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.
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, this customer has made great use of the nano LEDs in the streetlights!
Making a Railroad
Unhappy with the welding effect on this Lionel accessory, this customer used our 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." Using 6 LEDs from Evan Designs, this updated caboose should be good for the rest of its life!
This upgrade to this winter layout is one of four at the historic Edgerton Model Railroad Room in Rochester, NY. Owned by the city, this layout is maintained, upgraded, and operated by an all-volunteer club of which one of our customers is a part. This lighthouse was installed as part of that winter layout facelift.
One of our customers volunteers at the historic Edgerton Model Railroad Room as part of the crew that operates, maintains, and upgrades the four layouts owned by the city in Rochester, NY. Blinking conventional lamps in passenger cars drove him nuts! With this fix, the lights no longer blink.
LEDs of the Caribbean
John Campbell's Caribbean town got an upgrade with Evan Designs LEDs. Traffic lights use bulb-style LEDs for track power for a bright and bold application of lighting.
Jack Daniel's Wood Barrel Co
Notice the basement lights in this Jack Daniel's Wood Barrel Co. building! All lights provided by Evan Designs.
This single-stall, short line engine house uses Evan Designs LEDs to light the interior.
Lots of Railroad Workers
"Great performance and a very affordable price!" That's what we like to hear when someone uses our welding kit for the first time as this customer did! This customer's O-gauge Port of New York & New Jersey Railroad features a full-service shipyard (The New York Ship Repair & Drydock Company). Check it out in the article that this customer 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. ... 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."
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.