• Welcome to the Museum of Traffic Control

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    Watch in HD! Museum features over 100 signals and 300 road signs, as well as a large HO scale model railroad layout. Located in Pella, Iowa. Show less
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    Videos of specific signals within the museum.
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  • The Des Moines Valley Railroad Play all

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    • DVRR Layout Update Summer 2018 - Duration: 30 minutes.

      • 1 day ago
      For this summer, I have focused mostly on operation and in this update, follow along with engine #3000 and the Valley Local as it heads eastward over the line using JMRI Operations Pro.
    • DVRR Layout Update Spring 2018 - Duration: 8 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      Spring has sprung here in the Des Moines Valley! As nature and vibrant color returns to the valley, it's time to check the current locomotive roster and make sure things are in running order. This ...
    • DVRR Layout Update Winter 2018 - Duration: 8 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      Kicked off the new year with going wireless on my NCE DCC system, and haven't looked back! Excellent to be wire-free and able to roam around the layout without plugging and unplugging! Also, instal...
    • DVRR Layout Update November/December 2017 - Duration: 22 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      To wrap up this year, I show the various towns along the route with some the details added. Next we take a fly over view over the entire line modeled.
    • DVRR Layout Update September/October 2017 - Duration: 9 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      As the weather temperatures begin to cool, I find myself headed to the "traincave" to work on several projects. In this installment, I talk about my experience with static grass and work on detaili...
    • DVRR Layout Update July/August 2017 - Duration: 19 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Been experimenting with the JMRI OperationsPro program for freight car forwarding and have been really pleased with the results! This month, I give a brief glimpse showing how the program works on ...
    • DVRR Layout Update May/June 2017 - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Successfully completed lighting up the structures with the Woodland Scenics Just Plug system and showcase their operation in this installment. Also, made it to our local NMRA region train show and ...
    • DVRR Layout Update March/April 2017 - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Happy Spring everyone! In this installment, I review and install the Just Plug Lighting System from Woodland Scenics. I also "plant" a new cornfield!
    • DVRR Layout Update January/February 2017 - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Happy New Year Youtube nation! With the new year, comes real challenges..and mine is to get some of those projects done and checked off my list! This month however, I finally get JMRI Decoder Pro t...
    • DVR Layout Update December 2016 - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In this update, I show the programming test track I built for my engines. I also briefly explain a problem I'm having with the JMRI software and a small list o...
    • DVR Layout Update November 2016 - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      Happy Thanksgiving and Model Railroading Month! I had a chance to go to a couple of train shows this month (one of them Trainfest in Milwaukee Wis.) and picked up a couple of items to fill storage ...
    • DVR Layout Update October 2016 - Duration: 8 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      This month, I give a brief tour over the entire line and report changes from the last few months. I apologize for some of the audio clarity. I had not realized the locomotive sound would semi-drown...
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    • Bus "STOP" sign - Duration: 15 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      Video of my animated school bus STOP sign.
    • Welcome to the Museum of Traffic Control - Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Watch in HD! Museum features over 100 signals and 300 road signs, as well as a large HO scale model railroad layout. Located in Pella, Iowa.
    • Signalfan's Collection Preview 4 - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 11 years ago
      A quick partial preview of Signalfan's traffic signal and sign collection.
    • Controlled Railroad Crossings on the Des Moines Valley Railroad - Duration: 4 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Just a short video showing the five now-automated crossings on the layout. Really nice to go from throwing a manually-operated switch to full train-actuated operation! Crossing circuits are the Gra...
    • Signal Flash - Duration: 2 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      All signals in flash mode
    • Signalfan's Collection Preview: Distractions - Duration: 98 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      Just couldn't get a nice undisturbed video. Oh well, maybe next time!
    • Signalfan's Collection Preview 3 - Duration: 29 seconds.

      • 11 years ago
      Quick partial preview of Signalfan's collection of traffic signals and signs.
    • Signalfan's Collection Preview 1 - Duration: 32 seconds.

      • 11 years ago
      Quick partial view of Signalfan's traffic signal and sign collection.
    • Wiley Signal - Duration: 50 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Wiley signal from San Francisco circa 1920.
    • Signalfan's Collection Preview 2 - Duration: 11 seconds.

      • 11 years ago
      Quick partial view of Signalfan's traffic signal and sign collection.
    • sigcollect2.mpg - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      Raw 8mm video of my signal collection from 1993. Part 2 of 2.
    • Signal Collection Drive-By - Duration: 42 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      A capsulized view of the collection squeezed into 34 seconds!
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