Thursday, 10 February 2011


Unmarked railroad crossings are often protected by the train crew throwing red flares onto the road before crossing, as per this video.. at 1:19 in

I have been trying to work out how to do this and came up with these


Fibre optic shoelaces :) about £5 of ebay for a pair (2 light units)

hole drilled in the road and the fibre optic rubber "lace" pushed up from underneath, bit of paint and a piece of wire for the flare body..


and here they are in action



Trainspotter-USA said...

Nice find on the video, but now having seen it for myself, I wonder how effective it really is. Nice job on recreating it though.

RJR said...

To be honest on a bright day I really cant see them being very effective at all. Perhaps if overcast or dusk they may help out?

Duckie. said...

Nice idea and solution to get it working


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