O Gauge LED Passenger Car Lighting

This page includes information on the basic LED passenger board, tail-end lighting, and vestibule lighting. For more specialized applications, see the special applications section. The LED Passenger Car Lighting Board is fully equipped and ready for installation in your car.  This page features specific applications for common applications.

Announcement:  The former 14″ board is being replaced with a 15.625″ long board.  Boards are in stock!  Working to update the site to support all the applications.  Most all the features below will be preserved or enhanced.  This will affect the basic passenger car kits, and both the heavyweight and streamline passenger car kits.  The baggage car lighting will no longer be offered as the new board will replace it.  Additional features will be 9 LEDs, ability to shorten to 10.125″ or 5.5″, and ability to support tail-end applications with out an additional board (some increase in price)!  New lower prices.  Working to upgrade all sections below.  Basic kits already updated!  Email me directly with questions/orders.

Features of passenger kit include:

  • 9 Warm white LEDs, wide angle, high brightness
  • Continuously adjustable LED brightness from off to full using a small screwdriver, pre-adjusted to typical lighting levels
  • Full brightness is reached with less than 10 VAC to the track- Great for conventional operation
  • Flicker free LED Lighting during dropouts due to track gaps or switches
  • Plug & Play for MTH Premier coach cars w/ MTH connector
  • Non-MTH passenger cars come with two 6″ wires and connector to the board
  • Attaches to underside of roof with double sided foam tape (supplied)
  • Provides vetibule lighting for 18″ cars, may be added for longer cars
  • Fits any passenger car with an interior length of at least 15 5/8″
  • For shorter cars, the board may be decreased in length to 10 1/8” or 5.5″
  • What to do with the cutoffs?  Just add a strip supply and put in another car!
  • Easily supports 80′ cars (20″) and can be expanded to support longer or associated vestibules
  • 84′ scale cars supported with minor mods
  • Typically uses 15-30ma at common brightness settings per car (Ten LED equipped passenger cars require less than 1/2 amp), examples of brightness and the current draw are shown below 
  • Works with DCC, DCS, TMCC, and conventional voltage levels
  • For tail-end cars (observaion, platform, parlor etc.) order from Tail-end listing
  • Separate lighting available for Bi-level, Vista Domes, RPOs and combines (and others) – Check out Special Passenger Applications for some examples or email me with your needs for more informatio