Bunza, Geoff

State: 
OR
Country: 
USA
Bio: 

Geoff Bunza started as a Model Railroader at age 6. His interest in modeling the New York Central was cemented when riding on a NYC fan trip to Harmon in 1966 behind S-Motor 110. He fed his interests through college becoming a member of the Tech Model Railroad Club (TMRC) at MIT while getting his doctorate in Electrical Engineering. He has given clinics throughout the US on scale model animation and written articles for Model Railroad Hobbyist, Railroad Model Craftsman, and the New York Central Historical Society Model Magazine. He is a life member of the NMRA and holds an Extra Class amateur radio license.


Clinics Presented:

Modeling with light: Scale model animation for model railroading

Clinician: 

Layout lighting was once relegated to headlights, coaches and "whole house" lights. The availability of bright, tiny, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and other new technology opens opportunities for modelers that go beyond the norm. This clinic will look into combining these LEDs with "new" materials and electronic control expanding modeling options even more. These dynamic lighting techniques can enliven scenes and layouts in a big way. Come and find out how to light your way!

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Three Sisters

Modeling with movement: Scale model animation for model railroading

Clinician: 

Making things move is virtually synonymous with model railroading. But making things move realistically can go way beyond movement on rails. This clinic will review different mechanisms and means to add movement to scenes, buildings, cars and models to add visible "life" to your layout. Small, scale, smooth mechanisms can be built at low cost using a variety of techniques. Come see how you can move your world!

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Three Sisters

Modeling with sound: Scale model animation for model railroading

Clinician: 

The use of sound in model railroading goes beyond DCC sound decoders in locos and cars. DCC sound decoders can also be customized for other models. Creating background layout sound has become easier to create, customize, and implement too. This clinic will explore your options for adding sound to your models and layouts, using different approaches, techniques, sources, and players. Come and find out how you can make some new joyful noise!

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Three Sisters

Prototype maintenance of way cranes and derricks

Clinician: 

This Clinic will explore the breadth and history of prototype Maintenance of Way Cranes and Derricks
and provide some modeling notes and references to models created over the years.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Three Sisters