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Matt Noel

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Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:40:54 AM »
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I have 2 NJ International over the road crossings and I want to wire them up so they can simple flash and that I can manually turn off and on.  The reason for this is that they are on the end of a module and I do not have room for the detection circuits at this time.  I was thinking of NJ Internationals flasher module, but it looks like it out of stock.  Do you have any advice what to use and how to wire it?  Is there a why to use the Flash Master manually?  I am no expert on this, and haven't wired one of these up before.  Thanks, Matt

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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 07:52:04 AM »
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Take a look at the Ngineering site:http:

www.ngineering.com/lghting%20effects%20for%20the%20railroad.htm


Look down the page for:

Early-era Alternating Flasher Simulator

This module reproduces alternating flashes (with increasing and decreasing brightness curves) as seen in the older incandescent lamp driven type crossbucks used at grade crossings. Will drive two pairs of series-wired red LEDs without additional external circuitry.

It cam be powered by a simple 9v battery and turned on and off with a switch.



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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 11:17:31 AM »
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Has anyone ever tried adding surface mount nanos to the gates in addition to the crossbucks? wire the middle one to one side, and the inside & outside to the other???
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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 11:57:25 AM »
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I havent seen it in N, but several times recently in HO.
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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 12:15:26 PM »
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Yes. Here's a sample, with a short video of the effect: http://www.ngineering.com/early_alt-flasher_video.htm

Gates are usually lit with the light on the end constant on, and the two (or four) inner lights alternate.
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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 12:51:15 PM »
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Has anyone ever tried adding surface mount nanos to the gates in addition to the crossbucks? wire the middle one to one side, and the inside & outside to the other???
Rick

Yes, I have. I don't have a vid of it working, but I have an image:



I used a tortoise switch machine (on low voltage to run slower) to move the arm and also to activate the flasher circuit. The lights on real flashers start flashing before the arm is lowered, and keep going until the arm is fully raised.

Gates are usually lit with the light on the end constant on, and the two (or four) inner lights alternate.

I've also seen some where they alternate between the center lamp and the outer two.
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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 01:16:48 PM »
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Me, too... but I think that's an older standard. The FRA crossing appliance rules have become pretty specific about lighting behavior.
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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 01:44:57 PM »
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I can't wait to see NZT produce that gate David.   :lol:

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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 01:59:00 PM »
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I can't wait to see NZT produce that gate David.   :lol:

'twas thinking the same thing
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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 04:50:15 PM »
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He's going to produce it in Z but not in N because their isn't enough flair.  :ashat:
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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 01:16:10 AM »
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He's going to produce it in Z but not in N because their isn't enough flair.  :ashat:

Z scale Jump to Conclusions mat?
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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 08:22:46 AM »
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Here's the Z scale version.


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Re: Simple Flasher for a NJ Internations crossing
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2012, 06:45:10 PM »
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I'd pop for a few if he did them in N...