Are you looking for a way to really take your model train to the next level? Would you like to make it appear, sound, and believe it or not, even smell more realistic? The best way to achieve your goal is to add multimedia. Due to the advances that have been seen in recent years in the field of electronics and technology, the sky is the limit. Use your imagination and creativity to make your model train something that will amaze the crowds. Consider some of the following types of multimedia that you could add.
What Kind of Multimedia You Can Add
While there is a dazzling array of multimedia that could be added to your set, the following are the most popular and the easiest to add. Each and every one of the multimedia types that will be mentioned, be it audio, video, pictures, or other special effects, will do wonders to make your set breathtakingly realistic.
A very spectacular element that you can add is video. Many in recent years have chosen to add a video background to their model train set. This background can be composed of several different elements. Some choose to thus add a changing climate to their set, a truly spectacular touch. You could also add animals, cars, trucks, other trains, and anything else that comes to your mind.
Another idea that is very easy and economical to implement is that of adding audio, or sounds to your train track. You can buy tapes or compact disks at nearly every store nowadays that contain “life sounds”. This is a very important element to increase the realness of your layout. When watching your train circle the tracks while hearing the sounds of everyday life, people will truly be drawn into the event.
Another way to make your train set realistic is to add pictures. They can be added in several different ways. You could use them to complement the background, the scenery, or anywhere else you feel appropriate. You will thus be able to model your track after a specific decade, a very nice effect.
If you have ever seen a train set with special effects built in, such as fog coming out of the train’s exhaust, lightning crashing in the background, and the likes, you know how realistic that makes the set. You can do the same to your set by using some creativity and adding these elements.
Just imagine incorporating all of the aforementioned multimedia into your set. You could be seeing a storm video on your video background, hear thunder booming in the background, and see bolts of lightning crashing down. Although a lot of labor would be included in adding these elements, the results would be well worth the effort.
Don’t be afraid to be bold. Use your imagination, add multimedia to your set, and bring it to the next level!