Better Living Through Consists

The Hills Line, both prototype and model, rarely had a need to run multiple units. There were times that a large number cars were need at Stutsmans in Hills, mostly during the fall agriculture rush, which necessitated additional power. But by and large, the industrial spur only saw trains pulled by a single locomotive. That … Continue reading Better Living Through Consists

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

Fahrvergnügen

From my phenomenally-limited and biased research, it seems that I may have one of the few active and functional integrations of Iowa Scaled Engineering's ProtoThrottle with CVP's EasyDCC system. Recently I received an email asking if I could detail my setup on The Hills Line. First and foremost, my CVP/ProtoThrottle arrangement is like a fine … Continue reading Fahrvergnügen