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Amherst 2020

Amherst 2020 Clinics:

Amherst

Thursday Jan 23, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Dr. Michael Groves – Dwarvin Products – Lighting Your Scenery Without Wires, A Novel Approach

You will learn the art of implementing scenery lighting in minutes, without wiring, using a revolutionary system.  Lighting scenery adds sparkle to the detail that you have worked hard to create. However, for most of us this requires a lot of forethought and even then we end up with a wiring spaghetti. In this talk I will cover advances in lighting, what led me to develop the Dwarvin fiber optic lighting system, and how to use it. A very high intensity light source allows the use of fiber optics for you to design lighting into your buildings, street lamps, cars, trees…whatever you can imagine. A hands-on demonstration will be provided.

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Michael Groves – Dwarvin Products - Designing Lighting for your Layout

This clinic will help a person decide on their lighting needs.  It will cover 

  • The different requirements for illuminating versus just seeing a light.
  • How bright should the lights be (their luminosity) for various applications,
  • Spacing between lights,
  • Directionality of lighting - i.e. how much of an area should a light illuminate,
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various lighting approaches - LED & Fiber Optics 
  • Cost considerations
  • Examples of lighting done well 

 

Friday January 24th 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Dr. Michael Groves – Dwarvin Products – Lighting Your Scenery Without Wires, A Novel Approach

You will learn the art of implementing scenery lighting in minutes, without wiring, using a revolutionary system.  Lighting scenery adds sparkle to the detail that you have worked hard to create. However, for most of us this requires a lot of forethought and even then we end up with a wiring spaghetti. In this talk I will cover advances in lighting, what led me to develop the Dwarvin fiber optic lighting system, and how to use it. A very high intensity light source allows the use of fiber optics for you to design lighting into your buildings, street lamps, cars, trees…whatever you can imagine. A hands-on demonstration will be provided.

 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Michael Groves and Mike Dettinger – Lighting Trenton Bridge

Michael and Mike will walk you through the design of the Trenton Bridge T-Trak module.  From concept, to in progress photos we examine this creative use of the Dwarvin Lighting system in the hope that it will inspire your creativity.

Bio:

Dr. Michael Groves was trained as a physicist in Australia and has worked in the medical field all his life in the USA, first in development, then sales and marketing.  Since retirement he has been able to focus more attention on his train layout, but became frustrated with the amount of wiring involved to provide even a small level of lighting.  It was this that drove him to use his physics skills to develop a novel way of lighting without wiring using fiber optics.  Dwarvin Enterprises Ltd. was formed in April 2018 to commercialize this idea and is a family business that involves his wife, children and grandchildren.

Presenter's e-mail address:  Michael@Dwarvin.com