Gateway
Module Name:
Gateway
Diorama:
 
Owner Name:
NEONS
Sponsor:
Sir Fig
Date Built:
2000
Date Updated:
2012
Status:
Active
Module Type:
4' standard module w/ lift gate for easy access to the infield of the loop
Length:
4'
Width:
2'
Skyboard:
12" Masonite
Track
Code:
80
Brand:
Atlas
Turnouts:
Crossovers:
none
Passing Sidings:
none
Yard Tracks
none
Industrial Spurs
none
Other Tracks
none
Electrical:
Wire
Connector
110V
Designer:
Sir Fig
 
Red
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Carpentry:
Sir Fig
 
Yellow
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Track:
Sir Fig
 
Blue
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Wiring:
Sir Fig / Razor
 
Other
   
Yes
Scenery:
Sir Fig
DCC Equipment:
Integral Loconet cable w/ female ends on both sides.
Powered Accessories:
Infrared sensors at both ends of the module detect when a train is on any track and activates flashing signals at the road crossing. They also activate large flashing lights on the back of the lift-gate to alert those in the layout infield not to raise the lift-gate. Guess why we needed this! A switch under the module determines whether the signals are powered by a wall wart or batteries.
Scenery:
Oklahoma Scene:
 
Route 66 Scene:
 
Prototype RR:
 
Gateway
Gateway
Gateway
Sign Board
Description & History
Also known as our "Geezer Gate" this 4' gateway module has a hinged lift panel, allowing easy access to the infield area of the layout for those who have a little trouble crawling under modules. Unlike other gateways, this one looks like a regular module, having full depth and a skyboard. This unique module was designed by our Minister of Engineering, Steve "Sir Fig" Newton. You can check it out in the Nov-Dec 2003 issue of N-Scale Railroading Magazine. When the gate is opened, safety switches kill power to all tracks on the module and on the two adjacent modules so that no train will accidentally fall into the void or slam into the vertical gate. Special bracing is in place to counteract any misalignment caused by torque or strain. Track alignment is assured by redundant mechanisms that force the gate to seat properly.