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As small business owners, we hate to disparage other small businesses in the hobby – and within model railroading, most everything qualifies as a small business. We’re all trying to make a few dollars while providing products and services our fellow modelers want. However, we hit the breaking point a couple weeks ago. Let […]
Starting next Monday (September 28) we will be auctioning a custom painted and weathered EMD/Alco “tan” ProtoThottle on eBay. ALL proceeds benefit the Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital. Please consider a bid on this unique throttle and/or share with others who may be interested. Thank you!
Most of us consider ourselves serious model railroaders – very much into prototype modeling, or at least prototype-based freelance modeling. Michael and Scott are more in the former category, I’m more in the second. But sometimes you just want to see a train run while you’re working. A bit over four years ago, Michael put […]
One of my summer projects for 2020, while spending all day, every day at home, was to finally get my railroad signal restored and up in my back yard. It’s a hodge-podge that’s the end result of 18 months of collecting the necessary parts. The head is a Union Switch & Signal H-2 style searchlight […]
Our (very) limited edition olive green faceplate ProtoThrottles are back from final machining. We assembled them last night along with a number of regular throttles. Since it’s an experimental color and there’s such a small number of them, we’ll be releasing them in the ISE Store on 5/13 at 5:13pm MDT for $513. As a […]
James McNab posted a nice write-up on his ProtoThrottle setup using CVP’s EasyDCC system. See the post here.
Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Rocky Mountain Train Show in Denver, CO, this coming weekend, March 7 & 8, 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! We will also be in attendance and around […]
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 […]