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TrainSpotter

TrainSpotter

"I was having problems with the sensors for my grade crossing flashers... As soon as I replaced th..

$19.00

SoundBytes Crossing Bell

SoundBytes Crossing Bell

The SoundBytes Crossing Bell is a simple, fully self-contained sound module that plays a grade cross..

$19.00

ProtoThrottle

ProtoThrottle

The ProtoThrottle™ Realistic Control Stand Throttle mimics a standard EMD control st..

$482.00

Motorman

Motorman

The Motorman is an automatic reversing train shuttle controller for both DC and DCC locomotives.&nbs..

$99.00

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Western-Cullen-Hayes 777 Electronic Bell

For those modeling the modern era, our SoundBytes Western-Cullen-Hayes 777 bell module now has a partner!  Scotty’s Model Shop has introduced an HO-scale, 3D printed bell to top your crossing signal.  Get it here!

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Optimizing Print Quality on a Prusa MK3S

With our small farm of 3D printers used to make the Grain Belt Models line of products and other accessories for various products, a way to get consistency not only from print to print was needed, but also from printer to printer.  After a couple years of fighting with inconsistency, a process was developed that is outlined below.  I can’t take credit for most of this – many of the ideas and steps are borrowed from others and/or adapted and improved.  Credit goes to them.  This is just a compilation of what works for us and some lessons learned.

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A Modelers Life Podcast

For those who missed it (or were too cheap to subscribe!), Lionel has graciously made the interview with Michael on A Modelers Life podcast available for anyone to listen.  So, in the words of Lionel Strang, go grab yourself a big bowl of shredded reading material, a tall glass of standing pond water and enjoy !!

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