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 […]
We would like to welcome a new dealer to the ProtoThrottle family: Des Plaines Hobbies in Des Plaines, IL! They, along with Spring Creek Model Trains, are the exclusive dealers for the ProtoThrottle. If you are in the Chicago area, stop in and take a look!
For those modeling the modern era, our SoundBytes Western-Cullen-Hayes 777 bell module now has a partner! Scotty’s Model Shop has introduced an HO-scale, 3D printed bell to top your crossing signal. Get it here!
With our small farm of 3D printers used to make the Grain Belt Models line of products and other accessories for various products, a way to get consistency not only from print to print was needed, but also from printer to printer. After a couple years of fighting with inconsistency, a process was developed that […]
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 […]
One of the questions we get somewhat frequently is how to use the TrainSpotter infrared detectors and SoundBytes crossing bells with other vendors’ grade crossing modules. After all, we offer the most reliable IR detection for the model railroads in our TrainSpotter line, along with the widest variety of prototype bells in our SoundBytes. Who […]
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 donating 10% […]
Excellent modeler and good friend, James McNab, recently completed a video series for Model Railroader magazine on his Hills Line model railroad. Available to Trains.com subscribers through Trains.com Video, this series is now also available on DVD. Check it out! P.S. The ProtoThrottle might make a few guest appearances…
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 […]
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!