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Realistic Animation, Lighting & Sound

 

Author:

Kent Johnson

Publisher:

Kalmbach Publishing Co.

Published:

2000

ISBN:

0-89024-338-7

Pages:

80

Type:

softbound

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

1

4

Animation on the Lone Pine & Tonopath RR
Motion transfer methods, log dumper, dancers, log loading boom, moving automobiles, neon lights, rotating fuel oil and water spouts, sawmill equipment, scrap-metal loading crane, sunset/sunrise, traffic lights, and electromagnet uncouplers.

2

10

Build an Operating Tunnel Curtain
A tunnel portal door that moves up and down, responds to trains detection in the track.

3

14

Build a Working Coal Tipple
An operating session's worth of coal is stored in the tipple and actually unloaded into hoppers.

4

18

An Operating Windmill
Using vibration to cause the windmill's fan to rotate.

5

20

Build a Slow-motion Crossing Gate Drive
A Tortoise controls the gate.

6

22

Build a Three-position Semaphore Mechanism
Using Switch Master motors and block detection to control the semaphore.

7

27

Amaze Your Friends with a Working Wig-Wag
Motorized wig-wag construction is described.

8

35

Go Fly a Kite! (or an Airplane)
Kite animated via a fan, and a child flies a radio-controller airplane.

9

38

Tale of a Turning Head
The engineer of an O-scale RS-3 rotates his head as the engine changes direction.

10

42

Magic Water
Simulate moving water using a two-way mirror and tinsel agitated via a fan.

11

44

Video Animation
Play a video on a small screen embedded in a building to show live inside.

12

48

Brighten Up Your World
Controlling light in the layout room to simulate nighttime. Using lights in structures.

13

50

Diode Lighting Made Easy
Constant intensity headlights, locomotive classification lights, tender back-up lights, and diesel directional head lights.

14

56

Fiber Optics in Model Railroading
How to work with fiber optics, light sources, Christmas decorations, carousel lighting, aligning fibers with bulbs.

15

60

Light Up the Night With Neon
Modeling neon signs, sources for lettering, fluorescent paper, UV lamp placement.

16

64

Painted Power
Using a conductive pen to paint traces for routing power to street lights, and figures.

17

67

Landscape Lighting
Make a lamppost for front yard lighting.

18

69

Bishop's Crook Station Lamps
How to make antique, ornate station lamps.

19

72

How to Simulate Flickering Fires
Using a transistor radio for random flickering.

20

75

Pole Lights for a Freight Yard
Using pole lights in a yard to identify uncoupler magnets.

21

77

A Carload of Sound
Installing a sound module in a boxcar.