ProtoThrottle Receiver for ESU CabControl, JMRI WiFi Throttle, and Digitrax LNWI

   

ESU-BRIDGE

This receiver connects the ProtoThrottle to an ESU CabControl system,  JMRI WiFi Throttle (a.k.a. WiThrottle or Engine Driver), or Digitrax LNWI.  It receives the wireless signal(s) from multiple ProtoThrottles and communicates them directly to the command station over a WiFi network.


Specifications

5"(L) x 2"(W)

Documents

The complete design files for the ESU-BRIDGE and CKT-XBEE are available on GitHub.

User Manual

XBee Board Schematic

Bracket STL file on Thingiverse

Firmware

Rev A609DD | Release Notes (09/25/2018)

Rev A6D94C | Release Notes (07/08/2018)

Rev A96E7C | Release Notes (06/30/2018)

Update Instructions

  • $99.00




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News & Application Notes

Using the ProtoThrottle with CVP EasyDCC

James McNab posted a nice write-up on his ProtoThrottle setup using CVP’s EasyDCC system.  See the post here.

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.

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.

ProtoThrottle in Action: Plano, TX

Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Dallas Area Train Show in Plano, TX,  this coming weekend, January 18-19, 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.

ProtoThrottle Auction for Cancer – It’s Done!

Auction3To every one who bid or helped us spread the word, we would like to say a big thanks. The two charity throttles brought in over $2300 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation! We can’t say thanks enough!

 

ProtoThrottle Auction for Cancer

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We will be auctioning off two ProtoThrottles and receivers with full proceeds donated to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, in honor of Lionel Strang, host of A Modeler’s Life podcast. Lionel received treatment for Stage 4 melanoma and he raises funds each year to help other cancer patients cope with the emotional burden that cancer brings.

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Thank You Spring Creek!

We are back home from our weekend in Deshler, NE, at the Spring Creek Model Trains train show and open house. A big thank you to Dave and Deb (and the whole Spring Creek crew) for hosting a wonderful event and allowing us to be part of it. If you are ever in the Deshler area, be sure to stop in and take a look around. You won’t be disappointed!

Train Show This Weekend!

We will be at the Spring Creek Model Trains train show this coming weekend, June 29th and 30th, in Deshler, NE. Please stop by and say hi! We will have the ProtoThrottle available to try, along with our new line of Grain Belt Models culvert pipes and grain bins.  We hope to see you there!

ProtoThrottle in Action: Cheyenne, WY

Spring Creek Model Trains will be at the Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show in Cheyenne, WY, this coming weekend, May 18-19, 2019. Stop by their booth for a chance to try out the ProtoThrottle, Realistic Control Stand Throttle!

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 Winner!

We are pleased to announce that the ProtoThrottle is Model Railroader’s 2019 Readers Choice Award Winner for the “Most Innovative Model Railroad Product”!  Thank you to all who voted!

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