What Did It Come From?
Where Did It Go?
Though the base molding appears different, Revell's Operating Crossing
Gate(T-6016) is very similar to what TYCO produced as its No.908 Crossing Gate. Perhaps this was the inspiration for TYCO's
accessory. This Revell item was available in the company's HO-scale train line offered during the '50s and early '60s.
manufacturers have offered crossing gates including AHM, Athearn, Bachmann, Cox, and Life-Like among others, it is after all
a very typical accessory for a layout, but only the Revell and Pemco models share such close similarity to TYCO's crossing
Another close relative to TYCO's No.908 Crossing Gate is Pemco's Crossing
Gate(No.3802). Rumor is that Aurora was planning to launch a ready-to-run train line around 1980 and it never happened. Apparently
enough items were produced and available that the remains of this aborted offering hit the streets under the Pemco Railway
System name. These items came in black boxes with gold trim. Similar items have been found with the Aurora name on them from
the Canadian market.