I tried to hook up my M.T.H. crossing gates using an I.R. controller with no success. First I tried an M.T.H. device, then I tried 2 different Lionel devices and 2 different Z Stuff devices all with the same results. I followed the wiring instructions from both the gates and the I.R. devices.
I then tried to test the gates by hooking them up directly to a transformer using the red and black wires. The first gate started the red lights blinking. I read some place that to test the gates I should hook up the red and black wires to the transformer and then touch the white wire to the blue wire and the yellow wire to the blue wire and that would make the gates go up and down. When I did that the first gate did not move but the red lights kept blinking. When I did that with the second gate I could hear a slight sound coming from the motor but the gate did not go up or down.
Any ideas that would solve my problem would be appreciated,