2.5: Siskiyou Line - Layout lighting

24 Oct 2013

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3:55 - Incandescent model railroad layout lighting that runs cool (2005)

Do you want to light your model train layout inexpensively, have it run cool, and be dimable for night running of trains? If so, then this how-to segment is for you. We go beyond theory in this chapter to show you an actual example of cool incandescent lighting that is fully dimable, and won't break the bank.

Note: This video was originally shot in older Standard Definition and then upsampled to HD for TMTV. As a result, the image is softer than is typical for TrainMasters native HD video.


I like the idea of using the low wattage bulbs; however, they are getting more difficult to find.  I currently have track lighting for my small 10ft x 12ft layout using 45 watt bulbs and it gets very warm quickly.  I'm considering adding a valance and using LED lighting like Michael Rose is using on his layout.



What wattage are your bulbs that you are using, I know in the video you said 15-25w, and how far apart are the bulbs spaced?


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The bulbs are 24" apart.