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    Thanks, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanoNJ View Post
    Did I miss that you were planning a crossing sign?

    If I'd known, I'd have shared a circuit I built five years ago for the same thing.

    Yours is probably better than mine, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcole View Post
    Did I miss that you were planning a crossing sign?

    If I'd known, I'd have shared a circuit I built five years ago for the same thing.

    Yours is probably better than mine, anyway.

    \dmc
    No, you didn't miss anything. I tend to go off on tangents. This was a simple flip flop circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanoNJ View Post
    No, you didn't miss anything. I tend to go off on tangents. This was a simple flip flop circuit.
    My crossing light was my first real-world implementation of a Picaxe circuit. I couldn't make a 555 have the pauses I wanted.

    I have been meaning to sit down with a 555 for an afternoon and just damn well learn them.

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    After the cobwebs left today from the wedding I attended last night, I was able to get the power rails made. They are 1/8" x 1" alum flat bar. The tracks are made in 8' sections to help with set up and storage. To get the power to both ends, I had to join the sections, so what I needed to do is to put the joint below the rail so the pick ups would not skip.
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    Work continues on this project. Here is the 'flip / flop' board for the crossing lights. Just stuck in a waterproof electrical box.
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    Big thanks to Dan Blick for help on the controler and Jack for sending me a voltage reg. Here is the set up.
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    The controler uses a trigger to cycle thru the direction change. This is completed by a reed switch. One end is attached tot he body of the trolley, the button magnet is set into the track.
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    That thing's bound to be a hit.

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