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Train run by doorbell?

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Has anyone ever made a train that runs when someone rings the doorbell? I want to make one that would run around the room, suspended just below the ceiling. My grandson was telling me about one he saw in a movie and said we need to make one.

Thanks for your input
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I'd just wire it to the doorbell.

I needed a remote doorbell that rings when my front door is rung. I just put a little Chinese transmitter in the doorbell and a relay receiver that rings chimes in my shop when someone is at the door. Obviously, once I get a relay closure, I can automate pretty much anything from there.
$10 in eBay parts didn't sound expensive to me, where is the expense? You don't need to install home automation to do a simple task like this.
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