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, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W photographs and illustrations.