I am looking for a simple, old school looking, automatic crossing gate, with maybe a light on the guard. Nothing fancy or high tech.
I see lots of them for sale, and the Lionel and MTH versions look pretty good, but none of them I can find show a switch in the package, or explain how the switch works.
Several of the postwar ones for sale just show the gate, with two terminals on the back side, with no explanations.
If it just uses a standard Lionel pressure switch, then can you really get them working properly and reliably? (I have heard that those switches are eccentric.) Not looking for another headache.
Thanks for all advice.