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    • August 26, 2019 10:11 AM EDT
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      Crossing Signals Who Makes Them?

      Okay, so I want some crossing signals.  The only problem, no one makes them any more.  South Bend is not doing anything anymore.

       

      I emailed Z Stuff and they said they won't do them because of the standard gauge stuff that is available..

       

      So what can I use for crossing signals and or gates.

       

      Thanks

    • August 26, 2019 1:07 PM EDT
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      Indoors you can use balsa wood and to lift them perhaps a cheap airplane remote control to activate 90 degree servos or enlarge the arms of the standard gauge ones ...

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    • August 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT
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      You could peruse the results from a search such as the following.  Who knows, you might find what you are looking for!

       

      g scale crossing signal

      This post was edited by Mark Hadler at August 26, 2019 4:59 PM EDT
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      Mark Hadler said:

      You could peruse the results from a search such as the following.  Who knows, you might find what you are looking for!

       

      g scale crossing signal

      Yes, I know how to google, and no I didn't see any g scale results.  Just mth stuff.

       

      Thanks though

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      Hiya Steve, I still have two or three of them laying around new in their boxes, g-scale, they are Bachmann. They have the crossing, track, two lights and crossbars, wired, etc etc. I think I paid about $50 each for them, but I'd sell 'em to you for $30 each plus maybe ten bucks or something to cover the shipping.

       

      If you don't want to pay for them, f**k it, I'll just send 'em to you.

       

       edit: I forgot we're not supposed to use bad words.

      This post was edited by John Passaro at August 27, 2019 7:04 PM EDT
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    • August 26, 2019 10:58 PM EDT
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      Reindeer Pass has a few South Bend Crossing signals left.  Look under South Bend Signal Company on the left in their website.  www.reindeerpass.com

    • August 27, 2019 12:57 AM EDT
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      Hmm, I see more than just "mth stuff" on this ebay page from that search.

      However since I don't know what scale or specific item you are looking for, perhaps I'm being a bit to expansive in my reading of the available items such as LGB and Bachmann.

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      John Passaro said:

      Hiya Steve, I still have two or three of them laying around new in their boxes, g-scale, they are Bachmann. They have the crossing, track, two lights and crossbars, wired, etc etc. I think I paid about $50 each for them, but I'd sell 'em to you for $30 each plus maybe ten bucks or something to cover the shipping.

       

      If you don't want to pay for them, f**k it, I'll just send 'em to you.

       

       edit: I forgot we're not supposed to use bad words.

       

      Lol, you still have them?  Please let me know..

       

      Thx Steve

       

    • August 31, 2019 12:59 PM EDT
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      Mark Hadler said:

      Hmm, I see more than just "mth stuff" on this ebay page from that search.

      However since I don't know what scale or specific item you are looking for, perhaps I'm being a bit to expansive in my reading of the available items such as LGB and Bachmann.

      Hi Mark,

       

      Yes, I do ebay all the time...  I'm looking for "realistic" crossing signals, either with or without gates, like south bend did.  I'm not into scale like most, I have a bit of everything, mostly Piko trains, and soon some USAT engines..  most buildings I have are Piko as well.. so I guess the majority would be 1/29..  but I have some LGB stuff as well, mainly PRR passenger cars..  I'm aware of the z stuff signals, and had bought the PRR 7 light position, but it didn't work, had to send it back, now I can't find a hobby shop that has them.

       

      Thanks..

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      Colin Criswell said:

      Reindeer Pass has a few South Bend Crossing signals left.  Look under South Bend Signal Company on the left in their website.  www.reindeerpass.com

      Hi Colin,

       

      I do business with them all the time in fact they are working on 2 USA trains GP9 right now for me..  adding dcc and sound.  I'll have to ask Mike if he has them in stock when they get back from the convention..

       

      Thanks, I didn't even think about asking them what the had left.

       

      Steve

    • August 31, 2019 5:04 PM EDT
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      Steve said:
      John Passaro said:

      Hiya Steve, I still have two or three of them laying around new in their boxes, g-scale, they are Bachmann. They have the crossing, track, two lights and crossbars, wired, etc etc. I think I paid about $50 each for them, but I'd sell 'em to you for $30 each plus maybe ten bucks or something to cover the shipping.

       

      If you don't want to pay for them, f**k it, I'll just send 'em to you.

       

       edit: I forgot we're not supposed to use bad words.

       

      Lol, you still have them?  Please let me know..

       

      Thx Steve

       

      Hiya, Steve, I still got 'em. Send me a message and call me or something.

       

      edit: Just don't let David Russell get ahold of my email and phone number...I don't want to start getting spam and robo-calls from Amtrak.

