This section describes some of the techniques used in the construction of the SJ&T.
The Burning Embers
The burning embers effect of the hobos' campfire is created through the use of fiber optics. The hobo campfire which was originally built by Jeff Dutton has had its flickering incandescent red/yellow painted lamp replaced by a fiber optic fire simulator. A rotating disc illuminates the fiber bundle that imitates the effects of dancing hot embers of a burning campfire. Additional information on the construction of the campfire can be found in Shelly Levy's article "Modeling a Campfire" in the January 2009 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman magazine. (RM)
Click here to see the video (5.7 mb) of the burning embers
(SL) Shelly Levy (RM) Ron Morse
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