Author: Michael Petersen

ProtoThrottle!

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 […]

Using MRGui on Mac OSX

MRGui is our configuration utility for MRBus based devices.  It simplifies the process of setting the various EEPROM configuration options for each node, using a user-friendly GUI that runs on Windows, Mac, or Linux.  In addition to setting EEPROM configuration options, MRGui can also be used for general purpose programming of AVR microcontrollers.  The instructions […]

Automatic Interchange

Iowa Scaled Engineering products were recently mentioned  in one of the Model Railroader Video Plus episodes, featuring Tony Koester’s Nickel Plate Road. In this video (subscribers only) you’ll see our CKT-IRSENSE and ACC-RELAY1 products used in an automatic interchange.  Each time a cut of cars is picked up, a new cut of cars is automatically […]

ISE on Vacation

ISE is going on vacation!  OK, only one of us is going on vacation – the other has to travel for the day job – but we will not be shipping any orders October 22 through October 30.  You can still place orders during that time and we will still be occasionally monitoring support emails.

DCC Auto-Reverser

We were recently asked to build a module that could automatically reverse a locomotive between two end points for use on a small point-to-point switching layout. The idea was to provide a means for continuous running of a train while working on the layout or to break in new locomotives without user intervention.  The end […]