The Trainsaver
The Trainsaver
A Digital Electronic Model Train Controller
by Vern Graner
The TrainSaver is a device that reduces wear and tear on model train locomotives used in commercial environments. The TrainSaver maximizes the life of the engine by only running the train on timed intervals, and only when people are present to view the train’s performance.This reduces the cost of ownership of the train system by increasing the life of the engine. The device also adds synchronized sound effects to enhance the train’s visibility to the audience.

Thank you for visiting the Trainsaver web site. We've just begun to assemble the page and currently only have a few resources online. This site will act as a repository for information about the Trainsaver project that was detailed in the Nuts and Volts article. The site is being developed right now, but feel from to contact me at if you have any questions.
06-19-2006 Document My article was published in the July 2006 issue of Nuts and Volts!
02-06-2006 Video Clip A video of the trainsaver calibrate mode only and calibrate/run mode.
1-03-2005 Pictures Pictures from the Trainsaver installation and construction
11-20-2005 How To Source Code for Trainsaver
11-14-2005 Web Link The Robot Group web site in Austin Texas
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