Make your own flasher unit

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by shamus, May 30, 2002.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    If you are thinking of having a grade crossing, here is an easy way to make the lights flash. This is something I came up with some time ago as I needed a pair of flashing lights.

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  2. farmer ron

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    Great, thanks Shamus I have a grade crossing and a set of lights but was wondering of how I was going to make it all work, I am going to print it off and place it in a flie so when I come to that project I will make it. Again many thanks. Ron.
  3. alkcnw

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    Great Shamus, Now I remember why I was going to take an electrical enginerring class in school. Oh well 30 years to late.:eek:
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thanks for the circuit Shamus. Where did you get the chip? is it a timer?
    and instead of me trying to figure the value of the resistor could you tell us that too please.
  5. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Shamus bet me to the posting!

    Shamus has bet me to the posting. I have made many of these since I returned to model railroading. They are cheap to build and has many uses. One more thing Radio Shack has discontinued the chip that is being used. I baught 40 of them from all the Radio Shack's here in Wisconsin! :)

    Andy