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    • March 28, 2017 12:55 PM EDT

      I need to dust off my mesh protocol notes that I was working on.  

    • March 28, 2017 11:32 AM EDT
    • Good to meet you, too, Bob -

      The HC-12 is a magical gizmo for any radio control system - I really enjoy their simplicity - details on my web page here:



    • March 28, 2017 10:16 AM EDT

      Dave, thanks for posting this.  Good to meet you finally.   I didnt get to attend the seminar, but your suggestion of the HC12 serial module is just the ticket I need, I think.  I just ordered a handful, and a USB to serial adapter.  Should be fun to work with.

    • March 28, 2017 8:32 AM EDT
    • Dave- Thanks for posting this!


    • March 28, 2017 6:58 AM EDT
    • I have posted the video that I took of the seminar that I presented at the ECLSTS on Friday.  The description is below.




      Join Dave Bodnar and explore how easy it can be to use micro-controllers and other simple electronic devices to enhance your railroad. We’ll look at circuits you can build with the PICAXE and Arduino families of micro-controllers and how a laser cutter and/or a 3D printer can be an excellent and exciting addition to your workshop.

      We'll also explore a new homemade smoke generator that really puts out and create some thunder & lighting!

      Don’t miss all of this and the usual array of tips, tricks, tools and gizmos & gadgets that can animate and add excitement to your railroad.

    • March 28, 2017 8:15 AM EDT
    • Nice Scott.  Subscribed to your Channel too.



    • March 28, 2017 7:40 AM EDT
    • Thanks Scott!

    • March 28, 2017 5:57 AM EDT
    • I got a little bit of video of some of the Garden Railway Society displays.  Here's a short video of them.  Search on YouTube and you'll find a lot more.


    • March 27, 2017 4:32 AM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      Great Pics !


       I really missed seeing you guys this year ....perhaps many consider it a blessing!

      364 days to go!

      Andy really missed you. He was grumpy the whole weekend. (Oh, wait a minute................) 

    • March 26, 2017 8:27 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      Great Pics !


       I really missed seeing you guys this year ....perhaps many consider it a blessing!

      364 days to go!

      No Rooster, you were missed.  Many people asked about you and others.

    • March 26, 2017 8:22 PM EDT
    • Great Pics !


       I really missed seeing you guys this year ....perhaps many consider it a blessing!

      364 days to go!

    • March 26, 2017 8:16 PM EDT
    • Jan and I are on our way back to Carlyle from York.

      It was another great East Coast Large Scale Train Show.  Our 18th and the Time Saver's 16th Show.

      As far as the miss-print of "Drag and Bag", instead of the correct "Drag and Brag", Jan walked around

      all day showing anyone that would listen that she completed the paperwork correctly and the hotel people screwed up the name.

      A big thanks to all that took pictures and helped with food and drink at the "D&B".  

      A special thanks to all that helped pay the bill for the "D&B Room", the bill was covered,but there was nothing extra for

      the Ottawa Humane Society this year, sorry Gordon.

      If you look in Scott S's pictures, you can see the LSC Banner in the Alcove over his layout.

      Wow! It goes so fast!!!



    • March 26, 2017 7:19 PM EDT
    • There was not much verticalness at all except for Bruce's Firehouse.



      Bruce Campbell's new Brunt Junction (I bought the old one)


      A good time was had by all, even if they look a little disproportioned.

      Ken Brunt's Porter Station

      Too big to get into the D&B>


      The amazing Stage Coach.


      Sorry, Fr. Fred, this is all I got. No one wants another picture of Ken giving the referee's salute.

    • March 26, 2017 6:30 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Only because I was tired.

      Not just you - look around

    • March 26, 2017 6:09 PM EDT
    • Don Watson said:

      Bruce going on and on about his fantastic firehouse.

       Heh.  I'm almost sure I didn't talk much about the firehouse (but that beer in my hand may sway votes in your direction)  I'm thinking it's when I donated the boxcar to Bob...but nobody has a picture of that...


    • March 26, 2017 6:05 PM EDT
    • Ken Brunt said:

      Who's that in the mirror swigging a beer?


      That's Martha, Bob's wife...............

      Not only's a bottle of water...


    • March 26, 2017 6:04 PM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Jack's stagecoach is amazing. 

      All it needs is a 1:10 layout to serve as a backdrop. :D


      Hehe.  I tried to get him to breed miniature horses...

    • March 26, 2017 5:13 PM EDT
    • Lou Luczu said:

      I will post my pictures later.

      The Show dates for 2018 are 23 & 24 March.


      That answers my question.

    • March 26, 2017 3:22 PM EDT
    • Only because I was tired.

    • March 26, 2017 11:07 AM EDT
    • Thanks for the pics Doc. Looks like a good time was had by all. Several in that last pic look to be having trouble staying vertical