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Drill sizes for our Lamplighter™ products

Whilst each product on our site has an indication of the best hole size to use for each, here is a useful table to use as a guide.  A snug fit is r...
Dwarvin Featured in January MRR 2021 Magazine

Dwarvin Featured in January MRR 2021 Magazine

In the January 2021 issue of Model Railroader Magazine, pages 56-58 Paul McCarty described his experience with using the fiber optic system from D...
How to Size and Space Out Lights on a Model Train Layout

How to Size and Space Out Lights on a Model Train Layout

When deciding on how to place lights on a layout it is important to consider how prototypical you want the layout to look.   This blog provides typical scaled size of lights for N scale layouts, HO, ON30 and O Gauge, as well as recommended spacings.

How to Light a Building with the Lamplighter System in 5 Steps

How to Light a Building with the Lamplighter System in 5 Steps

Forget LED's! Learn how to light a building with the Lamplighter System in 5 steps.
How to fix uneven lighting from a Lamplighter box

How to fix uneven lighting from a Lamplighter box

Sometimes you will find that not all of the fibers inserted into a Lamplighter box  provide an even light. Most of the time this is due to only a...
Lighting your cars with Fiber Optics

Lighting your cars with Fiber Optics

Well, it is a simple task once you’ve done it several times!! In this paper I will demonstrate a simple way to put lighting into you cars, head, ta...

Garden Lighting Coming Soon

We at Dwarvin know that wired lights in a garden environment are less than desirable due to the effect that weather can have on the wiring, no matt...
Creative Lighting by Steve Juranics

Creative Lighting by Steve Juranics

When lighting a building, I, Michael Groves, generally just stick a fiber into the building, maybe supported by a hollow plastic stirring straw (t...
Dwarvin Wins Most Innovative Product of 2019!

Dwarvin Wins Most Innovative Product of 2019!

The 2020 Reader's Choice votes came in for Model Railroader Magazine and Dwarvin was elected the winner of The Most Innovative Product of 2019!  W...
Dwarvin Featured in Model Railroader Magazine

Dwarvin Featured in Model Railroader Magazine

Read the Dwarvin feature in the step-by-step article of MRR Magazine, written by Cody Grivno - and see how he replaces unused incandescent lamps with Dwarvin's Lamplighter System and Globe lamps. 
Bending Fibers

Bending Fibers

Items needed to bend your fiber optic: So let’s say you want to make a fiber conform to the shape of a house to put Christmas lights up on it.  Or ...
Dwarvin Featured on Model Railroader Video

Dwarvin Featured on Model Railroader Video

Installing a Dwarvin Lamplighter System Cody' Workshop, that was just released Jan 28th, has a video focusing on Dwarvin in their Model Railroader ...
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