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On the Road: Lincoln, NE

Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society Show at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, NE, this coming weekend, February 15 & 16, 2020. Stop by their booth for a chance to try out the ProtoThrottle and see our Grain Belt Models grain bins and culverts in person!

Spring Creek will be on the road throughout the year.  For the latest show schedule, please check the Spring Creek Model Trains calendar.

What Do Static Electricity and Murphy Have in Common?

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”  And, it’s corollary, “…at the most inopportune time”.

A few weeks ago, I was preparing a trio of Fox Valley Models GP60M/GP60B locomotives to use as a demonstration consist for the ProtoThrottle at Prototype Rails 2020, in Cocoa Beach, FL.  DecoderPro was being used to configure and tune the Tsunami2 decoders in the locomotives, via my NCE PowerCab and USB interface.  In the winter, Colorado is dry.  No, I mean very dry.  We joke that the relative humidity goes negative here.  While dry can be nice at times, one of the big downsides, especially when working with electronics, is static electricity.

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ProtoThrottle in Action: West Springfield, MA

Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA, this coming weekend, January 25 & 26, 2020. Stop by their booth for a chance to try out the ProtoThrottle, Realistic Control Stand Throttle and see our Grain Belt Models grain bins and culverts in person!

Spring Creek will be on the road throughout the year.  For the latest show schedule, please check the Spring Creek Model Trains calendar.

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