Action Caboose
Action Depot
Bascule Bridge
Blinking Bridge and Trestle Set
Cattle Crossing
Crane, Floodlight, and Boom Cars
Diesel Horn Oil Storage Tank
Disaster Crossing
Dual Crossing Gates
Dual Crossing Gates with Flashing Lights and Bell
Gandy Dancer
Gravel Car
Lighted Stations
Log Car
Oil Storage Tank with Flashing Light
Road Crossings
Steam Whistle Wayside Warehouse
Stock Car and Corral Set
Talking Station
Tri-Level Car Transporter
Waterfall Tunnel

Action Accessory
Operating Dual Crossing Gates
1976-1981  No.3027
1982  No.46-1220
The 1976 Bachmann catalog is the first to include a section for Action Accessories.  The first two releases in this line were the Bascule Bridge and the Operating Dual Crossing Gates.  The '76 retail was $9.00 for this item.  The 1978 Bachmann catalogs provides a $7.00 retail for this same item.
This item is certainly no innovation for the HO-scale market.  Operating crossing gates of this type of design had been in product lines from Revell and TYCO, among others.  What is unique to the Bachmann effort of 1976 is the inclusion of gates guarding both sides of the track.  This was a first and made the Bachmann accessory an improvement in design over other offerings.

Bachmann first shows its HO-Scale Dual Operating Crossing Gates in the 1976 product catalog among Operating Accessories.  The 1976 catalog image is presented above.

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