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Signaling NCE Light-It DCC Lighting Decoder

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in News, Tony's Tips |

Product Evaluation by Dana Brown Light-It Manual Illuminator Manual 5240161 Light It-3: Three pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240162 Light It-6: Six pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240163 Light It-15: Fifteen pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240164 Illuminator: Single Scenic Lighting Decoder 5240165 Illuminator-5: Five pack Scenic Lighting Decoder Someone asked me about a simple method of running block signals on a railroad. With block detectors connected to each block and a NCE...

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Review NCE Light-It DCC Lighting Decoder

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in News, Tony's Tips |

Product Evaluation by Dana Brown  Light It Manual Illuminator Manual 5240161 Light It-3: Three pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240162 Light It-6: Six pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240163 Light It-15: Fifteen pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240164 Illuminator: Single Scenic Lighting Decoder 5240165 Illuminator-5: Five pack Scenic Lighting Decoder I have just examined the Light-It lighting decoder by NCE and for something as simple as lighting, this has really gotten my...

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Video Review Part 2 Athearn Genesis EMD F7 & Tsunami2 with TCS KA4 Keep Alive

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Tony's TV |

We take a look at some of the new features of the SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound decoder installed in an HO scale Athearn Genesis EMD F7 ABA set with TCS Keep Alives. In October 2017 SoundTraxx released Tsunami2 decoders with v1.2 software. Two new features are Pitch Shift and Straight To Idle.  If you like what you see and hear, we’ve been installing DCC Sound decoders in customer’s locomotives for over 25 years! Contact us at your convenience. Products used in the...

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Video Installation SoundTraxx Tsunami2 with TCS K4: Athearn Genesis EMD F7

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Tony's TV |

In this video we look at the basic components used in the installation of a SoundTraxx Tsunami2 into an Athearn Genesis EMD F7. In October 2017 SoundTraxx released Tsunami2 decoders with v1.2 software. Two new features are Pitch Shift and Straight To Idle.  If you like what you see and hear, we’ve been installing DCC Sound decoders in customer’s locomotives for over 25 years! Contact us at your convenience. Products used: SoundTraxx Tsunami2 885013 PNP TCS KA4 SuperSonic...

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Athearn Announces HO Scale Genesis SD70ACe “Spirit of UP” #1943

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in News |

  This newly announced beast is destined to be one of the hottest selling locomotives of 2018. Union Pacific’s heritage paint scheme for their “Spirit of UP” #1943 pays tribute to our veterans and currently serving armed forces. Athearn has also announced exciting new features on this locomotive as well. For the very first time this Genesis SD70ACe will feature all LED lighting, as well as rubber MU hoses! Don’t put it off and accidently forget...

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