Its 2020 & Lots of Goodies Coming Soon

Is this really my first post of 2020? Guess so. Must be a while since anything founds it's way to the signal retirement home. So I guess January will be filled with pedestrian signals. Thats ok with me. They aren't as big, heavy and bulky as the 4 way signals I'm used to getting the... Continue Reading →

Signal Photos Of The Area

It's a work in progress. Putting together a map of all the photos I've taken or come across of signals in the area. It may take a while since I've got quite a few photos. This will be a good repository for them all. Enjoy! Clicking on the icon will open it in a new... Continue Reading →

What’s It Worth??

What is my signal worth??I get asked that many times. At least once a week actually. Answering that question is very hard to be honest.Figuring out the worth from a description of the signal is pretty much impossible. If there are pictures that helps. But, pictures of the outside front and back, the indides, wiring,... Continue Reading →

Crouse Hinds Porthole Signal

Picked up another new signal. Been a few months. This one joined the gang in May 2019. This one was on my bucket list for a long time. It's a Crouse Hinds Type T or Porthole Signal. It was being sold by someone less than 30 minutes away so that was a great plus. A... Continue Reading →

The Utica M Cluster

This monster was actually the very first cluster I got a long time ago. It was actually in 2014. That's 5 years, but in signal years, it's really only like 1 year. I had met up with some guys through a Facebook group. I went on a signal pickup with them and spotted this light.... Continue Reading →

My First Light

Finally! My sister is the keeper of old family photos. She's scanned a bunch and I told her I wanted to find a photo of the first light I got. She finally found it and I owe her lunch for it too as I had promised. My first traffic signal. Circa 1967?? Thats me. Guess... Continue Reading →

Solar Powered Signals

Just a quick update. We installed solar panels from Tesla a month ago and yesterday the power company installed the new power meter. So now the signals (and everything else) is solar powered.   Got them from Tesla. It's not the solar roof I envisioned which was wildly popular and sold very fast but it... Continue Reading →

Quick Video of Signals Cycling

Added a couple new signals to the setup. The 2 Crouse Hind D's I got with the Yellow Marbelite. These came from the Village of New Hartford and were a block away from my house when I was growing up. Here's a bunch of them all cycling away.  

Span Wire Setup

This was my goal last year. Get a span¬† wire setup in my back yard. Probably not something most people think about, but for me, that was my goal. Started off with a couple 12' 6x6" pressure treated posts. They are VERY heavy. That is an understatement. I was dragging them around by myself, and... Continue Reading →

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