Lionel crossbuck

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Lionel crossbuck
Posted by LANE on Friday, February 09, 2018 1:37 PM

I have a few Lionel crossbuck signals. I would like to activate them with a push button for the kids. I would like to make them a wig wag . Anyone out there know how?

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Posted by KRM on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:11 PM

I have done that same thing with a Lionel #140 Automatic Banjo Signal, a crossing gate and a Automatic Gateman No. 145 for my grandson.

 Just run one wire from the push button switch to one side of the signal and the other side of the switch to one post on the transformer. Then run a wire from the other post on the transformer to the other side of the siginal. Should do it. Not knowing what transformer you are using.

 

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Posted by LANE on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:15 PM

I appreciate the post. I know how to hook up the button,but I am looking for how to make the signal a wig wag. 

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Posted by KRM on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:19 PM

Guess I don't know what Lionel parts your working with or trying to make it do. What is wig wag?

 Sorry.

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Posted by LANE on Friday, February 09, 2018 2:22 PM

It is when the two lights alternate left-right-left-right etc.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, February 09, 2018 6:42 PM

If you're talking about a Postwar Lionel 154:

...with a 154C contactor, they weren't designed to flash alternately without the track clip.  However modern versions have circuit boards that allow them to flash like real signals.  Look for the Lionel 6-12888, the MTH 30-1074 or the Lionel Corp. Tinplate 11-90116.

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Posted by Papa_D on Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:59 AM

If you are trying to convert existing crossing lights to alternate blinking then you need to individually wire the two lights. The lights are then hooked up to a “flashing circuit”. Google “model train flashing circuit” and take your pick on which one to build. An alternative to is to buy a flashing circuit from a company such as Dallee. The unit shown costs about $25 plus shipping. It’s much more fun and cheaper to build your own provided you already own a soldering iron.

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Posted by rrswede on Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:15 AM

As Papa D indicates, "It’s much more fun and cheaper to build your own provided you already own a soldering iron."

The following is a link to a previous post that could prove to be very useful.

http://cs.trains.com/ctt/f/95/p/186557/2038874.aspx#2038874

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Posted by LANE on Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:06 PM

That sounds like what I'm looking for. Thanks to all.

Lane

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