One of my 252 crossing gates just now quit working. I checked it out and found a broken cam. It looks like an easy fix, but I have not taken one of these apart yet, other than to replace the bulb. It looks like all I have to do is tap out the plastic axel (which looks very fragile) and replace the cam. Has anyone had the experience? Any tricks?
I have not done work on the electromechanical part of the crossing gate; however, someone with experience will likely respond. Since you may have experience with crossing gates, let me interpose a question - Can you explain how to remove the bulbs and sockets? The part that has the bulbs and crosspiece has snapped off on mine. I have the front and back replacement parts. (The crossing gate was my first accessory from my childhood (about 60 years ago now) - I was rearranging accessories on my layout, and knocked it off - down the stairs.) Thanks. Alfred
I have to order one from the Train Tender. I forgot to mention, when you reassemble the Terminal screws make sure the terminal insulator is on the rear screw and terminal clip. I tried to send you an exploded view of the 252 Signal Gate, but I could not get it on to this web site. TX
Thank you for following up. I hope you did not spend much time trying to upload the diagram. I am blind, so it would not have done any good. I have not tinkered with it yet - so I have nothing to report. (I can use this forum because I have a speech-enabled computer - software that reads the screen and typing keystrokes and allows me to navigate webpages.