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

    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

    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

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


    They also have a great selection of lamps.

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