Build your own Railroad Crossing Signal
This can only be described as either something any train enthusiast would love to have, or a great annoyance to those who don't understand the fascinating with wheels on steel. Either way, it's a load of fun and would make a great project for a group as well. Kevin Fodor rose to the challenge and built his own railroad crossing (level crossing) signal with great effect. Not only are their blinking lights, he has modified a bell to sounds as well. For example:
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