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ESU ECoS Command Station Review

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in News, Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

by Don Fiehman Buy Here You may not be familiar with ESU or their new ECoS digital command station. ESU is the German company that makes LokSound decoders. ESU has a new model railroad control system called ECoS 50210. The ECoS system not only operates DCC decoders, but also Märklin®, Motorola®, and Selectrix® decoders. This system can be operated as a two-station standalone system or become the central part of a much larger system with the extensive assortment of input and...

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Riding The Rails on Railbikes in Saranac Lake, NY

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in News, Tony's TV |

Hey folks, over the weekend, I had the opportunity to go to Saranac Lake, New York and ride down some old New York Central track, that is currently out of regular service, on railbikes. This opportunity came courtesy of a new company called Rail Explorers that just started their business up this year. They are the only place in North America where you can ride these unique man-powered vehicles down actual railroad tracks. Without a doubt, this is one of the most fun things...

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The Inaugural Issue of The Manifest Newsliner

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in News |

Tony’s Train Exchange is very happy to announce our inaugural issue of our newsletter, The Manifest Newsliner. The  Newsliner will keep you apprised of new product announcements and the expected delivery dates of those products, as well as provide useful information about DCC components and their correct operation, track layout design and wiring, and many more Tony’s exclusive model railroading tips. We plan to make this The Manifest Newsliner a bi-monthly...

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Exciting News From Broadway Limited Imports: New Paragon3 Sound & New Products!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Locomotives, Miscellaneous, News |

Broadway Limited is in the process of shipping their 2015 catalogs to dealers now, and inside it is some very exciting news to share with you!   First, there is the news of the all-new Paragon3 Sound & DCC operating system in HO locomotives! BLI’s Paragon3 Sound decoders feature the following: 2 selectable bells 3 playable whistles with variable endings 1 long, non-looped whistle 1 alternate whistle for locomotives with a second horn Quill whistle when using...

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