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HO / Re: Train Proximity Sensor
February 14, 2021, 12:59:12 PM
Z-Stuff has exactly what you need and I have used their devices extensively.
E-Z App / Re: E-Z APP™ is Here!
September 22, 2020, 06:11:28 PM
You do not need a smartphone. iPads will work and are even more convenient to use. Apps are free.
With the BlueRailTrains app, I have worked out a procedure which allows two separate smart devices to independently control two BlueRail equipped engines at the same time. Am not sure if this would work with EZ-APP.
General Discussion / Re: e-z app. problem
August 30, 2020, 07:45:38 PM
Stay tuned. Everything you are asking for is currently available in the new BlueRail product.
General Discussion / Re: e-z app. problem
August 30, 2020, 05:45:59 PM
App based operation of model trains is definitely here to stay and is a serious wave of the future. One issue which is pointed out in this thread is that apps seem to work better with IoS than with Android. I currently run transformer based conventional, hand held controller (LC & TMCC) and app based  Once you get used to app based, it's really convenient to use and has the advantage of continuous feedback display of operating conditions.
Another option is the new BlueRailTrains/TamValleyDepot control board with a DCC decoder.
Williams by Bachmann / Re: Generic Wishlist for 2019
January 14, 2019, 07:00:09 PM
Williams engines with bluetooth or any wireless remote control system.
General Discussion / Re: Signals
November 17, 2018, 04:07:56 PM
For various methods of train location detection, you may refer to my guides posted on the OGR forum in the electrical section.
August 25, 2018, 07:14:29 PM
For a deadrail installation contact Pete Steinmetz at
August 16, 2018, 06:38:05 PM
Try Pete Steinmetz at DeadRailInstalls in San Diego, CA.
Williams locos with bluetooth control.
Williams by Bachmann / Re: Powering my o scale
February 27, 2018, 04:32:05 PM
You can install the BlueRail board which is the heart of the Bachmann EZ-APP. I have done this successfully on eight OGauge locos and they all work well. The BlueRail website has details for this conversion.
These were taken the first day. I purchased the bluetooth circuit boards from BlueRailTrains who makes the boards for Bachmann and switched them out with the E-units. The BlueRail boards work very well controlling my OGauge locos. You can see videos of this on BlueRail's website (
Williams by Bachmann / Electronic Eunits available
July 05, 2017, 07:58:41 PM
Have three working Williams electronic Eunits with sound modules. These were removed prior to conversion to EZ-APP. Anyone interested?
I have two Williams locos battery powered with bluerail boards and one track powered as well. All three perform very nicely. This system is a major step forward.