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ProtoThrottle Pre-Orders Closing Soon!

After Monday, April 30, ProtoThrottle pre-orders – at the discounted price – will no longer be accepted while the initial manufacturing run is in progress. The throttle will again be available for purchase starting approximately late July. We have extended the pre-order deadline until April 30 to accommodate ProRail participants who will have a demo throttle available for review.

If you are considering purchasing a ProtoThrottle, don’t delay. The ProtoThrottle is the most realistic wireless diesel controller on the market. And from what our beta testers and reviewers are saying, the throttle truly does put you “in the cab”.

“That’s one impressive piece of hardware.” – Tony Koester

“I just can’t say enough good things about the work that ISE has done on this throttle. It’s been a huge game-changer for me.” – Joe Atkinson

“I highly recommend the ProtoThrottle to anyone who wants to experience what it’s like to be a real locomotive engineer.” – Tim Garland, NS engineer

“I can’t put this thing down. I have too much fun playing with it. It’s a really cool product.” – Shane Mason

Click here to place an order.

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.


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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