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ProtoThrottle Milestone

Today, we just finished shipping all the ProtoThrottle pre-orders.  Thank you to all who ordered and we look forward to seeing where this goes in the future.  For those who missed pre-orders, we will be at the St. Louis RPM Meet this coming week, with throttles for sale, and then they will be available on the website shortly thereafter.

Also, Caboose Hobbies in Denver, CO, and Spring Creek Model Trains in Deshler, NE, will be carrying the throttle.  Be sure to stop by, or say hello when you see them at a show.

 

How do I Recalibrate the Horn and Brake Handles?

The handles on the ProtoThrottle come pre-calibrated and should not require any additional adjustments.  However, there may be times when you want to adjust the point at which the horn or on/off brake activates.  The threshold menu is for doing just that.  It allows you to calibrate the horn and brake levers to suit your preferences, or to adjust for mechanical tolerances when assembling the throttles, as no two will be exactly alike.

As the manual notes, normally you will not need to do this.  But, the option is available if somebody wants to customize the throttle, or in the rare case needs to disassemble the throttle or adjust for drift over time.

Here’s the basic process for calibrating the throttle…

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ProtoThrottle Update (June 17, 2018)

The final face plates, with lettering engraved, arrived Friday and all the assembled ProtoThrottle circuit boards came in last week.  Nathan and I also spent a fun weekend building all the receiver boards we need (and more).  With that, everything is in place to begin final assembly of the throttles, testing, packaging, and yes, eventually, shipping!

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