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CVP Annouces HO-size Loco Boards

CVP has added microAirwire loco control boards to its extensive Dead Rail offerings. The new boards fit in narrow-hood HO diesels. 

BlueRail Ships 200 Boards in 2 Months

 Dave Rees of BlueRail Trains reports they've sold 200 bluetooth loco control boards in less than two months and has added auto-updated software features like ditch lights and chuff rate calibration, plus a new Android app.

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.



Please send us your favorite videos to be added. These are in no particular order, but Mike's Last Run will always be the first one. 


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.

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