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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CREATIVE EFFECTS for your Model Railroad Softcover
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Author: Paul M. Newitt, with technical assistance by Kermit Paul, and scale sound assistance by Jim Wells.
Softcover, 2005, 8.5 x 11, 200 pages, over 500 black and white photographs, 65 diagrams, index.

Bring your model railroad to life with the kind of effects that will make your layout literally blossom with excitement. Learn how to create lighting, animation and scale sound effects for your layout with A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CREATIVE EFFECTS, which can easily be used for all scales and by all skill levels. Think how dynamic and functional your layout will become when you operate trains within an animated scale world that will show off your favorite locomotives and rolling stock to their absolute best effect.

You can do much to recreate the era and the location that you model by creating the appropriate effects yourself. You can enhance operations through an entirely new world that you create to your own precise specifications, all with the help of this imaginative book, written by modelers who have the experience and the knowledge to show you how it's done.

Two-and-a-half years of dedicated research went into the the production of A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CREATIVE EFFECTS, and it shows! It's an incredible resource that describes in just the right detail how to use lighting, animation and sound to create an envious environment in any scale!

CREATIVE EFFECTS begins with basic electrical and wiring techniques, then quickly moves on to the chapters that discuss the actual "creative effects". Over 500 photographs and 65 diagrams provide instant demonstration, as well as thorough support to the narrative. They are a highlight of the book.

More than 60 model railroad products, as well as general hobby shop items, are shown, with detailed instruction on how to use and operate them; some in new ways to make the exact effects you want that will bring your layout to the final stage of completion.

Introduction. Includes useful information on using CREATIVE EFFECTS.
-- Chapter 1. Electrical Primer.
-- Chapter 2. Wiring Techniques.
-- Chapter 3. Lighting Effects
-- Chapter 4. Track Effects
-- Chapter 5. Animation Effects
-- Chapter 6. Sound Effects
-- Chapter 7. Scenery Effects
-- Chapter 8. Theatrical Effects
-- Chapter 9. Effects Operations
-- Chapter 10. Source Guide