"That’s one impressive piece of hardware." – Tony Koester
The ProtoThrottle is being developed in tandem with Scott Thornton of Designgrid LLC. Scott is responsible for the throttle’s aesthetics, faceplate mechanical production, and marketing.
- Fully wireless throttle
- Eight detent throttle handle
- Reverser handle with centered position
- Brake handle
- Spring-loaded horn handle
- Push-on/push-off bell button
- Front and rear headlight knobs with dim and ditch light settings
- Auxiliary buttons that can be assigned to any DCC function
- Works with any standard DCC decoder
- Interfaces to any* DCC system
- Highly configurable to suit your operating style
*Note: Requires purchase of a separate receiver specific to your DCC system.
Pre-orders for the ProtoThrottle will be available through April 27, 2018, or until we sell out of available units. Shipment of throttles is expected approximately late June in the order that pre-orders were received.
Due to regulatory requirements, the ProtoThrottle can only be shipped to the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Orders placed with a shipping address to any other country will be cancelled and refunded.
Approximate Dimensions: 7.6"(L) x 3.2"(W) x 3.0"(H)
Powered by 2x AA batteries (not included).
The complete gEDA design files are available on GitHub.
Special Pre-Order Price
- 39 in stock
We are now taking advance registrations for the ProtoThrottle – the most realistic way to operate a model diesel locomotive.
The website contains a form that you can fill out to register which includes a discount on our first pre-orders. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.
You can also download the ProtoThrottle manual in addition to a bonus publication by professional railroad engineer, Tim Garland. Tim has provided an extensive outline on how to operate the ProtoThrottle just like the professionals.
Also, coming in late January or early February, Tim will be back with his good friend, Tom Klimoski, to show you how the ProtoThrottle operates on Tim’s Seaboard Central model railroad. Visit the ProtoThrottle site around that time to view the video.