What a year 2020 has been! Despite, or maybe because of, being home more, very little, if any, railroad modeling took place.
Some key things came together this year and I was able to start on a key project underpinning many of the aspects of the design I've had in mind for a while now.
First up, Blue Ridge Engineering developed and released electronics that enable direct xBee interaction with Iowa Scaled Engineering's ProtoThrottle, so no separate DCC system is needed. DeadRailInstalls makes battery power kits to provide power for the whole shebang.