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. […]
New from Iowa Scaled Engineering, the Motorman is an automatic reversing train shuttle controller for both DC and DCC locomotives. Using TrainSpotter infrared proximity detectors at each end, the Motorman will continuously drive the train back and forth, automatically stopping and reversing at the end of track. With control of the speed, locomotive address, delay […]
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Update (19 Jan 2021): Caboose has made good on their debts as of today. Checks arrived to both me personally and to ISE this afternoon, and they have been deposited. We want to thank Kevin and Caboose for repaying these long-outstanding debts. We consider the issue resolved and wish Kevin and Caboose success in future […]
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 […]