Author: Michael Petersen

Grain Belt Models

What is Grain Belt Models? While not “officially” launching for another couple weeks, here’s a sneak peak at a new line of N- and HO-scale models. How does this fit with Iowa Scaled Engineering’s traditionally all-electronic product line? 3D printing. We have been using 3D printing to make faceplates and brackets for our other products […]

Culvert Pipes as Loads

Nelson Moyer recently completed a very nice gondola load using some of our HO-scale Grain Belt Models culvert pipes. Nelson’s description of the work: “The CB&Q GM-4 gondola is a Walthers P2K 52 ft. mill gondola kit. I added the reinforcing strap on the top of the sill per CB&Q practice, painted the car with […]

ProtoThrottle in Action: Cheyenne, WY

Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show in Cheyenne, WY, this coming weekend, May 18-19, 2019. Stop by their booth for a chance to try out the ProtoThrottle, Realistic Control Stand Throttle! Spring Creek will be on the road throughout the year, providing you an opportunity to try the ProtoThrottle […]

Introducing the ProtoThrottle Pocket

Announcing the latest holder for your ProtoThrottle… the ProtoThrottle Pocket! Store and protect your ProtoThrottle with the ProtoThrottle Pocket. Made from strong and durable black PETG plastic, this holder will cradle your throttle securely and out of the way when not in use, while still providing access to the controls if needed. Three mounting holes […]

Tsunami2 True Idle

The Tsunami2 True Idle feature can improve the operating realism of your locomotives when used with the ProtoThrottle.  Take a look at this video below from SoundTraxx for more information. Tsunami2 (V1.2) True Idle lets you run your Model Trains YOUR WAY! With all of the hype around the new Proto Throttle we have had […]