WI Throttle

WI Throttle

I saw some information on a throttle called a WI Throttle and since you never have to many throttles. I thought this would be a good thing. It is a good thing… this is cool.

-First I needed a way for my computer to talk to the Digitrax booster, this required a adaptor. It can be the Digitrax one (PR3) or LocoBuffer-USB from RR-CirKits. I chose the latter. It was $10 cheaper..the PR1 was able to program sound decoders (a feature I don’t need).

 -Next you need to install the drivers, this took some doing as I have an older computer yet it has Windows 7 installed. After 4 tries and then a computer restart, I had the drivers installed.

-Next I started up JMRI Panel Pro and it went straight to the set-up screen. I input the System Manufacturer (Digitrax), then my adaptor (LocoBuffer). JMRI recognised the port and that I had a DCS100 (pretty cool). I hit save, did a JMRI restart and everything was good.


-Now I opened the WiThrottle tab in JMRI, the WiFi connected with the server and I was off.

-On the phone the app asked to connected to the serve and it did. I went to the address screen, input an address (03), hit set…and … I was controlling a train with my phone. :)


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Bridge Construction 1


I wanted a large Bridge for my layout and this is the one I desided to Model. It is the OSC Bridge leading into Pittsburgh. Follow along and I will post up-dates on this project as available. Thanks for your comments.

OC Bridge, Pittsburgh

Conrail Train crossing OC Bridge in Pittsburgh





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Postition Light Signals

Here is my attemp at building these Pennsy Signals….

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Hello world!


My name is Don Carman, This is  a Blog about my modeling efforts to build a model railroad. My favorite railroad is Conrail

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