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.


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!


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).


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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