Cow on track wiring question

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Grant B, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Grant B

    Grant B Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Picked up the accessory without the control button which is unlike any others that I have.
    I assume the 1st button 'closes the circuit' so what does the other one do?
    Are the indepentant of each other?
    Thanks Much for looking
    Grant
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,260
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    As a guess, I would say - the left button - sends the cow out over the track, the right button brings it back :) :)
  4. Grant B

    Grant B Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Which means the 2nd opens the circuit again but you could achieve that by hitting the button again.
    They tend not to have extra stuff if the don't need it.
    I have the same diagram but it doesn't tell you the internal wiring to the control button.

    ThanksMuch!
    Grant
  5. SteamerFan

    SteamerFan Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2004
    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    0
    And here i was wondering what wiring a cow to the rails would do. hmm...maybe it helps with the milk production, with all that current traveling through them.
  6. siderod

    siderod Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would think current might sour the milk? Well, they've tried sour juice drinks, why not sour milk?? :thumb: :eek: :rolleyes: :D


  7. Grant B

    Grant B Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's still better than the stuff they REALLY put in cows today.
    With current they end up on the BRBQ early.
    I tell people my cows in my stockyard are Freerange cows except they are too lazy to move.....hence I put them on the train and give them a ride......with no messy ending!

    Mikey I like your signature....the more I am stressed at work; the more I work on my trains and even when they don't work I know I will get them going again....unlike computers
  8. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2001
    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi:
    We operate this accessory on our modular layout by having a button the public can push which moves the cow onto the track. They then push the same button to move it back and of course, it doesn't do anything. So, as the train gets closer and closer, they either a) get really upset cause the train is going to hit the cow or b) get really excited because the train is going to hit the cow. Then the cow jumps out of the way of the train all by itself because we have the other wire connected to a Lionel IR detector which senses the approaching train and activates the cow to get it to move off the track. It's alot more fun this way.

    Regard'S',
    Ted
  9. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2005
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    0
    Id really like to see this cow thingymajiggy !!! Its gotta be cool !!!
  10. Grant B

    Grant B Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ted
    That is a great idea! Too bad they don't come up with fun things like that anymore. When friends come over with kids they seem interested until I shot off a few missiles then they are in total awe!

    I'll post a picture after I get done walking the dogs cause they don't wait
    Grant
  11. Grant B

    Grant B Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here's Bessie, I am building around the base so it blends in better....at least you get the idea

    Attached Files:

  12. Grant B

    Grant B Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Instead of the IR detector I used a AF Tracktrip for the other button and it works great!
    Thanks very much for the advice
    Grant
  13. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Me too! Where would one pick up one of them there thingymajiggies if one was so inclined? I've got a somwhat different use in mind, but I'll bet the electronics would be similar (I'm electronically challanged). Here's my idea for the track that runs behind the jailhouse.
    Doc
    [​IMG]
  14. Grant B

    Grant B Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ebay might be the easist since they are from the 50s. Lionel's Mountie rescue is cheaper and can be found new. Same principal except Miss Pitstop is tied across the tracks and the mountie comes gets her before her name is shorte.
  15. Grant B

    Grant B Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here she is again after getting 'cleaned up' ....across the tracks no less!

    Attached Files:

  16. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can I figure from this that the cow works like a switch machine -- one button flips her on and the other flips her off?
  17. Grant B

    Grant B Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pretty Much; The gears on the bottom moves her up a inch and swings her out.
    Lionel's Candian Mounty Rescue Snaps them back; you manual pull the mounty to the starting Point.

    My Favorite is my Exploding Ammo Dump. It basically is a big mouse trap you set. If I can hit it with my missile car; the trap gets thrown and the dump explodes in all directions!
    Don't let it get finger....hurts like hell!

    Takes me a while to get all these things working but they are worth it.