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Adding action to your layout. (1) Kite on a wire that is moved by a fan. (2) Airplane on a wire that goes around in circles.
MODEL RAILROADER Apr 1991 (v.58#4) pg. 106

An operating (revolving) windmill for N and HO scales is powered by an aquarium pump.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1991 (v.58#11) pg. 116

Magic wire animation. Using shape-memory wire as the "motor" to animate a crossing gate
MODEL RAILROADER Mar 1993 (v.60#3) pg. 100

Animation on the Lone Pine & Tonopah RR. A collection of ideas for realistic motor-driven scale animation that operates smoothly.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1993 (v.60#11) pg. 90

Video animation. Add life to your layout with a VCR and mini-TV. Small TVs are enclosed inside large, multi-story buildings. Recorded scenes of people are seen through the windows and add realism.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1996 (v.63#12) pg. 108

Build a working coal tipple. PVC pipe, a 1" auger bit, and a windshield-wiper motor are the main components.
MODEL RAILROADER Jul 1999 (v.66#7) pg. 84

Motorized weathercock (weather vane) for a model building changes direction as the "wind" shifts.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] May 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 269

Swans "swim" on a canal by means of magnets mounted on both the swan and a chain drive beneath the "water".
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Jun 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 303

Fallsbridge, an OO gauge scenic layout that uses animation. An introduction to the art of building figures, making things move and controlling them automatically. Includes scenic animation, model airplane flyer, blacksmith, etc.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Dec 1990 (v.7#12) pg. 647

Fallsbridge. An extensive collection of animated accessories for a model railroad layout. Part 2. (1) Lawn mower. (2) Tennis match. (3) Modeling a dry stone wall.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Jan 1991 (v.8#1) pg. 35

Fallsbridge. Part 3. (1) Playground. (2) Market day. (3) Garden activities. (4) Various workmen.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 68

Fallsbridge. Part 4. (1) Automobile on road. (2) Boat lock activity. (3) Rowboat.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Mar 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 137

Fallsbridge. Part 5. (1) Water wheel. (2) Horse and rider. (3) Various farm activities. (4) Railroad wagon shunting. (5) Disappearing train passengers.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Apr 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 190

Fallsbridge. Part 6. (1) Ducks on a pond. (2) Fish in a pond. (3) Cattle. (4) People waving and moving.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] May 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 224