I have the R27 Legacy subway set 6-31751. I converted it to LEDs. The process was semi straightforward, basically remove the bulbs, solder a resistor, in my case I used a 330 ohm and the LED. The car originally came with two bulbs and a blank spot in the middle, I added a third LED in the middle. Looks great in my opinion. 

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Trainlover9943 posted:
Tinplate Art posted:

Ah, another "could have, should have" situation on Lionel's part. Unfortunately, they are not alone in getting things wrong.

Yup. You do sacrifice some brightness by doing this but the lighting looks more prototypical. I wish the lights didn't dim when the set is moving though. 

Such a deal I have for you.   This will give you flicker-free performance as well as intensity adjustment, and they'll stay constant brightness.

 LED Lighting Regulator

gunrunnerjohn posted:
Trainlover9943 posted:
Tinplate Art posted:

Ah, another "could have, should have" situation on Lionel's part. Unfortunately, they are not alone in getting things wrong.

Yup. You do sacrifice some brightness by doing this but the lighting looks more prototypical. I wish the lights didn't dim when the set is moving though. 

Such a deal I have for you.   This will give you flicker-free performance as well as intensity adjustment, and they'll stay constant brightness.

 LED Lighting Regulator

Thanks the issue is really in the powered unit, the lighting in that car connects to a board and when the set moves, all the car lights dim. When I convert the powered unit, I'll try to run the lights directly to track power. That should fix it. 

gunrunnerjohn posted:
Trainlover9943 posted:
Tinplate Art posted:

Ah, another "could have, should have" situation on Lionel's part. Unfortunately, they are not alone in getting things wrong.

Yup. You do sacrifice some brightness by doing this but the lighting looks more prototypical. I wish the lights didn't dim when the set is moving though. 

Such a deal I have for you.   This will give you flicker-free performance as well as intensity adjustment, and they'll stay constant brightness.

 LED Lighting Regulator

Take John’s advise his light regulators work great. I have converted 2 sets of passenger cars and they work perfectly and are easy to install. My MTH subway cars are next for a conversion. They flicker no matter how clean the track is or the wheels.  Good winter project! 

      

Chris.

 

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Chris Lonero posted:
gunrunnerjohn posted:
Trainlover9943 posted:
Tinplate Art posted:

Ah, another "could have, should have" situation on Lionel's part. Unfortunately, they are not alone in getting things wrong.

Yup. You do sacrifice some brightness by doing this but the lighting looks more prototypical. I wish the lights didn't dim when the set is moving though. 

Such a deal I have for you.   This will give you flicker-free performance as well as intensity adjustment, and they'll stay constant brightness.

 LED Lighting Regulator

Take John’s advise his light regulators work great. I have converted 2 sets of passenger cars and they work perfectly and are easy to install. My MTH subway cars are next for a conversion. They flicker no matter how clean the track is or the wheels.  Good winter project! 

For the subway cars, I don't mind them flickering. 

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