freight yard lights

Searching my files for photos, but we have four MTH yard lights in our through yard. They look nice, but realistically, they're more for decoration than light output. If you can get LED bulbs to replace the incandescent ones, they'd probably throw a lot more light. One of these days we'll get around to changing to LEDs.

Matt Jackson
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Here is a pic of my yard with the Lionel 6-12759 tower lights and you will notice all my switches have a double headed Lionel 6-12927 #65 Yard light.   It works pretty well.  My table with overhead lights out looks like a night time scene, not bright, but workable.

 

 

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Michael's Crafts has LED yard lights in the Christmas stuff.  8 9/16" expandable to 12 3/8". The rack and each light is individually adjustable.  Price about $22.  30% off today! (3) double A batteries or 4.5 power supply they sell also discounted.

 

 

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Rich Olszewski


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Hello Clem,around my engine house which has several tracks and sidings I used the Lionel 6-37995 Lighted Telephone Poles.

 

With these poles spaced out they lighted this area very realistically.

To me the light from each pole is just enough to light an area without being to much light.

They don't take much power to operate either.

 

Mark Strittmatter

TCA # 14-69917

Indiana PA.

 

Mark Strittmatter

TCA#14-69917

Indiana, PA 

Originally Posted by MarkStrittmatter:

Hello Clem,around my engine house which has several tracks and sidings I used the Lionel 6-37995 Lighted Telephone Poles.

 

With these poles spaced out they lighted this area very realistically.

To me the light from each pole is just enough to light an area without being to much light.

They don't take much power to operate either.

 

Mark Strittmatter

TCA # 14-69917

Indiana PA.

 

Thank you Mark

I bought those this summer but they are too short, my yard tracks are too close together. I hope to use them at my power plant or industrial area. I think they look good.

 

Clem

When I was a brakeman for the Quanah, Acme & Pacific, our yard at Quanah had NO lights (except for our lanterns).  It may have gone back to the WWII days when blackout mentality was everywhere.  I don't remember any lights in the SLSF Oklahoma City yard either.  It was just DARK.

I think it is great that your O gauge switchmen will be able to see on the midnight job, but no lighting in the yard is very prototypical.

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