       

       

      This post was edited by John Passaro at August 31, 2019 6:26 PM EDT
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    • September 1, 2019 12:00 PM EDT
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      Mark Hadler said:

      You could peruse the results from a search such as the following.  Who knows, you might find what you are looking for!

       

      g scale crossing signal

      Steve, you said you did not see any g scale stuff.... I clicked this link and the first hit was ebay, and it has LGB and lifelike signals, as well as 1:29.. that is the FIRST HIT.

      Second hit was walthers, and several G scale signals:  https://www.walthers.com/products/layout/signals-detection-units-signs/signal/scale/g-scale

      Third hit was south bend signal stuff on reindeer pass: http://www.reindeerpass.com/southbendsignalcompany.aspx

       

      I got tons of hits for just g scale signals, and several were indeed crossings....  if you did not get these results, I would ask, did you actually click Mark's link? If you did and did not get the same things, you have a computer issue.

       

      I clicked mark's link and got exactly what you asked for.

       

      Greg

       

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    • September 1, 2019 1:05 PM EDT
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         They're kind of nifty, actually. When the train crosses it triggers something or other and the gate go down.

       

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    • September 1, 2019 5:29 PM EDT
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      If you can find them, this is what you want.  It's a VCS XG2000. 

       

      This post was edited by Todd Brody at September 1, 2019 5:35 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:
      Mark Hadler said:

      You could peruse the results from a search such as the following.  Who knows, you might find what you are looking for!

       

      g scale crossing signal

      Steve, you said you did not see any g scale stuff.... I clicked this link and the first hit was ebay, and it has LGB and lifelike signals, as well as 1:29.. that is the FIRST HIT.

      Second hit was walthers, and several G scale signals:  https://www.walthers.com/products/layout/signals-detection-units-signs/signal/scale/g-scale

      Third hit was south bend signal stuff on reindeer pass: http://www.reindeerpass.com/southbendsignalcompany.aspx

       

      I got tons of hits for just g scale signals, and several were indeed crossings....  if you did not get these results, I would ask, did you actually click Mark's link? If you did and did not get the same things, you have a computer issue.

       

      I clicked mark's link and got exactly what you asked for.

       

      Greg

       

      Again, I said crossing Signals..  who makes them.  The above is toy like...  no lights.  I want operational stuff.  Reindeerpass has 1 southbend crossing signal left.. they are not being produced anymore, so why would I want it...  when the items you need to get it to work won't be available.  

       

      So, I say this again. Who makes an operational crossing signal with alternating lights for g scale...

      This post was edited by Steve at September 1, 2019 9:32 PM EDT
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      Todd Brody said:

      If you can find them, this is what you want.  It's a VCS XG2000. 

       

      Yeah, I hear they aren't made any more been watching ebay though..

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      Steve said:

      Okay, so I want some crossing signals.  The only problem, no one makes them any more.  South Bend is not doing anything anymore.

       

      I emailed Z Stuff and they said they won't do them because of the standard gauge stuff that is available..

       

      So what can I use for crossing signals and or gates.

       

      Thanks

      Giving someone a hard time for trying to help.... hmmm... and also notice the lack of specifics here in the original post... sorry I bothered... (and that picture was not the only hit)

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at September 2, 2019 3:56 PM EDT
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    • September 2, 2019 4:55 PM EDT
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      Steve said:

      Okay, so I want some crossing signals.  The only problem, no one makes them any more.  South Bend is not doing anything anymore.

       

      I emailed Z Stuff and they said they won't do them because of the standard gauge stuff that is available..

       

      So what can I use for crossing signals and or gates.

       

      Thanks

      Make your own...

      https://www.dallee.com/Grade-Crossing-Flasher-Controller-367

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    • September 2, 2019 10:02 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:
      Steve said:

      Okay, so I want some crossing signals.  The only problem, no one makes them any more.  South Bend is not doing anything anymore.

       

      I emailed Z Stuff and they said they won't do them because of the standard gauge stuff that is available..

       

      So what can I use for crossing signals and or gates.

       

      Thanks

      Giving someone a hard time for trying to help.... hmmm... and also notice the lack of specifics here in the original post... sorry I bothered... (and that picture was not the only hit)

      Not giving you a hard time Greg, just stating what I'm looking for and that there are none available, other than the Bachmann and German LGB.  All my searches brings up O scale stuff, or HO.

       

      Steve

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      We've come a long way since VCS.  I would suggest that you/someone find a small servo and 3D print a utility cabinet to mount it in and an arm assembly to mount to it.  They now have cheap servo controllers/testers and this would be a relatively easy project to persue.

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