Use Evan Designs' lighting to bring your H-scale service stations to life!
Vintage Service Station
Even in full daylight, Evan Designs LEDs are bright enough to emphasize the detail of your project!
Aluminum Train Before and After
Switching from incandescents to LEDs is a big job, but we're here to help every step of the way. In this set of El Capitan 15- and 16-inch aluminum cars, the stock lighting wasn't doing enough, so this modeler switched to Evan Designs LEDs. What a difference! With a bridge rectifier and capacitor installed in each LED, flicker between pick-ups is virtually eliminated with breaks in the track. Beautiful and efficient - that's Evan Designs.
Pennsylvania Steam Train
"I am in love all over again!" This 5495 with its new LED headlight courtesy of Evan Designs looks stunning. Amazing retrofit!
Oldtimer in Garage
This vintage car uses Evan Designs LEDs to bring it back to life!
Another train station that uses Evan Designs LEDs.
This train model uses Evan Designs products to light its way. With a microswitch under the train, you can easily turn your LED setup on and off. Our fire kit creates a fun and realistic furnace light for your train's coal-fired engine.
Trains Ready to Go
"I am VERY happy with your LED in my 5495 at right," says Bill Lane. And we love that his new train lights look perfect with his locomotives!
After replacing the weak lamps in the MTH Mel's Drive-In accessory with over 50 Evan Designs LEDs, this customer said "the difference is dramatic to say the least!"
This adorable barber shop is lit using Evan Designs LEDs in warm white.
This Webb's Transfer uses Evan Designs LEDs.
Seniors on the Porch
These Bluewater Yachts use warm white Evan Designs LEDs for the porch lights.
This courthouse is lit inside and out using Evan Designs LEDs in warm white.
A multitude of Evan Designs LEDs are used in this scale model of a refinery in the desert.
Paper Mill Model
Evan Designs provided the LEDs for the exterior lighting of this paper mill. This set of buildings is part of a club layout based on a paper mill in Cudahy, Wisconsin.
Port of New York and New Jersey
This railroad uses Evan Designs LEDs, which are working away in the shipyard on the pike.
Train Exiting Tunnel
This Grande Pacific Model RR uses Evan Designs LEDs!
Retro Mel's Drive in
This MTH Mel's Drive-In was retrofitted with Evan Designs LEDs. 51 lights were required to achieve this result. Styrene boxes were built for rooftop sign lighting, and LEDs were also added under the eaves to light the area around the outside.
Another customer installed Evan Designs LED headlights in their HO-gauge F3 Locomotive.
Plows clear the roads in this snowy scene that features Evan Designs' fire truck siren and several lights.
Evan Designs' 5mm slow warning flasher. As this customer said, "This is an awesome fix. The MTH board smoked/blew up upon hookup to 14v. This $3.55 was a great fix and improvement over the original."
As you can see from the video, I am making great use of the nano LED's in my streetlights!
Making a railroad
Unhappy with the welding effect on this Lionel accessory, I used the Evan Designs Welding Kit to bring the scene to life!
Lighted Lionel porthole caboose
A regular customer asked me to upgrade the original single-bulb incandescent light in this post-war Lionel porthole caboose. Six LEDs, one capacitor, one bridge rectifier and four diodes later, it should be good to go for the rest of its life!
this is a sparking effect using 3mm cool white bulbs.
An upgrade is underway on the Winter layout,one of four at historic Edgerton Model Railroad Room in Rochester, NY. Owned by the city, it is maintained, upgraded and operated by an all-volunteer club of which I am a part. This lighthouse is to be installed as part of that Winter layout facelift.
I volunteer at Edgerton as part of the crew that operates, maintains and upgrades the 4 layouts owned by the city here in Rochester, NY. Blinking conventional lamps in passenger cars drive me nuts! With this fix, there are no more blinks.
Alert in firehouse
Returned from the UP of Michigan Friday and finished the firehouse.
Using Evan Designs LEDs
Jack Daniel's Wood Barrel Co
Jack Daniel's Wood Barrel Co.
notice the basement lights
single stall short line engine house
A lots of railroad workers
Just a note to tell you how pleased I am with your LED welding kit. Thanks--great performance and a very affordable price! This was my first experience with your product line, and I was pleased I selected your kit for my modeling needs when I browsed Walther's on-line catalog.
My O-gauge Port of New York & New Jersey Railroad features a full-service shipyard (The New York Ship Repair & Drydock Company. You can check it out in the article I wrote and illustrated in the February 2012 issue of Classic Toy Trains magazine.) I have several welding scenes, and they were in need of appropriate lighting. I have tried other products on the market, but they are more expensive and conventional lighting ultimately burns out and is difficult to replace in inaccessible areas.
(Unfortunately, I submitted my article to CTT for publication a year ago; had I illustrated it more recently, your welders would have been hard at work and I would have plugged Evans Designs in my captions!)
Check out this welder on the left--a low-resolution image. The welding figures are by Woodland Scenics with a Lionel switch engine and Arttista figure completing the scene. I removed the blue LED, because it was too intense only 20 inches from the edge of my layout. Your suggestion to use a tuft of a cotton ball worked very well--you can't distinguish what it is, but it masks the LEDs and creates a smoke-like effect. It's especially dramatic "at night."
It was more difficult for me to take this photograph as I really had to stretch across the layout to take a time exposure of a welder at work on the steamer Lady Di in drydock. The blue light appears too intense in the photo, but as this scene is four feet from where the viewer stands, the effect works well. Again, a tuft from a cotton ball helps to dim the blue light. I may add a bit more to dim the blue LED some more.
Well, I couldn't resist providing some feedback. Now I look forward to perusing your home page for other products that appeal! (By the way, your instructions for the LED kit don't provide your homepage address; I found it via Google.)
Thanks again and all the best for 2012,
Captain, USN (Ret.)
An old Marx 490 locomotive I repaired and when it came to installing a light bulb I went with your 5mm LED. A couple wraps of electrical tape to snug the LED in the light portal and one lead under the brush plate mounting nut and the other I drilled and tapped into the original bulb socket. I love how it looks!
Star drive-in sign
Since I normally concentrate on lighting 1/43rd scale vehicles for layouts, this is a bit off my beaten track. Turned out okay, though!
The owner of this car wondered why Lionel didn't put a rear facing red light on this observation car from the Polar Express. Thanks to Evan Design, and after about 90-minutes working on it, I was able to make it happen. Caution: these cars are tricky to disassemble! The "How-To" for that was found on the web.
Main Street on the Fall layout
A "night time" view of the Main Street on the Fall layout at Edgerton Model Railroad Room, Rochester, NY. All lighting, with the exception of Mel's Diner and the service station, was done with Evan Designs LEDs. Those two accessories will soon also get the treatment. I've added so many LEDs to this layout, we have had to install 4 power supplies dedicated just to them!
I have just posted a video on youtube. The video is of the forest fire scene at the Greeley Freight Station Museum. This scene uses 6 Evan Designs fire kits and several Evan Design blinking LEDs on vehicles.