burn my arms like the bulbs do! (Yes I am using the 24V bulbs, but that doesn’t help...
  4. Volts / Amps - Migration to LEDs???

    Technical Model Train Forum
    I hope is the right area to post this question. Please notify me if it is not. This is my first post on this forum. Tonight I was running an MTH O Gauge Railking Big Boy with 14 lighted coach cars and a lighted caboose (All conventional lighting). My Z-4000 was at 18 volts and was reading 9...
  5. How I LED light my passenger cars... extremely cheaply

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    I've tried using store bought LED strips (25$ a pop here in VA) which are far to expensive to light more than one car. I have a lot of passenger cars now in need of a lighting upgrade so that's out of the question. Recently, in another area of the forum, someone posted a link to some LED strip...
  6. LED's On Turnouts

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    So some may recall these recent post about LED's and turnouts. I decided to make it its own thred as it stared as a simple question under MDE's thread about servo switching and figured it was time to get his back under his topic. For those that are unfamilar, I want to mount LED's above the...
  7. Flasher for the Hersey Tower

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    Here is a quick todo. A friend wanted a flashing light for his tower. My specialty! I used a gold indented Xmas LED bulb with a Radio Shack LED mount. The hole on top as 1/4 inch. WIth luck I had to feed the wires through three holes in glued sections to get from the base to the top. The easy...
  8. What resistor to use?

    Technical Model Train Forum
    I have some Tomar marker lights for my Cab Forward, running on DC power. The set came as a pair, and have 1.5 volt bulbs in them. Should I run them in series and use a 470 ohm like with a 3 volt LED? Thanks!
  9. Help with campfire

    General Model Train Discussion
    OK, I'm looking to create a realistic campground scene, complete with a roaring campfire, for my HO layout. Vollmer offers a pricey kit, but I've heard you can also use some type of flickering LED to provide the light. I've also heard people have used the little tea lights you can buy cheap at...
  10. Painting LEDs

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    I am lighting my HO layout with LED's. In several situations I would like to paint in one side of an LED to prevent the light from going there. For example, street lights. Is there a brand of paint I can use? Also I would like a top on some of my street lights, this need me to glue a...
  11. Basic Led Math

    Basic Led Math

    Just a basic drawing of how LEDs are hooked up and the math involved.
  12. Wiring LED's to a layout

    Beginner Q & A
    Can someone please tell me in Laymans terms on how to wire a 'grain of rice' LED to a DC controlled layout please ?! Been searching the web for a while but not found anywhere for a stater like myself
  13. Tiny LED Quest

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    The Quest For Tiny LED's I've been doing DCC Decoder, LED and Lamp installs for years and one of the hardest things to light up are the Ditch lights on a SD70M and other Ditch lights that are running board mounted. I am constantly upgrading and downsizing my LED's. Most people are used to...
  14. LED light help

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    Evening Y'all- I have some buildings all set to be lit up but I know nothing about working with LED lights. Does anyone know of a good source of information that could teach me how to install and work with them. Just want to make sure I do it right since the electrical part of this is my weak...
  15. Series or Parallel LED Ribbon?

    Technical Model Train Forum
    I have several sections of LED ribbon that I need to power. I have the appropriate transformer and dimmer, but my question is does it matter if I run the separate Ribbons in series or parallel? The sections of ribbons are at different locations and it would be advantageous to have them running...
  16. Tender lights

    General Model Train Discussion
    I have a 4-6-2 and a 4-4-2 atlantic steamer. They have fake lights molded into the rear part of the tender. What color should these be? I'd like to drill them out and put actual bulbs in there. For that matter, on the Hogwarts Express there are plastic lanterns on the front, waht color lights...
  17. LED for #53

    Technical Model Train Forum
    anyone have a good source for an LED replacement for the lamps that go into the #71 street lights?
  18. Open Lionel Passenger Cars

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    I have some Lionel passenger cars that I'd like to pop the top off. I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out how they're attached. The Lionel instructions are no help, they claim there are tabs to release the top when there clearly are none. One of the cars in question is the Lionel 6-9532...
  19. Another source for LED's

    General Model Train Discussion
    I was searching for some bipolar LED's and came across this site. I haven't heard it mentioned, so I thought I'd post it here. MoreLEDs.com I also have purchased a bunch of LEDs from this place. BestHongKong.com
  20. LDE flashlight questions? Lighting a layout on a Zero budget..

    Beginner Q & A
    LED flashlight questions? Lighting a layout on a Zero budget.. So I have a bunch of LED flashlights I was wondering if they could be taken apart and used to light buildings etc.. I know some of them have a funny color that might not look proto but at this point it will be a long time before I...
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