Scale Model Animation
      Making Small Models Come to Life
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Model animation — bringing models to life — adds enormously to the
      Interest and enjoyment of any layout or individual model !

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An Operating Steam Throttle You Can Customize

 

 

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SMA42 SOCS - Signal Only Command Station for Direct Wireless Control of DCC Mobile Decoders

 

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SMA35 Interactive DCC Decoders IDEC The Next Generation - Sequencing Movement Sound & Lighting v1.08

 

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Raspberry Pi for Model Railroaders   Model Railroad Hobbyist Mag, Mar 2019

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         Build a WiFi Throttle MRH RE April 2019

         Build a WiFi Throttle you can customize

 

    

     Model Railroad Hobbyist Mag, Dec 2016     Arduino_for_Modelers.pdf
     (A modeler’s introduction to the Arduino)

 

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Model Railroad Hobbyist Mag, Mar 2017  Page 204   DCC_Projects_Using_Arduino_Mar2017.pdf
(DCC projects using the Arduino)

 

 

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HO Collector Magazine,   Q4 2018
(Lionel HO for the Ages)

 

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Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine,   March 2017
(Bob’s Barber Shop)

 

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Model Railroad Hobbyist Mag, Jan 2016     Model_Working_Cranes2.pdf
(Building Four HO Scale Animated Cranes & Moving Cargo)


Model Railroad Hobbyist Mag, Dec 2015    Model_Working_Cranes1.pdf
(Building Four HO Scale Animated Cranes)


Model Railroad Hobbyist Mag, Nov 2014   Battery Powered Models in HO Scale.pdf
(Operating, remote controlled, dead-rail locomotives & models)

 

Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine,   May 2014
(A survey of projects for animating your model railroad)

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Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine, February 2012    Points_of_Light.pdf
(Using micro Light Emitting Diodes in Scale Models–Tools & Techniques)


Model Railroad Hobbyist Mag Aug 2012   Bring_a_Wrecking Crane to Life.pdf
(Detailed Construction Guide for Animating an Athearn 250 Ton Model Crane
With DCC Control of Boom, Cab, Hook Motion, Lighting, & Custom Sound)


NYCentral Modeler Magazine, 2nd Quarter 2012   Crossbucks_&_Crossing_Gates.pdf
(Construction Guide to Kitbashing Lighted Crossing Gates & Crossbucks)


Model Railroad Hobbyist Mag, Feb 2013   Teach Your Engineers to Turn_Heads.pdf
(Build an Animated HO Scale Engineer that Looks Where He is Going)


Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine, July 2013   Scale Flash_Photography.pdf
(Realistic Animated Operation of a Rail-side Photographer)

                             Clinics 2023

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NMRA 2nd Division Portland, Oregon

·       DCC Projects Beyond the Locomotive

Railway Modellers' Meet of BC

Railway Modellers Meet of British Columbia 2023 Vancouver, B.C. Canada

·      An Operating Steam Throttle

 

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PNR NMRA Convention  Tacoma, WA

 

·         WILD1: Embedded WiFi Control of DCC & DC locos and devices

·        Animation Projects for Model Railroads

·         Modeling with Magnets



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Geoff Bunza's Journal/Blog Index

 

·  SMA47 WILD1: Wireless On-Board for DC and DCC Locos and Devices from any Browser

 

·  An Operating Steam Throttle You Can Customize

 

·  SMA46 Comments on 3D Printing the Steam Throttle and Complex Builds

 

·  SMA45 Intelligence On Board – Ideas for Model Railroading Beyond Mobile DCC Control

 

·  SMA44 Mobile Power Cars for WiFi Controlled Locomotives and Mobile Rail Electronics

 

·  SMA43 Add A Working Telegrapher to Your Model Railroad

 

 

        Visit one of the great inspirations that influenced my modeling – Pendon Museum, U.K.

Photo Coutesy of The Pendon Museum, Long Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, U.K.
©Geoff Bunza 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018

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