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On a layout that I am hoping to develop WAY into the future, I was thinking the other day about level crossings. I am really into the UK modern barrier kind, but there are not that many on the market that accurately depict the real ones. Possibly the best I would say out there at the moment would be the Hornby set. It has the best looking lights but I think the lamps themselves are a bit too pointy, and the half barriers seem to take up most of the road. The Peco set has the better length barriers, but I never knew why the kit only has two sets of lights. Shouldn't it have four for each corner of the road? I think though that since Hornby have made many new buildings, I think the level crossings should have a reworking too, also since they have a new road system released.

Moreover I was wondering how you could achieve actual working wig-wag lights and sound in 4mm?
 

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There might be some other manufacturer making a kit.
Or you could scratchbuild it and get the lights to take power from the track (is that how the Hornby one works?)
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Ben
 

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QUOTE (ben100 @ 28 Jun 2008, 19:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There might be some other manufacturer making a kit.
Or you could scratchbuild it and get the lights to take power from the track (is that how the Hornby one works?)
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No, not the crossing. The crossing doesnt do anything. You might be thinking of the Hornby colour light signal. That is operated from the rails via a yellow switch that you have to buy seperately.
 
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