SSPRR Run Room

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O-Scale Crossing Gates (set of 2) 30-11012

      Two sets of gates (purchased in 2000) have operated great on accessory power for years.  One gate quit and the replacement set purchased had noisy gears.  The second set of gates purchased sounded the same as original gates. The packaging for both the replacement sets is the same.  The gates look the same.
    The noisy gates were returned to MTH for repair.  Before returning to me, the MTH technician called and said the noise from the gates is "acceptable", some make noise, some don't.  MTH had no more gates available for replacement.

Single Track Gates Multi-Track Gates
The multi-track gates above are activated with the IR Controller.
The single track gates in the photo to the left are activated with the single pole double throw momentary toggle switch.
Play Video with Normal Sound Play Video with Grinding Noise
(Note the noisy gate toward the back is slower.)

    Caution!!  Speaker volume needs to be lower to tell the difference between Normal and Noisy gates.
(With loud speaker volume there is just noise from all gates.)

Lionel 153IR Controller Activation

The multi-track gates are activated by the Lionel 153IR Controller (Product #6-14111).

Both sets of gates are powered with auxiliary power instead of track power.

The multi-track gates are activated by the Lionel 153IR Controller (Product #6-14111) shown at right.
IR Controller
Timer Setting Wire Taps
Yellow gate wire is NO tap.  White gate wire is NC tap.

Figure 4 and Figure 2 above are from the Lionel #153IR Controller Manual.

Gate Wire Colors
The wire colors in the left column show the Run Room extension wire colors.
The white and red auxiliary power wires are from the 14 volt AC bus.  The brown and orange extension wires are also connected to the 14 volt AC bus.

Gate Wire Colors
MTH 30-11012 RailKing Scale Crossing Gates Instructions

Gate Components

The Crossing Gate circuit board is too small for an amateur attempted repair.

Ciruit Board Surface Circuit Board Trace

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