Redefining the Classroom

School of Engineering

Senior Projects 2008-2009


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Team Iron-Horse Coupler Engineering


  • Andrew Athanasopoulos
  • Patrick Chin
  • Jacob Christensen
  • Erik McClain
  • Jordan Meyer

Faculty Advisor:

  • Dr. Andrew Jones


  • Lake Superior State University

Industrial Contact:

  • Mr. Paul Duesing

Project Description:Remote Train Coupler System

Team ICE designed and built a remote-controlled train coupler system for ‘O’ scale model railroads with unique features not found in other systems. The design is closer to scale than current couplers and provides wireless control, computer connectivity via USB, and remote coupler activation at any track location. The innovation could revolutionize model railroading lead to procurement of patent rights for LSSU.

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