lights in buildings

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by plbab, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. plbab

    plbab Member

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    Well i decided to use small christmas lights for my buildings. These have very little if any heat and are cheap. Now how to install them in buildings so if needed i can remove them to replace bulbs. I don't want to keep moving the buildings. Any ideas? Paul
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    The only way you could do this without removing the building is to drill a hole up from under the layout so they are removable... Be warned that crawling under the layout may be more of a pain than making the building removable! ;) :D

    If you run the bulbs with slightly less power than they are rated for, they should last longer.

    Andrew
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Removable buildings really are not a problem. Mount foundations solidly into the layout scenery base, then cut a piece of corrogated cardboard, masonite, or luan to just fit inside of the building footprint and glue it down to the foundation so it sticks up about 1/8 inch or so. That will act as an alignment jig to keep the building where it belongs, but easily removable for light bulb changes.
  4. Zman

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    What Russ Said. I also have a couple of removable roofs.