Author: Michael Petersen

ProtoThrottle Firmware Update (v1.1)

Firmware v1.1 for the ProtoThrottle has been officially released: https://github.com/IowaScaledEngineering/mrbw-cst/releases/tag/1.1 Full release notes can be found at the link above, but here are the highlights: Manual power down with a long press of the SELECT button AUX button indicator on the main display Menu lock to limit menu options for operators User interface enhancements (hide […]

2018 STL RPM Meet

We will be attending the St. Louis RPM Meet this Friday and Saturday (July 20-21, 2018).  Please stop by and say hello.  New for this year…  the ProtoThrottle!  No more waiting as it will finally be available for regular sales.  Following the RPM, we will make it available on our website, along with our two […]

ProtoThrottle Milestone

Today, we just finished shipping all the ProtoThrottle pre-orders.  Thank you to all who ordered and we look forward to seeing where this goes in the future.  For those who missed pre-orders, we will be at the St. Louis RPM Meet this coming week, with throttles for sale, and then they will be available on […]

ProtoThrottle Update (June 17, 2018)

The final face plates, with lettering engraved, arrived Friday and all the assembled ProtoThrottle circuit boards came in last week.  Nathan and I also spent a fun weekend building all the receiver boards we need (and more).  With that, everything is in place to begin final assembly of the throttles, testing, packaging, and yes, eventually, […]

ProtoThrottle Update (May 26, 2018)

Just wanted to give a quick update on the ProtoThrottle…  The face plates have been machined and anodized.  They are currently awaiting one last machining step to engrave the lettering.  The assembled circuit boards have also started to arrive and all the other pieces to make the throttles are ordered and (mostly) in hand.  We’re […]

ProtoThrottle Pre-Orders Closing Soon!

After Monday, April 30, ProtoThrottle pre-orders – at the discounted price – will no longer be accepted while the initial manufacturing run is in progress. The throttle will again be available for purchase starting approximately late July. We have extended the pre-order deadline until April 30 to accommodate ProRail participants who will have a demo […]