Bronson, Dick


Dick Bronson is co-owner and hardware designer for RR-CirKits, Inc. Model Railroading has been his hobby since he was a child in upstate New York. In 1998 he started a website offering "kits" of "circuit" boards that he had designed for his own model railroad, and called the site RR-CirKits. In 2003 He was offered the opportunity to build the original LocoBuffer, and by 2004 had redesigned it into a finished product, the LocoBuffer-II, and turned RR-CirKits into a full time business.

Dick and his wife Karen live in Waxhaw NC, the home of the only remaining wooden foot bridge over the CSX. Standing on the bridge while a train passes a few feet below you is the most exciting action in town.

Clinics Presented:

Basics of signaling and automating your layout


The essentials to consider when planning to add Signals or other Automation to your Layout. Includes information on the various kinds of signaling used by the prototype railroads, signal types, and manufacturers. Includes information from the LDSIG panel discussion; "Planning for Signals" presented at the 2009-2011 NMRA Conventions. Introducing The NMRA LCC bus for Signals and Automation.

Day Time Room
Sunday, Aug 23 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Sellwood

JMRI overview and current status

JMRI (Java Model Railroading Interface) is a "state of the art", open source program for model railroad hobbyists. JMRI is a suite of tools distributed via a single download. The presentation is targeted to show you the areas that JMRI may help you. Ken will briefly cover DecoderPro, PanelPro and Operations so you get a clear idea of the many features the software may provide.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Sellwood

JMRI user group meeting


This session will let users and developers of JMRI meet and explore possible directions for JMRI. Share your successes and problems with the group. Help the developers focus on the future features for JMRI.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM Weidler