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    • March 12, 2019 6:18 PM EDT
    • Nicely done Don.

    • March 12, 2019 5:16 PM EDT
    • Video showing switching operation running the USAT S4 with Alco sounds and Phoenix remote couplers. 

      USA S4 RailPro demo & remote couplers

      New video. Review of AirWire SD-70 drop-in with Phoenix sound compared to RailPro conversion with sound. Part 1 and Part 2. 

      Part 1

      Part 2


      NEW ITEM:  HC-2-SUN Hand Controller with 30% brighter screen for outdoors viewing. 






    • March 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT
    • In this section look for links to RailPro users videos, new products and install suggestions. 

    • December 3, 2018 9:40 PM EST
    • As well as complete 2.4 GHz R/C systems for Live Steam and Large Scale battery power, RCS offers a large range of bits and pieces such as 2.4 Ghz Rx's, ESC's, R/C switches, Sound Systems, installation kits, connectors, and performance add-ons.
      Over the years, these have all been popular, but expensive postage charges limited their appeal.
      To assist customers who only want one or two of these often hard to find items, from now on they can have them shipped post free Worldwide.

      Remember, if an (L) appears next to the price it is post free.

    • November 10, 2018 4:54 AM EST
    • Yea it happened. The whole format of the site went into left justify mode without any of the frills. Kinda like an old school website. Yea, its fixed. No, I dunno what went cafluey.

    • November 9, 2018 6:47 PM EST
    • Did ya notice that Bob's name in Cliff's post is a link to nowhere?

      Also I've created similar dead end links when editing....

    • November 9, 2018 6:10 PM EST
    • No pics, Didn't happen. Youse guys know dem rules

    • November 9, 2018 6:02 PM EST
    • It did didn't notice...just what should we do with you?

    • November 9, 2018 5:33 PM EST
    • Wha?
      Posted by Bob McCown October 28

      Overnight something went awry with the styling of the site.  I will work on it today.  No idea what happened.


      So, what did happen, is it fixed, and when it happens again can someone alert me? I'm always missing out on the action...





    • October 26, 2018 2:20 PM EDT
    • Meet Märklin, Inc.’s LGB and Digital Representatives at LGB Day at TrainLand!

      Märklin, Inc.’s general manager, Gale Cousins and Digital Consultant, Curtis Jeung, will have an exhibit at Trainland’s LGB Day celebration. They will have new items on display, and the latest brochures will be available for you to take along. Curtis will show you how our Digital system can help you get the most from your garden railroad. If you are new to the hobby, Gale can help you get started with LGB, the premier brand in garden railroading.

    • October 26, 2018 10:46 AM EDT
    • Will Be At TrainLand 293 Sunrise Highway Lynbrook NY
      Saturday November 3rd From 10AM - 5PM 
      To Talk About LGB Trains! 
      If you have any questions, he has the answers!

      He will be showing new product, talking about upcoming releases
      and also taking pictures with you!

    • October 9, 2018 5:46 PM EDT
    • Forgot to add,

      I will stop accepting orders as of October 19th in order to achieve a December delivery deadline.



      Also thanks Rooster! 

    • October 7, 2018 8:00 PM EDT
    • Good luck on your venture Colin !

    • October 7, 2018 5:20 PM EDT
    • Hello all,


      I’m posting this as a feeler to see if anyone is interested.  My “startup company”, the Camarillo Pacific Railroad Company, has been commissioned to make another run of the all famous “Datum Precision Coupler Box” that was last available almost 8 years ago.  If you aren’t familiar with this product, it is a metal box that was developed by Ted Doskaris and is one of the main components to the many Kadee adaptations he has made to his mostly Aristo-Craft locomotives. If you would like more info, he has thoroughly documented them on Greg Elmassian’s website.


      We would be selling the pair for $40, reflecting today's costs, plus shipping.  For bulk orders of 30 or more pairs, we can discuss over the phone about bulk pricing. 


      If you are interested in ordering these metal coupler box pairs, please send me a direct message with your:


      - First and last name

      - Mailing Address

      - Phone number

      - Email address

      - Quantity of coupler box Pairs


      Thank You,



    • October 3, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

    • The new Argyle - Accucraft NSWGR C38 class loco is now being delivered.
      The RCS R/C kit for the C38 is also ready for delivery.
      Please read up on the available options HERE

    • October 3, 2018 12:26 PM EDT
    • Looks like I will just have to try it. . .

    • October 2, 2018 10:15 PM EDT
    • Hello Michael.

      Thanks for the information.

      The problem is not really the batteries.

      The VIPER specs are for 12 volts nominal.  Great if you can fit 10 x NiMh or NiCd cells in a pack. They can handle 15 volts actual, but not 15.1 volts actual.

      In all other facets the VIPER ESC's are terrific. Low cost, prewired with JST plugs and sockets and a genuine 6 amps if needed.

      They are potted and waterproof, so are not user serviceable, but I have yet to blow one up.

    • October 2, 2018 7:35 PM EDT
    • Nice gadget Tony... Simplicity is often grand!


      A 14.4V or 4S Li-Ion battery typically measures 16.8V off charge.... Under significant load, voltage will decay quickly. That said our loads aren't typically more than a few amps, as the battery is consumed voltage degradation ensues and the battery will cruise around 15.0V all the way to recommended voltage cut-out. NOTE: "recommended cut-out" is not until the battery stops working... There are lots of 18650 Li-Ion discharge graphs available online for those interested.



    • October 2, 2018 5:43 PM EDT
    • Thanks Peter.

      I do have a Bachmann LYN derivative running on a 4s (1,500 mah) pack and a VIPER without any problems. So it seems it varies a bit.  Could be the protection pcb's I have fitted allowing a bit too much voltage out on some packs Master Instruments make for me.

      The easy peasy solution to over voltage for the VIPER-10-12 volt causing erratic behavior is a couple of 3 amp silicone diodes in series to drop the battery voltage by about 1.5 volts.

      They must be after the charge circuit and before the VIPER.

      A much better all round solution would be if MTroniks could make them to withstand a little bit more voltage.


    • October 2, 2018 2:26 PM EDT
    • Nice product Tony, and thanks for answering my question about the Viper ESC that I was given.  (It is a 12V and I wondered what it will do with a 14.4 Li-ion battery.  Your website says they work up to 15V and get erratic with a fully-charged 16V Li-ion pack.)