August 26, 2009 - For the first time, operating crossing signals come to the HO marketplace in an easy-to-install package that can be up and running in short order! Each die-cast crossing signal features flashing LED warning lights and the set includes warning bell sounds. You can see the crossing gates in action in Taylor's latest Product Update video.
Each crossing signal is fully decorated and ready-to-install with just two mounting screws. The signals are controlled by a modular harness and activation lever that extend down through the base of the layout to easily installed control boxes. Like the signals themselves, each control box attaches to the underside of the platform with just two screws and features modular plugs to accept the harness from the signal.
Activation of the signals is handled through two sensors for each track. The crossing signal set can handle up to four tracks at once. The sensors are installed in the base of each track before and after the grade crossing by drilling a small hole through the track and platform. Insert the sensors up through the underside of the platform, plug in each sensor set to the master control box and you're ready to run!