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    Default Crossing signal set in the works

    So as the title suggests, I've got a set I'm building right now. So far what I have is:

    Gates: Lengths from 12' to 36' (6' increments), with US&S, Griswold, and Safetran(planned) mechanisms.

    Flashers: 8x20", 12x20" and 12x24" with incandescent and LED lights of a generic design. There are also 8" Griswold flashers.

    Accesories: Signs are mostly done, as are bells (a couple look a little off), and some other little things remain to be done:

    Cantilevers: About half a dozen designs are done. I'll probably do a couple lengths for those, and a few others that are planned. If you have a specific type you want in the final set, let me know and I'll see what can be done.

    Here's what they look like for now (click to enlarge):
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    Lookin good. May I suggest the cantilever on the right put a crossbuck on BOTH top sides. It is rare but I have seen it done before.

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    -Frank C.
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    I just uploaded the set. It's all modern stuff for active-signaled crossings, but passive crossing equipment and older active signals are planned. Right now I've got three Magnetic Signal wigwag designs done, with one more planned, along with probably two WRRS Autoflags and a US&S DW. Griswold signals are well under way, and I intend to do wishbone gates (WRRS has some great detail drawings of these) and some other oddball accesories. Do let me know what you guys think

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    Thank you for this Modern Crossing Signal Set...it will replace all my old ones made from CI_Basegate and CI_Flasher_Dual...

    Michel

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    I always enjoy seeing your work Travis
    Rory

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    Travis,

    You reused the file name for tem_wigwag_1.ace.

    tem_wigwag_1-ace.JPG

    But I love the signals.
    I'm happy to see stuff for those of us that are more "Mixed Train Daily" than "Big Wheels Rollin'".
    Thanks.

    Randy

    Randy

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    Crossbuck shapes are separate from the cantilevers. You can put 'em wherever you want. The sample image is based on a real crossing, so I went with what they did

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    Got it. That's how I do it now anyway...

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    -Frank C.
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    Great stuff, Mr. Ebner. Thanks very much for you work on these, can't wait to see them.
    Neil

    Here at home, in the railroad mayhem capital of the world.

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    I do have a few suggestions:
    • Canadian versions
    • "Stop On Red Signal" signs, in both white background and black background variants, seen on all signals in Michigan
    • "Buckeye Crossbucks" used in Ohio, including the unique yield sign variant that accompanies them

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