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I know that the right thing to do is to convert over to LEDs. That is in the future. For now though I'm having trouble finding replacements for the little plastic socket bulbs in my MTH cars. I also have some Lionel cars that are set up the same way. When I open the car I'm finding burned out and melted (?) bulbs. I have accessory lights on my layout that have been operating for years off of full 19 volt track power. So there has to be something like that available.

Is there a source someone can point me to? Also are there drop-in LED upgrade kits where you just connect to the pickup wires and go!

Thanks, Scott

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I have a couple of Union Pacific Pullmans and a Santa Fe diner that still use the old-fashioned 18 volt incandescent bulbs. But I found that it was better to replace the 18 volt ones with 24 volt, for a softer interior lighting effect to match the newer LED lit cars in the trains. The 24 volt ones also seem to last longer than the 18s. Problem is, I can't find the source where I got them.  

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Thanks to everyone for the replies. The effect I want is what Vern is showing and I suspect that 24 volt bulbs are the way to go if I want them to last. The replacement bulbs I need are the ones listed at the Train Tender as 8352-18X. So I'll buy a bunch of those for now. And it seems like I need to order a couple of the LED lighting kits from Hennings for good measure.'

Regards and Thanks, S

I ordered drop-in replacement LED bulbs from BULBTOWN a few years ago. Their website is under construction and is currently offline. They have reverse polarity protection built in and work between 8 to 24 volts.  If you are looking for quick and easy, they work but are not flicker-free so keep your wheels and pickup roller clean to minimize that.  I want to say a 50-pack was around $20. They had a nice natural white light, not cool blue or yellow warm.

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I ordered drop-in replacement LED bulbs from BULBTOWN a few years ago. Their website is under construction and is currently offline. They have reverse polarity protection built in and work between 8 to 24 volts.  If you are looking for quick and easy, they work but are not flicker-free so keep your wheels and pickup roller clean to minimize that.  I want to say a 50-pack was around $20. They had a nice natural white light, not cool blue or yellow warm.

Their website appears to be functional, but would you happen to know which bulbs you are referring to?

Is it this one?

http://www.bulbtown.com/mobile...ductCode=LE-0509-01W

Thanks,

John

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