Introduction: LED Solar Powered Model Garage.

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I'm building a model railway layout for my Father and I wanted to add some lighting to the buildings.

Whilst at a Pound/Dollar store I saw these garden solar power lights, for 1.00 Pound/Dollar each.

Then I had an Instructable thought.

Step 1: Tools & Materials Required.

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Soldering Iron.


Hot glue gun.

Rocket Glue / Super glue.

Model building, available from Model stores.

Solar garden LED light.

Assorted plastic strips, available from Model stores.

Step 2: Take the Lamp Apart.

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Take the lamp apart and disgaurd everything except the Solar panel and the circuit board.

Step 3: Cut Out the Roof.

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Cut the inside of the roof to accommodate the solar panel, use some of the plastic strip around the edges.
Then glue into place, along with the windows.

Step 4: Make a Bracket for the Curcit Board.

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Using some of the plastic strip assemble a bracket to hold the board.

Step 5: Attach the Curcit Board.

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Using the hot glue attach the board, re-solder the solar panel, and tape over the wires.

Step 6: Turn Out the Lights !

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All done.....


infernisdiem (author)2015-01-02

I am going to have to keep this in mind when I start making my buildings, a thought though is, why not get a bunch of those solar lights, rig all of the solar panels on a board, and run the wires back to a battery pack that will power the lights

inventordude14 (author)2010-01-23

  cool! im still fininshing up my train layout and ill definitly add this to it

finnrambo (author)2009-05-19

Man that's awe some I'll vote for ya.

ReCreate (author)2009-05-15

For a moment when I saw the first picture i thought that it was all real

mrbob1000 (author)ReCreate2009-05-15

same here, thats pretty sweet.

ReCreate (author)mrbob10002009-05-15

Untill i saw that water bottle,"Hey wait a minute,I giant water bottle?"

iBurn (author)ReCreate2009-05-17


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ReCreate (author)ReCreate2009-05-15

Ha man thats Funny :P

HardCoreHacker (author)2009-05-17

u are obsessed with die-cast! I have 2 admit u got me hooked

RYU F (author)2009-05-17

When i looked at it i thought it was real.

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WhyIsThisOpen (author)2009-05-15

That's a neat idea, solar powered models. You should add a picture of what the outside of the roof looks like with the solar panel.

spacepirate04 (author)2009-05-15

this is a pretty cool idea and simple.

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