Due to the great response to our ProtoThrottle pre-order signup, we have expanded the number of throttles at the discounted price by an additional 50 units!

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Installing MRServo Above the Layout

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.

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2018 Optical Detector Roundup

Many of you already know that Iowa Scaled makes both kinds of detectors – an optical detector known as the CKT-IRSENSE, and a current detector known as the CKT-BD1.  When discussing detectors a few months back, Michael and I thought it would be interesting to compare ours with the various other products on the market and figure out who really has the best stuff.   In this installment, we’ll look at six of the most popular optical sensors on the market, comparing and testing them, and try to give you a fair and honest comparison between all your options.  We’re a weird company, and just to prove it again we’re going to say some nice things about other peoples’ products, and some bad things about ours.  Read on…

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Driving 3-Pin Bicolor LEDs with MRServo

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.

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