Led lights for model railways – Rob’s

Rob’s been in touch with his take on LED lights for model railways.

I have to say, I think all his work has paid off, it looks fabulous:

“Hi Al,

When I was designing and building the dimmer controls in my previous video, Dimmers for LED lights for Model Railways, I was making it to light the windows in my flats building that I call Terrace Park Flats.

I went on from this to fabricate new windows for the building out of styrene strips as I demonstrated in the last video.

This newest video is the conclusion where I adjust the intensity of the LEDs in the windows and have a look at the completed building.

Making the hundred or so windows to replace all the windows in the building proved to be too monotonous for me so I only replaced them on one side but did put lighting on the ends of the building where I assume the stairwell would be,

I added drapes and curtains to the windows after I replaced the windows and added diffusing plastic over selected windows as well as a darker plastic film over some of them.

A few windows were just covered with black paper to simulate dark windows where there were no lights on inside at all.

This has proven to be a very rewarding project and I am beginning to plan and build a second lighted building which is much smaller than this one. I expect it will take 3-4 weeks to complete it.

Here are some photos and the current LED lights for model railways video:

jig for model train

jog for model train

jig for model train

jig for model train

LED lights for model railways:

led lights for model railways

led lights for model railways

led lights for model railways

led lights for model railways

led lights for model railways

Thank you for all that you do for the modeling community around the world.



A huge big thanks for Hall of Fame Rob for sharing his LED lights for model railways step-by-step.

One last thing. Mike has asked a question about track underlay on the forum. Can anyone help?

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.

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6 Responses to Led lights for model railways – Rob’s

  1. robert dale tiemann says:

    homemade highrise. i like it. a lot cheaper than buying all thos kits. i do this as much as possible.

  2. Brian Olson says:

    Great work, my previous layout before we moved from Colorado had LED lights all over. All those tiny wires! No lights on my current layout but appreciate all the creativity on display here.

  3. Frank says:

    Wow that is alot of work and turned out stunning!

  4. DJfromNJ says:

    Very lifelike, Rob. Congrats on achieving a realistic layout!

  5. Robert E Brady says:

    Fan-tastic Rob!
    The Critic

  6. Will in NM says:

    Very nice effect Rob. Thanks for sharing.

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