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I am setting up the 600 crossing with bell followed directions. Know wont work. The only thing i have on order the fiber pins dont know if that make a difference. So i put power to the 670 were the red wire goes. The gate moves down. Take if i press the 2 690 track trip nothing. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks
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The attached pages will give you information on the 670 as it applies to the 600 plus wiring. If you don't have the fiber pins you can use pieces of toothpicks temporally to test but do not force them in since you will want to remove them when the fiber arrives. The 670 provides power to keep the gate down while the 696's ring the bell. Barry
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Thankyou i have all that info. Just wasnt sure about the fiber pins thats good i dear with the toothpicks i will try it thanks again stay safe.
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I hooked every thing put in fiber pins but not gate wont go down and train stops in the middle tryed all diferent set ups cant figure it out. Any idears would appreciate. Thanks al
 

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If everything is wired correctly and the gate goes down when you connect the 15V transformer post to the red wire connection on the 670, but not without it then the 670 is bad.
 

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So instead of the yellow wire going to the 15v disconnect the red and connect to 15 v. But why does train stop when it goes by the 707 trip.
 

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No, wire it exactly as shown. I may have misunderstood, what I thought you did was momentaily touch the yellow wire to the red wire and the gate came down. That makes the most likely problem tat the 670 track trip is not working. Have you tested the 670?
As far as the engine stopping, if it is moving from left to right as shown in the diagram then the yellow wire or the 707 track terminal is bad. If the train is moving right to left then the 670 is bad.
 

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If everything is wired correctly and the gate goes down when you connect the 15V transformer post to the red wire connection on the 670, but not without it then the 670 is bad.
I did what you said the arm goes down and bell goes if this correct then something iam not seeing thanks

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No, wire it exactly as shown. I may have misunderstood, what I thought you did was momentaily touch the yellow wire to the red wire and the gate came down. That makes the most likely problem tat the 670 track trip is not working. Have you tested the 670?
As far as the engine stopping, if it is moving from left to right as shown in the diagram then the yellow wire or the 707 track terminal is bad. If the train is moving right to left then the 670 is bad.
Ok i switched the fiber pin to go right between the 670 track trip tran went thru when it came by the 670 trip the gate went down and bell went off but gate stayed down here is picture of it roughly set up.
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Train goes by but gate stays down if i spread the 696 trips further would that help. Thanks

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Ok, with the pictures an issue is apparent. I can see the fiber pin in the lower rail between the 670 clips. That rail with the 670 must be connected to the 7 to 15V post on the transformer. Then the upper rail must be connected to the base post. Then the two 690's are on backwards. The side of the 690 with the Fahnstock clip must be on the 7 to 15V rail which is the lower one. The second fiber pin to the right side of the picture needs to be in the lower (7-15V) rail just before the 707, it appears to be in the upper Base Post rail. The 707 fahnstock clip should have a yellow wire that connects back to the transformer 7-15V post. The way I do this is to put a second 707 clip on the track to the left of the 670 and just connect a wire between them.
Let me know if you have trouble making the revisions.
 

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I took the 696 reversed them i had them like that before. I put another 707 and connected them. The only thing iam confused is. When u say conect the 670 one to 7/15 the other base post here is photos of it know i figure photos r better. Thanks

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I put the fiber pin back and when i put train on gate goes down. Before train comes near it. Thers must be something iam doing wrong cant see it. Know 600 gate came wit 3 wire black red and green i hooked it up as it says. Iam going to work on ti some more thankyou for your help dont want to bother you anymore. Thankyou stay safe.

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Both fiber pins should be on the same side the two pins r on the the were the 670 trCk trip. Iam wondering if i have a bad trip. 670soon as i put power the gate goes down. Thanks

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Well i worked on it till 10 last night cant figure it out soon as i put the handle down on transformer. The arm goes down. Here is photo of my transformer maybe to many not sure. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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