Tam Valley DRS line now distributed in North America by Dead Rail Installs
See the Tam Valley and Dead Rail Installs entires on the Dead Rail Suppliers page for details.
BlueRail ships more than 700 Boards, hints big product announcement soon
Dave Rees of BlueRail Trains reports they've sold 700+ bluetooth loco control boards. Dave's press release also hints that he has a new product in the works that's the "best train control technology I can imagine" and will "make a lot of people happy". Stay tuned.
Dead Rail™ Society co-founder Pete Steinmetz installs of TVM, CVP and BlueRail systems in locos with battery power. He sells complete Dead Rail™ kits for self-installers and is also a source of hard-to-find, high quality LiPo battery packs in the right sizes for smaller scales.
Mike's Last Run is a video tribute to Mike Pfulb, a founding member of the Dead Rail Society, a highly skilled Dead Rail installer, and a great friend to all. The video shows his favorite railbus -- Dead Rail, of course -- making its final run for the South Coast Modular On30 group. Mike passed away in early 2015 and is greatly missed by his many model railroaing friends.
NO TRACK NEEDED! The famous Runaway Porter video by David Balser and Tam Valley. The focus is poor but the fun is excellent: Justin Rasas' Porter on David Balser's old layout.
An installation and running-on-a-layout video for an early version of Tam Valley's Dead Rail receiver and transmitter.
NO TRACK NEEDED! A K-27 running across plywood benchwork, using the Stanton system. Shows the tender installation, too.
Smartphone running a diesel locomotive on an unpowered module. A laptop running JMRI feeding a SPROG II interface and then a Tam Valley transmitter. Full DCC sound and lights.
A nicely-done video interview about Steve Sherrill's conversions to Del Tang Dead Rail. Steve shows details on several of his On30 locomotive installations, some of them in quite small cabs. He uses Del Tang with no sound or lights but excellent motor control.
This one is more steampunk (look it up!) than Dead Rail, but your webmaster just can't resist. Enjoy the builder's artistry, and metalworking skills, and electronic acumen. Fantastic.