Turning barriers for industrial access spurs in H0

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by TEP 60, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. TEP 60

    TEP 60 Member


    Does anyone produce similar turning barrier level crossings of industrial access spurs in H0? And does anyone, out of Kibri, produce now industrial fences with access spur gates in H0?
  2. Santa Fe Jack

    Santa Fe Jack Member

    It seems like you should be able to make that up using some plastic round stock. Not too complicated... Good idea!
  3. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I think that I'd go with brass for those gates: you could make the posts, including the crossing signal/floodlight assembly from telescoping brass tubing, and the gates from various sizes of brass wire. A couple of small brass washers, soldered to the gate could serve as hinges, pivoting on the tubing of the post.

    I must say that that's the nicest-looking three-rail track that I've ever seen - is it something new from Lionel? :p:-D

    The rails on the left appear to be a bit closer together: if the one in the middle had been centred, you'd have a narrow gauge double-tracked line, set up as a sort of gauntlet track. ;) You'd need a fourth rail only at the passing sidings.
    What are the gauges of the track (I'm guessing that it's actually dual-gauge track) and where is it located?

  4. TEP 60

    TEP 60 Member

  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    No offense, but that looks like the rail entrance to a Gulag...

    What is the purpose of the middle rail?
  6. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I've made similar fencing using wire screen and satin pins.
  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Actually, this style is (or was) quite common in England - the idea is that the right of way is barricaded when the gates are open to vehicles, and there's no chance of driving around the gates when the road is blocked. Every time I read about some idiot driving around the gates in North America, I wonder why we can't have those type of gates here.

  8. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    And the middle rail?
  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I think that the last sentence in my above reply explains the third rail, although I'm still awaiting confirmation and further info from the original poster. ;)

  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I am going to second (or third...) the guess that it is dual-gauge track.

  11. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Since the gauge looks a little wider on the right, I'll assume that is the usable narrow gauge - 30", 750mm or 760mm.
  12. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    looks to me like dual gauge also, from the crossing. Also appears that the narrow gauge hasn't seen traffic in a while note the dirty rail head
  13. TEP 60

    TEP 60 Member

  14. TEP 60

    TEP 60 Member

    This is one more type of the turning barriers.
    Does anyone produce this in H0?
  15. ytter_man

    ytter_man Member

    I've seen these pics before, they are of Russian Children's Railways.

    As for these crossings they really dont look complicated to make, give it a whack at soldering some brass rod or gluing some styrene. :thumb:
  16. TEP 60

    TEP 60 Member

    The second photo is a pure industrial access track.
  17. TEP 60

    TEP 60 Member

    Here is one more type
  18. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

  19. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

    At our local club Eric has made something similar. he used the method someone suggested of building the gate from thin brass tubing, and it pivots on a steel pin.

    I'm in the process of building a Sawmill complex, and we have a lead from the saw mill complex that crosses the main, to serve a coal mine; and I want to make a set of gates to protect them. I am thinking of making them out of brass and possibly hooking them up to wire, and using them as a switch to turn red dwarf signals on on the main when the gates are opened to allow access to the coal mine tracks.

    If I do this I'll try to post a link to the thread on our club activity here.

    Bill Nelson

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