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!
Infesting model railroads, one SoundBytes module at a time. Or three. Three are certainly better than one. Get yours today before their life cycle ends.
We will be at the St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers (RPM) Meet this coming Friday and Saturday (July 30-31, 2021). Stop by our tables, say hi, and see our line of products, including some new ones this year! ProtoThrottle – Realistic Control Stand Throttle Trainspotter – Rock Solid Train Detection New! Motorman – Automatic Reversing […]
One of the unique uses of the ARD-LTC2499 24-bit Analog to Digital Convert Shield is to measure thermocouples directly. Conventional solutions for digitizing thermocouples use a MAX31855 or MCP9600 to convert the voltage to a usable temperature, but these solutions need one part for each thermocouple sensor, and the part is tied specifically to the […]
Thank you to everyone who joined the ProtoThrottle Q&A today. For those who missed it, or would like to go back and review the presentation, you can view the recording on YouTube: The slides from the presentation are available here. The demonstration videos can also be found on YouTube:
Please don’t power electronics from your old “DC” power pack. It’s a rare day when I see a layout that doesn’t have a cheap train set power pack powering some accessory somewhere in a corner. It makes me shudder every time I see it, because if it’s powering any electronics, that’s just asking for trouble. […]