Amherst Railway Society - meeting - October, 2019Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Lighting Without Wiring for Model Railroads
Over the last two decades, model railroaders have benefited from a long list of technical changes. Everything from digital operation, to sound decoders, to capacitors, to LED lighting, to near-brass quality plastic models. It’s a good time to be a model railroader. Now comes another technical advance that will change model railroad lighting - fiber optics. On Wednesday, October 9, Michale Groves, founder of Dwarvin Enterprises, will present a new system to illuminate model railroads. Frustrated with the amount of wire needed to light even a small area of a model railroad, Groves developed a novel way of illuminating railroad models with fiber optics. No wires. The Dwarvin system uses a high intensity light source that is specifically designed to efficiently get light into fibers to light buildings, street lamps, cars, trees, ,,, whatever you can imagine. Michael will not only explain the Dwarvin system, he will also offer hands-on experience to anyone in the audience that wants to try installing fiber optic lighting for themselves Originally from Australia, Michael Groves is a physicist who worked in the medical field in the US. Now retired, Groves is devoting his time to his personal model railroad, and developing the Dwarvin fiber optic lighting system. Dwarvin Enterprises - dwarvin.com - is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Amherst Railway Society meetings are open to the public.