This post will take you through the steps to configure an Athearn Genesis GP40-2 with Tsunami2 decoder for use with the ProtoThrottle. Special features of this GP40-2 locomotive include flashing warning strobes on the cab roof which we can control using the ProtoThrottle. DecoderPro was used in the example below, but individual CVs can also […]
Author: Michael Petersen
To every one who bid or helped us spread the word, we would like to say a big thanks. The two charity throttles brought in over $2300 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation! We can’t say thanks enough!
We are back home from our weekend in Deshler, NE, at the Spring Creek Model Trains train show and open house. A big thank you to Dave and Deb (and the whole Spring Creek crew) for hosting a wonderful event and allowing us to be part of it. If you are ever in the Deshler […]
We will be at the Spring Creek Model Trains train show this coming weekend, June 29th and 30th, in Deshler, NE. Please stop by and say hi! We will have the ProtoThrottle available to try, along with our new line of Grain Belt Models culvert pipes and grain bins. We hope to see you there!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum Model Railroad Show in St. Paul, MN, this coming weekend, May 11, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]