My Library - Magazine Articles By Dr. Geoff Bunza

Scale Model Animation: Adding Life to a Layout

Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-05
After introducing the concept of telling a story through realistic animation, the author describes how to build a mechanical timing and sequencing system for turning on lights in a building. He also introduces using a programmable sequencer board, how to model the animation involved with a grade crossing, and using DCC sound decoders outside of locomotives. There is a sidebar on the Arduino, and several programming scripts that can be used for programming the Arduino. Example projects included are an animated M.O.W. crane, an animate figure next to an airplane, and a conductor moving up and down a passenger car.