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.
Author: Michael Petersen
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.
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.
ISE is currently on Spring Break. We are still available for technical support (though responses may be delayed) but shipment of orders won’t resume until April 3.
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]