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  1. I would like to present my latest railway station with signal box and level crossing: It does not have the interior (only the signal box does) although I did plan to do it at the beginning, hence all the double walls with different colours on the inside. The station is based on the station in Siedlisko Czarnkowskie located in the west of Poland. It is of course modified and was just the inspiration, but still - was recognized by the locals, so I guess it is similar enough :) The main objective that I had when building this was to have some comfortable place for 8-wide trains to stop by. I hope I this was achieved :) Some of you may know that I focus mainly on modulars and I try to mix them with a little bit of technic. So far I was able to incorporate 9V and PF lights into my builds, some PF motors and pneumatics. Now, it was time for an SBrick and technic flex system :) It was one of my favorite systems back then. And now that I had this opportunity to control boom barriers with it, I couldn't help myself :) So, we've got and SBrick, which controls M-motor, which in turn operates small linear actuator which pulls or pushes out the technic flex system cables. Those are connected to the boom barriers. Here you can see how it looked like during construction: The whole system was not so easy to calibrate at the beginning, but once done it worked seamlessly during exhibitions. It is also easy to dismantle for transportation. However it did took me two months to figure this system out. Maybe the easiest solutions are the hardest to invent... The track layout is a little bit different to the usual one. This was forced by the planned commodity station of my friend from the LUG, but that was never built... Here you can see it in more detail as well as how the station was placed in the town I made with my LUG: And last but not least, interior of the signal box and a video of operating the boom barriers: LINK to the video (I don't know how to embed...) Here's the link to the gallery on BrickSafe.
  2. Hi, I'm busy with a big automation project (fully automated coal terminal) and I wanted to do something else in between. So I made a "quicky": I've automated the 7866 12V level crossing! Two sensors detect trains and the microcontroller (Arduino) lowers the bars. The bars go up again when the last wheel of the last wagon of the train has passed the sensor 2 seconds earlier. Pretty plain and simple! I've made a nice vid: In the video you'll see also my BNSF coal train, which is one of the three coal trains that will run in the project that I'm currently working on.
  3. For the last couple of days, I been designing a module for my planned Lego Southern Preserved Railway Layout, the module contains a level crossing which can close and open (manual), a single track, and a signal box, below are three images of the Level Crossing & Signal Box Module. level crossing gate closed. level crossing gates open. closer view of the signal box. This is the signal box which I based my signal box on, I made a few changes to the model. A image of the Level Crossing with the gates moved a stud in width away from the track. A image showing the clearance between the train and the gates Signal box in Sandwich, Kent UK Signal Box in the UK Signal Box near Attenborough railway station signal box on the Nene Valley Railway (Wansford)