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ProtoThrottle in Action: Plano, TX

If you are thinking of buying a ProtoThrottle, Realistic Control Stand Throttle, but want to see it in person first, stop by the North Texas Council Train Show in Plano, TX this weekend (January 19-20, 2019). Spring Creek Model Trains will be there, with throttles to sell and a small layout where you can get some hands-on experience with it.

Spring Creek will be on the road throughout the year, providing you an opportunity to try the ProtoThrottle for yourself. For the latest show schedule, please check the Spring Creek Model Trains calendar.

Readers Choice Awards

Model Railroader’s Readers Choice Awards are now open for voting. If you believe the ProtoThrottle is worthy of a product vote and/or most innovative vote, we would greatly appreciate your endorsement!

Click here to vote.

Setting up Auxiliary Lighting Functions on the ProtoThrottle

In this video, we explore how to set up the ProtoThrottle to control various auxiliary lighting functions on a locomotive. It’s based on a SD40-2 (thank you ScaleTrains!) with lighted number boards, class lights, and a rotary beacon, but the techniques apply equally well to any DCC equipped locomotive. Keep an eye out for a special treat with the class lights…


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