A Beginner's Guide to Creative Effects for your Model Railroad

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9780976086406: A Beginner's Guide to Creative Effects for your Model Railroad
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Comprehensive book on wiring and animating your model railroad. Covers basic wiring, lighting, sound, special effects, signaling, scenery effects. Also offers a complete source guide for products.

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Paul's childhood interest in model railroading lead him to explore how creative objects could be combined with mechanicl motion to produce unique overall special effects. Paul has a BS in Design from UC, Davis. His portfolio includes projects ranging from logo, book & catalog design to photography, scale models and TV and Movie props design. In 1999 Paul designed and built the country's first science fiction museum in Old Sacramento. In A Beginner's Guide to Creative Effects for Your Model Railroad, Paul brings his extensive experience to the model railroader and explains how to create an animated layout in terms that are easily understood and applied.

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How I wish I had this book when I built animations for the Los Alto Museum Layout. --Bob Brown, Narrow Gauge Gazette

There is a lot of creative meat in this book for modelelers of all levels of experience. It's well written and well produced...Things are explained in simple terms and clear illustrations...this book is highly recommended. --Garden Railways Magainze..Dec 05

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Book Description J-T Publishing, 2005. softcover. Condition: New. Have you always wanted to make creative effects for your model railroad, but didn't know how? Many off-the-shelf items in lighting, animation, and sound are available and are easy to operate. Learn to make an operating crane by using gear motors and a remote controller, build a working conveyor loader, or an operating turntable that moves at scale speed. Animate a waterfall, create smoke, simulate fire, and project theatrical type lighting. These are only a few of the many items covered in this book. Learn how to make a working crossing gate with lights, a simple track signal system, or a street system with moving cars and trucks. New ideas and materials are explained to the novice modeler with easy-to-understand instructions, photographs, and diagrams. Contents: Electrical Primer; Wiring Techniques; Lighting Effects; Track Effects; Animation Effects; Sound Effects; Scenery Effects; Theatrical Effects; Effects Operations; Source Guide. J-T Publishing, softcover, 200 pages, 8.5 x 11 x. 5 in., Black and White photographs and illustrations. book. Seller Inventory # jtp406

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