Taking a Core Sample
I needed a way to drill a 3/8″ to 1/2″ diameter hole in 2″ thick rigid foam. Traditional drill bits wander too much and leave a terribly ragged hole. So do spade bits. A hole saw works great, but the smallest I could find was 3/4″. So… I tried a Grain Belt Models 36″ HO-scale culvert. I think the results speak for themselves!
New Red ProtoThrottle Faceplate!
Introducing the limited edition Red Faceplate ProtoThrottle! Available exclusively from Spring Creek Model Trains. See it in person (and get your own!) at the St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet this weekend or contact the store directly: 402-365-7628 firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Workbench: Motion Sensing Flange Squeal
The latest from the ISE Labs, a motion sensing flange squeal module! Still just a prototype, but proof that it actually works. See it in action at the 2022 St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet, July 29-30, 2022.