Our first attempt at building a 1:48 scale Chain Link fence using the kit from Brennan’s Model Railroading. Turned out great!
We recently installed M.T.H. Crossing Gates #30-11012 on a curved section of track on the upper level. The gates are wired to a track block and powered by the 10v port on the MTH Z-4000. Track power is not used. (Note – We pushed the cars by hand in the video because just to the right of the screen, the track is unfinished.)
The track block insulated rail is wired through a DPDT relay supplied by Train Electrics LLC. The relay is made just for this application and works great. Very easy to wire, and comes complete with the base for about $25. The base is hot-glued to the platform under the upper level and will be in a hidden semi-concealed area.
Most of our buildings are M.T.H. RailKing. We couldn’t find a firehouse that we liked, so we kitbashed the M.T.H. Water Supply Building into a City Hall and Firehouse.