I'm someone who mostly works with styrene kits. These days real space and SF ships.
The reason I'm posting here is that I don't have much knowledge regarding electronics, especially when it comes to mucking about with resistors, etc., while using LEDs for lighting.
I encountered some interesting model railroad lighting accessories at the local Johnny's Toys, which has a huge train section. They had a wide variety of lights and other goodies which I think I may be able to adapt to my models fairly easily and economically.
I figure I can get a decent generic DC adapter from the local Radio Shack. My question right now regards bulb lifetimes: how long do various bulbs last, as long as you don't have them on several hours every day, as you might (say) at a model building contest or convention?
I would think they would display a decent life, as I imagine most railroaders wouldn't be too happy about changing bulbs very often.
Any advice that anyone cares to offer would be deeply appreciated.