Operating Weigh Scale

Discussion in 'Layout Electronics' started by FriscoFriend, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Model Railroader Magazine is starting a new series in January about building a small HO layout based on the prototype coal hauling Virgina RR. In the introductory video on-line was a fold-up section that had a very interesting digital display on it. It turns out that it is an operating digital weigh scale called WeighScale. It uses a Walther's scale house on the top of the layout with a gauntlet track and infrared light. The display is available in either a digital or meter version. Installation seems rather simple and straightforward with the hardest part building the gauntlet track. The retail price is $89.95 or about the same cost as a sound decoder. Here is the link:

    http://bouldercreekengineering.com/weighstation.php

    With my modest railroad producing grain, cement, and limestone shipments, this will be a must have addition.
     
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    A local OKT modeler, Kevin Leyerle, uses the Boulder Creek Engineering WeighStation on his layout. Everyone who has operated on that portion of his layout likes the functionality.
     
  3. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    OK .. I guess that I am really dumb when I look at this. :eek:
    How does the scale know it is only weighing the one car when parts of three cars are on the tracks?
    Inquiring minds want to know! :confused:
     
  4. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I'd think the "switch crew" (Proto or modeling) would have to see that the car was properly placed.

    Tom G.
     
  5. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Most modern weigh in motion scales are set up
    to weigh only one set of trucks.
    Early versions, you had to place the car on the scale
    by it's self and cut the engine away.

    bill Jackson
     

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