A Seasonal Item to Stock Up On ~ Saturday, December 24, 2011
I'm planning to add lights to buildings on my layout soon. An article in the December 2010 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman (about building and lighting a sandhouse) recommended "warm white LED" Christmas lights, like these
with a 9v source and 300Ω resistors, for a warm incandescent light effect. I'll give it a go. I think one box ought to last for a year's worth of model-lighting projects!
LEDs tree lights come in standard ("icy") white too. Those might work for well-lit modern scenes (station platforms, for example).
If you want to try this, make sure to pick up a string of lights fast, or you'll have to wait til Christmas 2012!