LIONEL AUTO CROSSING GATE (2162-250) WILL NOT GO UPAS TRAIN PASSESS.
I WIRED THE CROSSING GATE TO THE FAST TRACK ACCESSORY ACTIVATOR TRACK SECTION AS DIRECTED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL.
WHEN THE TRAIN COMES TO THE GATE THE GATE PROPERLY GOES DOWN THE LIGHTS FLASH. HOWEVER, THE TRAIN COMES TO A STOP AT THE GATE. THE GATE MAKES A BUZZING NOISE AND WILLNOT GO UP. I MUST PULL POWER LEVER ON TRANSFORMER DOWN AND RESTART ENGINE. I SAW THE GATE ON AN OPERATING LIONEL LAYOUT AND THE TRAIN NEVER STOPPED IT WOULD ACTIVATE THE GATE AND LIGHTS, CONTINUE BY THE GATE AND THE GATE WOULD GO BACK UP.
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these are real neet , there a combination of a few great items to all in one device , this device consists of two automatic crossing gates , one track automatic detector and of course a automated bell , well first thing to do is to look real careful at the track detector , these wont work if there under any stress or leaning (as this is the principle of there operation) so first see if track is twisted or leaning as it enters the device ? if all is good make sure that detector is not damaged or there isn't any foreign objects down inside it (for me its always those darn pine needles off the tree) , the reason the crossbucks don't light is that gates arnt moving , the switch for them is inside the motor housing that moves the gates
The breaks should be on one of the outside tracks along with a wire to the gate and the ground wire from the transformer is attached to the other outside track. Power wire is attached to the center track and the power terminal on the crossing gate. When the train passes the break the metal wheels connect the ground rail to the rail with the break that is wired to the gate. This completes the circuit and the gate goes down. Once the train passes the other break the connection is lost and the gate goes up.
Only one outside rail has to be insulated from other sections. A hot wire goes to the signal block. The other wire from the signal block goes to the section of track with the insulated outside rail. When the train passes over the section of track with the isolated rail, a connection is made to the power supply common through the wheel axel. The other wire from the aux supply (common) is connected to the same common as the supply powering the rails. Power the block signal from an aux supply not rail power.
Track power is not recommended for this uncoupler. Use an aux fixed supply of at least 10 to 13VAC for the supply. You have to move a jumper on the bottom of the track to do this. Then there will be four wires needed. Two for the aux power (hot and common) and the other two which go to the pushbutton switch.
Note: Same goes for Lionel FasTrack Remote switches. Run the switches from a 10 to 12 VAC aux supply. There is a jumper you remove on the bottom of the switch to connect an aux supply.