Replacement lights

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Renovo PPR, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    I think I found my solution to poor lights in my post war trains. From what a few people tell me the LED’s are the way to go. I even found a place that sells them with a resistor built in so it is a direct swap. They say you will save money in addition because it uses less energy. However I think you would have to run your trains for a long time to save any money.

    If your interested here is a link to one company that caters to the model rail roaders.



    Installation Examples
  2. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

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    Maybe you save money by not needing as heavy of a transformer to power the lights, but I can't see how you'd come out ahead on energy costs. Or longevity. All my dad's trains still have the original lights from the early 1950s in them, and they work fine. I even have 1930s trains that appear to have the original bulbs in them.
  3. jefelectric

    jefelectric Member

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    Here is another souce for LEDs and they are less expensive.

    LEDs

    They also have a great selection of lamps.