ProtoThrottle Receiver for NCE Cab Bus and Lenz XpressNet

   

MRBW-CABBUS

This receiver connects the ProtoThrottle to an NCE command station or Power Cab* using the Cab Bus protocol or to a Lenz command station using the XpressNet protocol.  It receives the wireless signal(s) from multiple ProtoThrottles and communicates them directly to the command station over the Cab Bus.  The NCE fast clock time can also be sent to the ProtoThrottle for display on its LCD screen.

*Note: The ProtoThrottle does not work with the NCE Power Cab v1.1.  An upgrade chip can be purchased from NCE here.

Specifications

3.5"(L) x 2.3"(W)

Documents

The complete gEDA design files are available on GitHub.

User Manual

Schematic

Firmware

Rev CEAA9C | Release Notes (9/3/2018)

Update Instructions
  • $99.00

  • 4 in stock



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News & Application Notes

ProtoThrottle Giveaway

When we started this adventure with the ProtoThrottle over 5 years ago, little did we know that we’d sell 10 throttles, let alone 100. But thanks to an enthusiastic ProtoThrottle user base, and a growing community engaged by the most realistic train control on the market, we just crossed the 1000th throttle mark! To celebrate, Iowa Scaled Engineering in conjunction with A ModelersLife Podcast, will be giving away ProtoThrottle #1000 in a drawing held Sunday, January 29, 2023, at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show. Stop by the ModelersLife booth in the Better Living Center to enter the drawing. Entry into the drawing is free, but we will be accepting donations to benefit the Colorado Model Railroad Museum – “where a miniature world of wonder awaits”. The museum is an amazing ambassador for the hobby and we’re happy to help support their efforts! Join us Sunday afternoon for the ProtoThrottle drawing and stop by the Spring Creek Model Trains booth in the Stroh building to try out the ProtoThrottle yourself.  See you there!

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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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