Found several of these in mint condition at train shows or on line and decided to branch out into lighting buses. It is another diecast that I have not seen on a lot of layouts.
Dodge Route Van
Neat little diecast with outstanding graphics..perfect for lighting. Don't see many of these compact Dodge Route Vans on layouts.
Fire fighting truck
Red fire truck from the back with a lot of lighting
Ford truck show off
Nothing startling here, just three LEDs. Tough project, though, due to little hidden space for wiring. Had to get creative!
Postal service truck
While this looks suspiciously like something I posted here nearly a year ago, it is a new light scheme. I've gone with just 15 (!) for this vehicle...the earlier prototype set up was just too labor intensive.
Yet another relatively rare 1/43rd diecast that I was able to get still in the package, complete with a Pontiac billboard in 1/43rd scale.
Managed to obtain 3 of these made by National Motor Mint. Probably some sort of promotional edition. Have not seen many of them around so I'm assuming it is sort of rare. Cute as a button!
Tanks with Evan Designs LEDs added
Picked this diecast up at a good price at a train show, still in original packaging. Took some patience to get it right. Hope you enjoy seeing it.
I've been wanted to do one of these for some time. Finally got around to it.
Heavy equipment in garage
Great garage using cool white LEDs for lights!
Blue panel truck
Haven't seen a whole lot of these up for sale. Pretty simple but still pretty slick!
Florida patrol car
Had to make a FHP unit for my personal collection. I added leds to the front visors, custom push bar, head and tail lights, rear deck with red/blue alternating leds, back up lights and plate lights. Decals are from Bill. Thanks for looking.
Texas tow truck
In the midst of a building frenzy in anticipation of a two-day train show Nov. 1 & 2 at New York State Fairgrounds. This is one of three older trucks I got in a lot, all with the Texaco logo. The other two are still awaiting lighting.
While the lighting project was neither complex nor difficult, I really like the subject matter of this one. Wish I could afford a real one of these! For this one, I used chip warm whites for headlights and pico reds were just the right size for the relatively small tail lights in the rear deck's lower lid. Most difficult part of the job was drilling the holes for those lights. It also meant that the tail gate had to be glued shut.
At long last, I got this little guy all lighted up! My favorite project....so far. Interior light and lights on signs are yellow Pico chip LEDs, tail lights are red Nano chips, top light is 3-mm self-flasher and headlights are warm white SMD chips. Also added 2 100-ohm half-watt resistors to the line in to help keep the resistors on the LEDs much cooler. White glue used for lenses on the head and tail lights and the two lights on the side signs.
San Francisco police
I added leds to a 1/32 scale SFPD k-9 tahoe. Leds are random flashing. Thanks for looking.
Studebaker Golden Hawk
I've always liked the kinda quirky styling of these cars from my youth! Hard to find this one in this color at a reasonable price. SMD warm white headlights and Pico chip reds for tail lights. Drilling out the tail light openings was tricky!
A dog and a truck
Been itching to get this done and here it is...a custom-made scenario for any model rail layout! Quite a bit of thought and work went into this very small space!
Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
Always on the look-out for unusual vehicles to offer for use on model rail layouts. Got this seldom-seen little guy as part of a 9-car lot.
Chrysler Town & Country oldtimer
My latest lesson in "not-all-diecasts-are-built-the-same!" Almost every one I tackle turns out being unique in its own sometimes-frustrating way.
Awesome police car
Hello, just wanted to share my project with yah to show off your LED's and how awesome they look!
Lights on police car
Hi guys, just wanted to share another couple projects I've done with your LED's. Thank you!
NY State police cruiser
The video tells the tale. Toughest part on this on is first drilling the holes for tail lights, then getting the lenses as near to authentic as possible.
Since I live in New York and sell at train shows in this part of the world, this one was a natural!
Chevrolet taxi car
Getting ready for the Fall and Winter train shows in Western New york by completing this fairly rare Solido diecast.
