New Led lights

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New Led lights
Posted by Tom from Hawaii on Monday, August 05, 2019 2:09 AM

I have heard there are "new" LED lights that can can be screwed into regular sockets without any further work.  Is this true?  If so , where do you buy them?

Tom from Hawaii

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, August 05, 2019 12:19 PM

Did some lookin', (Glad I saved that Christmas issue of CTT from 2013!)  and found this...

http://stores.towncountryhobbies.com  

I think they have what you're looking for.

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Posted by NNJRailfan on Monday, August 05, 2019 1:24 PM

I usually get them at my local train shows, $2-3 per piece in both the small (switch-sized) and large (headlight- or accessory-sized) versions, and in multiple colors. I suspect a good hobby shop would have them too.

Those that I've bought on ebay or amazon and shipped from China tend to be elongated and don't screw all the way into standard sockets, so I'd avoid those.

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Posted by Tom from Hawaii on Monday, August 05, 2019 10:23 PM

I think that's it.  They look good and I want to try them. 

We don't really have any train stores, so internet buying is the only option.  However we do have an O Gauge Train Museum at the Hawaiian Railway main yard in Ewa Mill.  Visit, if you come to Hawaii.

Much thanks, Tom from (in) Hawaii 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 8:55 AM

You're welcome Tom!

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 9:49 AM

Aloha, Tom.  

I've tried the LED replacement bulbs, and didn't like them in my LIONEL switches.  Just weren't bright enough, to me.

You know, I've never seen an O-gauge layout with an active volcano on same.  Does yours have one...?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 10:49 AM

Depending on where Tom lives in Hawaii that's probably the LAST thing he wants! 

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Posted by DJSpanky on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 12:40 PM

Flintlock76

Depending on where Tom lives in Hawaii that's probably the LAST thing he wants! 

 

Agreed. Think about how many times he'd have to replace the track every time that thing erupted!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 7:42 PM

On my old layout...I had this broken bobber caboose, a large hunk of granite and a baby food jar full of ash from Mount Saint Helens....WinkDevilLaugh

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