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An operating EOT (end-of-train) warning device in HO gauge flashes a red LED. Powered by an AA battery.
MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1990 (v.57#2) pg. 78

Symposium on electronics. (1) Traffic light controller. (2) Lamp flashers. (3) Audio amplifier and noise generator. (4) Waterfall sound. (5) Pseudo-random-sequence generator.
MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1990 (v.57#2) pg. 116

Operating rules for railroad signal lights. Looks at headlight, classification lights, marker lights, etc.
MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1990 (v.57#2) pg. 160

Symposium on electronics. (1) Circuit for expanding the number of contacts of any switch machine. (2) X-block connections for single crossover. (3) Telegraph key sound effect. (4) Mars flasher. (5) Diesel sound. (6) Random light sequencer for interior building lights. (7) Traffic light synchronization.
MODEL RAILROADER May 1990 (v.57#5) pg. 102
Correction MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1990 (v.57#8) pg. 98

Symposium on electronics. (1) Illuminated car lights. (2) Arrow board adds animation to a road construction project. (3) Walk/Don't Walk modification for traffic light controller (August 1989).
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1990 (v.57#8) pg. 96

Bishop's crook station lamps. Easy-to-build working lights for your HO layout.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1990 (v.57#11) pg. 132

Diode lighting made easy.
MODEL RAILROADER Jul 1991 (v.58#7) pg. 96
Added Info MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1993 (v.60#2) pg. 136

Scratchbuilding O scale streetlights resembling old-fashioned gas lamps.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1991 (v.58#10) pg. 88

Using fiber-optics and a single light bulb to illuminate pole-mounted street lamps.
MODEL RAILROADER Apr 1992 (v.59#4) pg. 98

How to simulate flickering fires. Easy-to-build circuits for controlling microbulbs or neon lamps are powered by an old radio.
MODEL RAILROADER May 1992 (v.59#5) pg. 72

LED and bulb flasher circuits for model trains.
MODEL RAILROADER May 1992 (v.59#5) pg. 100

Working ditch lights for modern diesels. Using fiber optics to simulate the low-level headlights used to illuminate grade crossings and running gear of trains on adjacent tracks.
MODEL RAILROADER May 1992 (v.59#5) pg. 108

Build a constant-lighting unit that works with pure DC, pulsed DC, or even AC, and comes on at 1.5V. Besides providing a constant headlight, it can be configured with a flashing light to simulate a Mars light or rotating beacon.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1992 (v.59#12) pg. 124
Added Info MODEL RAILROADER Mar 1993 (v.60#3) pg. 18

Make your own locomotive headlight lenses from clear casting resin.
MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1993 (v.60#2) pg. 100

Painted power. Using conductive paint (instead of wires) to conduct electricity up lampposts, figures with lanterns, etc.
MODEL RAILROADER Feb 1993 (v.60#2) pg. 102
Added Info MODEL RAILROADER Jun 1993 (v.60#6) pg. 15

Circuit for radio tower strobe lights.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1993 (v.60#11) pg. 131
Added Info MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1994 (v.61#11) pg. 121

Pole lights for a freight yard.
MODEL RAILROADER Jun 1994 (v.61#6) pg. 108

Flicker-free car lighting. Use a small battery and a reed switch for better HO car lighting.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1995 (v.62#9) pg. 70

Flasher circuit (used in end-of-train devices, strobe lights, highway flashers, etc.) which uses the new HT2014 IC is smaller than the widely-used LM3909-based circuits.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1995 (v.62#11) pg. 120

Installing directional lighting inside an N scale locomotive where space is at a premium.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1997 (v.64#8) pg. 103

John Allen's diode triangles. Adding directional lighting to steam locomotives using a circuit that requires only a drawbar connection between engine and tender (to facilitate swapping tenders).
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1997 (v.64#10) pg. 93

Stop car-light flickering. Using electronic capacitors to eliminate the annoying flickering of interior lighting on model railroad cars.
MODEL RAILROADER Apr 1998 (v.65#4) pg. 98

Tip for installing a deck-mounted ditch light on a plastic HO scale diesel.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1999 (v.66#9) pg. 28

Landscape lighting. Easy techniques to simulate realistic outdoor residential lighting.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1999 (v.66#9) pg. 99

Brighten up your world. Some tips on lighting for realism.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1999 (v.66#12) pg. 110

Adding battery-powered running lights to locomotives. Ideas for using LEDs and fiber optics are shown.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Mar 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 158