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  1. Technical Model Train Forum
    Over the years I've acquired several BLI loco's and I love them - they're great IMO. However, the documentation on them is pretty suspect and could use some work to say the least. Currently, I'm running a Paragon 3 Rolling Thunder EMD SD9 - and it works great. However, I've been playing lately...
  2. Product Promotion
    Hi all! https://ezmodellighting.com/ is looking to solicit feedback and testers for it's arduino lighting and signaling solution. Our website should have all the information you need to get up and running, including videos to show that our solution works! We are looking for constructive...
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    Hi, Would like to share a lighting solution I have put together and provided in the opensource domain. It is free for hobbyists (non-commercial use). https://github.com/milangupta1/ModelRailroad/wiki It is a ws2812 addressable LED / Arduino based solution. It isn't a commercial product...
  4. Technical Model Train Forum
    I want to use Central Valley trucks on brass passenger cars, but I also want to using lighting. How can I get power from the tracks to the kingpin? Thanks, Marty
  5. O Scale
    I have a lot of the 60 foot MTH passenger cars and Cabooses and as I pull things apart to replace dead bulbs or upgrade to LED I've noticed a very disturbing trend. These things are melting the bulb casings and things around them. Today I opened up one of my cabooses because a bulb had died and...
  6. O Scale
    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...
  7. 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...
  8. O Scale
    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...
  9. General Model Train Discussion
    I have two Kato N scale Amfleet cars that I must install lights for. What the the advantages and disadvantages of the Kato light kit and the Easy Peasy light kit? And can the Easy Peasy fit the Kato Amfleet without trimming? Thanks! Brandon
  10. General Model Train Discussion
    SCROLL DOWN FOR QUICK FIX I CAME UP WITH. I'LL KEEP ORIGINAL QUESTIONS UP Recently, I thought of turning my bachmann gp35 into a dummy engine. But I would like to keep the lights working. It's got Bachmann's DCC onboard decoder, so it works with DC and DCC. I thought of putting on metal...
  11. Beginner Q & A
    Before I begin, I just wanted to make it known that I am sure there are probably other threads on this same subject, already up. I am just trying to acquire some fresh feedback. This is for an N-scale set-up: 1) I am new to model railroading. My goal, is to possibly model a yard and then...
  12. Beginner Q & A
    We're seeking advice / suggestions for how to wire our accessories on our layout. Please include PHOTOS (even of your rats nests!);)[/b] [Posted this is another section, but figured it was better off in the beginner's forum - please forgive.] We've (the boy and I) made great strides in...
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