Eight classic cars
Evan Designs LED lighting added to eight cars handed to me by a long-time customer. All are wired for use on an O-gauge model railroad layout. Would not have been nearly as easy without the great array of LED sizes and types from Evan Designs!
one of four diecasts handed me by a customer. It was lighted to his specifications although tail lights were just not feasible due to the way this diecast is made.
Ford ambulance vehicle
Part of a four vehicle order. A bit different from the ambulances in my stock. This one was already owned by the customer.
Police car presentation
Had a second and wanted to forward a video of my latest personal build. Its my patrol car with my new police department. Thought you'd like to see where 50+ of your LEDs (and siren, although not demonstrated) went!
Civil defence truck
Thank goodness for the Evan Designs Nano LEDs and the fact that the owner of this beauty agreed to have it done in DC only! VERY limited space inside the body but I was able, as usual, to hide the wiring and circuitry without altering the visible interior spaces of the vehicle.
Pick up vehicle
Part of a three-truck deal for a guy from PA. This is the easiest one of the lot...made complicated because it came apart in 8 different pieces! Really tricking to get it all back together after installing the Evan Designs LEDs.
Car with snow plow
A nicely detailed diecast made even neater with the addition of five Evan Designs LEDs.
This was a relatively simple project but some ingenuity was required to create the roof-top light. Got lucky and it turned out super!
Chevrolet Suburban oldtimer
Picked this neat little vehicle up for peanuts at a train show. If I ever do another one, I'm going to have do come up with a replacement for the absolutely HUGH dummy radio antenna!
State Highway patrol car
A Road Champs 55-Chevy marked State Highway patrol gets the LED treatment
Truck in front of the railroad
Here's tbe Evan Designs lighted Peterbilt stake truck as installed on the Fall Layout at historic Edgerton Model Railroad Room in Rochester, NY. (Also known in the past as PAL Railroad Heaven). I have now placed well over 200 LEDs on this layout. We have installed four power supplies just to run the LEDs and they are nearing max capacity!
Chevy Tow truck on street
Photos of the 1953 Chevy Tow truck in place on the Fall Layout at Edgerton Model Railroad Room in Rochester, NY. Currently, over 200 Evan Design LEDs on this layout in buildings, vehicles and as street lights!
Tow truck and wrecked car
I put these two together as a test of public reaction to such a package at the train shows I attend. First outing will be this coming Saturday near Buffalo.
Stake truck show-off
This Peterbilt stake truck was given to me by one of my fellow Edgerton Model Railroad Club members. It was in pieces but they were all there! So I have reassembled it and added 13-Evan Designs LEDs.
Fire chief's vehicle
Among the more popular of the vehicles I light, this one initially was prone to light leak between the body and the rear bumper when tail light LEDs were mounted in the body. Now I use Nano Chips directly in the bumper. Problem solved!
Chevy police car
Lots of these have gone across the workbench and on to other people's layouts. The Police version of the Kinsmart 57-Chevy.
American LaFrance firetruck
Not as highly detailed as some Corgi models but the paint scheme is unique
Skagway Alaska bus
Here's the latest thing to leave the work bench. First time I've built one that doesn't need external power.
White ambulance cars
Continuing to evolve the light scheme for the Kinsmart O-gauge size White ambulance. Now using dual-flashing 3-mm LEDs on the body and exposing more of the lens. Really ramped up the light output!
Ford Police Interceptor
I've added another LED to the Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor to simulate the third brake light. Gotta love those Nano Chip LEDs...they fit in truly tiny spaces!
Red ambulance vehicle
Upgrading the lighting packages for the Kinsmart ambulances to include a couple 3-mm blue/red double flashers on the front of the box plus three red/white double flashers in the light bar. All 3-mm LED openings are enlarged to show more of the bulb. 26 LEDs in total!
Corvair Monza Convertible
1/43rd scale Yat Ming 1969 Corvair Monza with 8-LED's installed for head and tail lights as well as side markers. All are Nano Chips from Evan Designs and all are AC/DC type since this is intended for model rail layouts. A challenge finding space inside for all eight bridge rectifiers. Headlights drilled out and white glue used for lenses. Outer tail lights also drilled with glue lenses painted red.