How To Improve Buildings: Simple Lighting

Interesting post, Andy has a very similar set up to me lighting wise.

Calling All Stations

I’ve always thought the OO Gauge resin buildings (like those in the Skaledale range) look rather splendid.

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But now I’m starting to add more lighting features to my layout – like street lamps and retro fitting rolling stock with LEDs, some of those cracking looking buildings are starting to look a little left out.

To jazz them up, try this simple tip to bring your buildings to life at night!

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Lift up your buildings and drill a small hole somewhere within it’s footprint. Push through a small LED or miniature filament bulb so that it sits just proud of the surface as above (hopefully you can just about make that out).

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Choose your lights wisely. I have a number of street lamps and signals already hooked up to a dedicated 12V supply so I’ve chosen 12V rated bulbs to make life easier. If you want to use a lower rated bulb…

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