GCOR Rule 6.19 D (paraphrased)
When a train stops on a main track, flag protection must be provided
On a layout, torpedoes and fusees are a bit over the top, but a flagman with a red lantern can add a twist to your next operating session. Adopt prototype practices and have your crews protect their trains when switching a town or otherwise fouling the main. Just don't forget to recall the flagman before leaving town!
Use a track nipper to detach the base from the hand holding the LED Solder the two feet to the two small gold pads on the top of the base Attach the weight to the top of the base next to (but not touching) his feet Place the large gold pads across the rails to light the red lantern. Clean track works best. Use violates UP Safety Rule 81.2.1, Step Over Rail
John Plocher, SPCoast.com
Brakeman Testplan Assembly:
The end user will snap apart the base and body, solder the feet to the base and attach a lead weight to the base, making a figure with a red lantern in his hand that lights up when placed on a HO model railroad track.
The schematic and PCB layout were created using the free tools provided by Eagle CAD. The following resources may be useful:
Please contact John.Plocher via gmail if you would like to use these items in a commercial setting.