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ConfederateSwede14 Jan 2017 5:57 a.m. PST

I bought a set of miniature Lamp posts, it comes with wire for lighting.


As I'm a total beginner what do I need to light them up?

AICUSV14 Jan 2017 6:17 a.m. PST

You need a 6 volt power pack or some type of 6 volt power source. Usually a cheap HO train transformer (power pack) will work. Did they come with wiring instructions?

ConfederateSwede14 Jan 2017 6:25 a.m. PST

I just ordered them, so I don't know. What should I search for on ebay? Surely there must be some cheap chinese alternative.

Vigilant14 Jan 2017 8:42 a.m. PST

Probably, but I wouldn't want to risk cheap Chinese electronics! Sounds like a good way to burn your house down to me based on the issues you see with cheap battery or mobile phone chargers from that part of the world.

ConfederateSwede14 Jan 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

Not sure if a 6 volt power source is that dangerous :)

no one knows what system I need to buy/search for?

Dagwood14 Jan 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

It's not the 6 volts that is dangerous, its the 240 or 110 volts on the other side of the transformer. We had a 5V phone charger catch fire in work last week.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member14 Jan 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

There are many model RR sites to look at. Here is one:


Also, you tube has lots of videos. Here's one:

YouTube link

Personal logo McLaddie Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2017 5:58 p.m. PST

I've gotten them. Very reasonable price. I just wanted the lamp posts. I cut the wires and based them.

ConfederateSwede15 Jan 2017 3:37 a.m. PST

looks very complicated…are there any bulbs that look like they're lit?

Karl von Hessen Inactive Member18 Mar 2017 4:51 p.m. PST

Just use kerosene torches, no electronics to worry about.

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