Passenger Cars

Setting up passenger cars with a marker and interior lights that don’t flicker for the Santa Fe Chief.

The lighting system is powered with 2 AAA batteries that put out 3 volts. I use a battery holder from Radio Shack for this. A slide switch is mounted in the car vestibule for turning on the power. One 3 volt light bulb is mounted in each car and power is routed through a two-terminal gold connector between the cars. The voltage must be cut back for the LED marker lights with a 120-ohm resistor. Everything lights up with the same switch. Now that this works, I’ll run wires with gold connectors between each car to light up the whole train.

BACK TO TOP
%d bloggers like this: