Two-and-a-half years of dedicated research has produced "A Beginner's Guide To CREATIVE EFFECTS For Your Model Railroad", an incredible 200-page book that describes how to use lighting, animation and sound, to create an immersive environment in any scale!

Written for all skill levels, this book describes basic electrical and wiring techniques followed by chapters on creative effects. Over 600 (b&w) photos and 65 diagrams highlight this book. More than 60 model railroad-specific products, as well as general hobby shop items are presented, with detailed instruction on how to use and operate; some in new ways to make "creative effects" for your layout.

This Book Features:

Structure Lighting
Lamps and LEDs
How to Use Circuit Boards
Simple Signal Systems
Operating Turntables
Motors and Linkage
Crossing Gates with Sound and Lights
Operating Wrecking Crane
Scale Sound
Waterfall & Fire Effects
Theatrical Lighting
Remote Controls
Sources Guide
High Quality Printing

Chapters Include:

Chapter One: Electrical Primer
Chapter Two: Wiring Techniques
Chapter Three: Lighting Effects
Chapter Four: Track Effects
Chapter Five: Animation Effects
Chapter Six: Sound Effects
Chapter Seven: Scenery Effects
Chapter Eight: Theatrical Effects
Chapter Nine: Effects Operations
Chapter Ten: Source Guide

Book Specifications:

614 Photos (B&W)
65 Diagrams
200 Pages (8-1/2" x 11")
Full-Color Cover (Softcover)
High Quality Printing
ISBN 0-9760864-0-9
Retail Price: $28.95
Makes the perfect gift for the Model Railroader!

 

WHERE (& HOW) TO GET THIS BOOK

The publisher of this book, "J-T Publishing" believes in supporting your local model railroad store or hobby shop first. Therefore, we encourage you to ask at your local store for this book. They can order it for you if it is not already in stock. We have experienced a lot of popularity with our book at local model railroad stores, so they may temporarily be out of stock, so keep trying.

 

 

 

 

REVIEWS AND ADVERTISING

See the October 2005 issue of "N-Scale Railroading" for a mention and short review.
See the Nov/Dec 2005
issue of "Short Line & Narrow Gauge GAZETTE" for a review.
The October 2005 issue of "Model Railroader" includes a 1/4 page ad for the book.

(for dealers only)
- See the October 2005 issue of "Hobby Merchandiser's iHobby Convention Show Program",
- Look for our insert in the October 2005 issue of "Model Retailer" magazine.