Upgrade, Part Three

In retrospect, I spent a fair amount of time debating if I should go with Soundtraxx Tsunami2 or ESU Loksound 5 decoders when I made the decision to upgrade my locomotive roster on The Hills Line. Both have clear pros and cons when it comes to their design and execution. Ultimately I made the decision … Continue reading Upgrade, Part Three

Upgrade, Part Two

As part of the ongoing upgrades and improvements to the control system on The Hills Line, I made the decision to completely replace all the decoders in my existing locomotives. After several months of research, as well as rather frank discussions with modelers and operators whose opinions I value, I ultimately decided to go with … Continue reading Upgrade, Part Two

Upgrade, Part One

"Change is easy. Improvement is far more difficult" -Ferdinand Porsche- For the longest time I told myself that I was perfectly content with using 1st generation Tsunami decoders controlled by my CVP EasyDCC system. After all, I had fully amortized my investment long before construction began on The Hills Line. The sound and motor control … Continue reading Upgrade, Part One

In Hindsight

A blatant promotional announcement this time... I'll be presenting at the Hindsight 20/20 7.0 Virtual RPM Clinic this Saturday, February 20th at 6:30pm Eastern. My presentation is titled Creating City Carton, and will detail the design, construction, and operation of City Carton Recycling on The Hills Line. More information and registration for Hindsight 20/20 7.0 … Continue reading In Hindsight