I am attempting to add lighting to an FM Trainmaster dummy (MTH 30-2617-3). Just looking to light the number boards and add the red/green LEDs at the front/rear of the engine.
I have all the pieces to get track voltage (pickup rollers, etc.) and have a “20110 LED Lighting Regulator” to get DC voltage for the lights. I have read a lot about using this regulator for passenger car LED lighting conversions.
I have the 6V grain of wheat bulbs for the number boards (leftovers from previous PS2/3 upgrade kits).
I also have the small red/green 6V LEDs for the front/rear of the engine (CC-0000015 is the MTH p/n).
I have a few questions before I wire and power the lights.
The LEDs must be DC, but are the 6V grain of wheat bulbs also DC voltage?
Is the 20110 LED Lighting Regulator the correct thing to use to feed these 6V lights? What is the DC output voltage of the regulator if it is connected to 18VAC of track power? I do not want to burn-out the LEDs or the grain of wheat bulbs as soon as I put voltage to them!
Thanks in advance. This is my first post here. There is so much knowledge to gain from this community!