Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society Show at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, NE, this coming weekend, February 15 & 16, 2020. Stop by their booth for a chance to try out the ProtoThrottle and see our Grain Belt Models grain bins and culverts in person! Spring […]
“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” And, it’s corollary, “…at the most inopportune time”. A few weeks ago, I was preparing a trio of Fox Valley Models GP60M/GP60B locomotives to use as a demonstration consist for the ProtoThrottle at Prototype Rails 2020, in Cocoa Beach, FL. DecoderPro was being used to configure and […]
Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA, this coming weekend, January 25 & 26, 2020. Stop by their booth for a chance to try out the ProtoThrottle, Realistic Control Stand Throttle and see our Grain Belt Models grain […]
Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Dallas Area Train Show in Plano, TX, this coming weekend, January 18-19, 2020. Stop by their booth for a chance to try out the ProtoThrottle, Realistic Control Stand Throttle and see our Grain Belt Models grain bins and culverts in person! Spring Creek will be on the […]
The handle upgrade kits for your ProtoThrottle are now available to order through the store. Click here.
They’re here! Premium handle upgrades for your ProtoThrottle! One long brass handle, two short brass handles, and a red plastic handle for the brake. $45 for the kit. Available at Trainfest this weekend. Special discount when purchased with a throttle at the show! Come see us at the Spring Creek Model Trains booth.
Decals are now available for the Grain Belt Models line of grain bins. These decals are available in both N-scale and HO-scale versions and represent some of the leading manufacturers of prototype grain bins. Thank you to GSI, Sioux Steel Company, and Brock Grain Systems for allowing us to provide these decals to you.
This post will take you through the steps to configure an Athearn Genesis GP40-2 with Tsunami2 decoder for use with the ProtoThrottle. Special features of this GP40-2 locomotive include flashing warning strobes on the cab roof which we can control using the ProtoThrottle. DecoderPro was used in the example below, but individual CVs can also […]
To every one who bid or helped us spread the word, we would like to say a big thanks. The two charity throttles brought in over $2300 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation! We can’t say thanks enough!
We will be auctioning off two ProtoThrottles and receivers with full proceeds donated to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, in honor of Lionel Strang, host of A Modeler’s Life podcast. Lionel received treatment for Stage 4 melanoma and he raises funds each year to help other cancer patients cope with the emotional […]