Prototype Rails 2022

We will be attending Prototype Rails 2022 this coming weekend, January 6-8, 2022, in Cocoa Beach, FL.  If you’re in the area, or already planning to attend, please take in some great clinics and stop by our tables and say hi.  Hope to see you there! Note: Shipping of orders received Jan 5-17 may be […]

A Modelers Life Podcast

For those who missed it (or were too cheap to subscribe!), Lionel has graciously made the interview with Michael on A Modelers Life podcast available for anyone to listen.  So, in the words of Lionel Strang, go grab yourself a big bowl of shredded reading material, a tall glass of standing pond water and enjoy […]

Rebuilding the Hills Line

Excellent modeler and good friend, James McNab, recently completed a video series for Model Railroader magazine on his Hills Line model railroad.  Available to subscribers through Video, this series is now also available on DVD.  Check it out! P.S.  The ProtoThrottle might make a few guest appearances…

One More Year

Every year, Lionel Strang – host of the popular “A Modelers Life” podcast – holds a fundraiser to raise money in support of the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.  This clinic helps those going through cancer treatment to deal with the mental stress of cancer. This year, Iowa Scaled Engineering will be […]

Dwarvin’s Railroad Crossing

If you’re in the market for a simple railroad crossing system, take a look at Dwarvin’s Lamplighter Flasher and Integrated Railroad Crossing.  Dwarvin’s easy-to-use, fiber-based Lamplighter – which comes with our TrainSpotter detectors and SoundBytes bell module – makes a painless way to add crossing signals to your layout.  Give it a look!