February, 2014 Want to run your railroad with your smart phone:
Want to run your railroad with a smart-phone
or tablet app?
Here’s what hardware you need:
1. *DCC system (Zephyr)
2. *PS3 or similar translator between your computer and DCC
3. smart-phone or Wi-Fi capable device
(may already have)
4. Wi-Fi router
(may already have)
Here’s what software you need:
* get it at the Train Buddy!
December, 2013 - same place, new shop!
We are still here (at least for another year or so) but with a totally
different look. Come visit and see what is new.
11/24/13 Golden Spike and running trains again! Laying the track took
the longest but then again, I did it my way (hand spiking every 6 inches) and there are lots of easier
methods. Total time: 26 hours!
11/20/13 the cork is laid and the track is next. I want to have it up
and running by the end of the week. 16 hours so far. See pictures
11/18/13 The NEW HO Railroad is coming
along! More pictures!
P.S. This took approximately 12 1/2 hours to get this far. I'm keeping
10/19/13 The HO railroad is gone. Norman Dean
and his associates took it to Oxford.. Here are some pictures
See the NEW
Train Buddy Youtube Channel!!
Train Control Systems (TCS)
decoders are now in production for Kato N engines. Also, new miniature
lighting options with their pre-wired sunny and golden white surface LED's
Also, Llagas Creek
products - Track, Ties, Joiners and Special Order Turnouts for G/#1 Scale.
Train Control Systems decoders
have the ultimate motor and LED control. See "Train Control Systems"
as manufacturer on our Order-Search page. [Note:
see our install of a TCS M1 decoder. Click
(While the Train Buddy deals with the major distributors like
Walthers [and four others by the way], we also are direct with manufacturers
like Digitrax, Soundtraxx, Bowser, Aristocraft and others. This list
is about new
and exciting partnerships with our
manufacturing friends. For a full list of our direct dealerships see
the "Products" tab and then "Direct Dealerships".)
Alliance Locomotive Products (Helix
Nick and Nora Designs
DP Model Rail Products
Turner Model Works
Train Control Systems
Precision Scale Products
InterMountain Railway Co.
Crew Change Products
In Stock Products worth mentioning:
Products that we always keep in stock:
HO Code 100 and Code 83 flex track
HO cork roadbed
Walthers turnouts (Shinohara code 83)
turnouts, all sizes
Peco insulfrog turnouts in large,
medium and small
Atlas turnouts in #4, #6 and #8
Atlas rail joiners and insulated
gloss and dull over-sprays
Adhesives (Super glues and Styrene) and lubricants to
every modeling task
Full line of Digitrax products
Full line of Kadee products
Full line of Soundtraxx decoders,
speakers and accessories
DPDT, SPDT and momentary miniature switches
12 position compression style 3
Amp terminal blocks
10 pin connectors and ribbon cable for Digitrax signaling and block
White and Yellow LED's and
resistors to match
Tools and gauges that we use