Favorite dealer, lighting, etc.
My favorite dealer:
Discount Model Trains 4641 Ratliff Lane, Addison, Texas 75001
Tel: 972-931-8135; Toll-free: 800-387-2460 They have an excellent
selection of MicroTrains Z, no Marklin. Not much in the way of Z
structures, accessories, etc. They are looking for a new location at this
time, and will become a Marklin dealer after they move. They do mailorder
and have been very reliable and easy to deal with.
The posts on lighting were very <enlightening> :-). I have one question
about the use of LEDs: why is it desirable to use fiber optics as opposed
to situating the LEDs directly in the structures? LEDs would seem to be
the ideal light source because they are relatively inexpensive, last for
years, use little power (i.e., they are extremely efficient) and they last
roughly forever. They are susceptible to overvoltages, so you would have
to be careful to make sure the power supply never exceeds their