While most typical MRServo installations are done beneath the layout, one of our customers had a unique situation where the area under the turnout was obstructed. Many thanks to Tim Mann for sharing this method and sending us photos of his installation. Tim’s full set of installation pictures can be found on his Flickr page.
Many of you already know that Iowa Scaled makes both kinds of detectors – an optical detector known as the CKT-IRSENSE, and a current detector known as the CKT-BD1. When discussing detectors a few months back, Michael and I thought it would be interesting to compare ours with the various other products on the market […]
Turnout position indicators on a fascia or control panel can be easily made using 3-pin bi-color (red/green) LEDs. Fortunately, driving them with MRServo is easy.
We are now taking advance registrations for the ProtoThrottle – the most realistic way to operate a model diesel locomotive. http://protothrottle.com/ The website contains a form that you can fill out to register which includes a discount on our first pre-orders. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. You can also download the ProtoThrottle manual […]
A common question about the ProtoThrottle is how to configure the headlights on a locomotive to work best with the throttle. The ProtoThrottle has two prototypical headlight switches, one for the front, the other for the rear.
Merry Christmas to all of you out there! Due to travel and spending time with our respective families, Michael and I will both be out during various parts of the next two weeks, and as such shipments will likely be a bit delayed. Thanks for your understanding, and things will get back to normal after […]
Not everything we develop for Iowa Scaled is destined to be a product. As part of our demo layout that we take to shows to demonstrate our “Interlocking In A Box” product, we needed a set of throttles – one to control each main line. There was no particular need for DCC as the two […]
One of our customers was trying to build an accessory decoder using our I2C-RELAY16 to drive a bank of relays for high current loads, and they were having a bit of trouble. So, I thought I’d sit down and work through the issues tonight, as I’ve always thought having an accessory decoder with isolated, high […]
Our day jobs are taking us away (some farther than others…) the week of April 24-28. We are still available for technical support, but expect some delays. Shipment of orders will resume May 1.
Ever wanted to control some real world hardware with your Raspberry Pi? Every now and then, we get questions about using either our I2C-RELAY16 or I2C-XIO boards from the Pi, and it’s been on my eternal backlog list of “I should do a quick article on that…” So let’s break this logjam and get down […]