lights in buildings

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

  1. plbab

    plbab Member

    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

    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.

  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    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

    Zman Member

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

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