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  1. It is definitely a safety feature. I've seen it in use on commercial flight decks as well. Example: air traffic control issues a new vector, the first officer changes the autopilot, and points to the change, but does not yet hit the confirm button. Captain must also point to it to acknowledge the change before they press the confirm button on the autopilot.
  2. Atlantic Avenue, south side on (. Dark, dank, thick columns, low ceiling, and very claustrophobic. Feels like an afterthought.
  3. Why did the ( and seem to swap places between the Brighton line and West End line?
  4. Now I understand why I saw a train come through dekalb ave many many moons ago! It was an odd sight to say the least...
  5. Nevermind. I did it! It required tightening the smaller nut and using a larger wrench to twist the hex washer, using the nut to secure the washer to the rod. Rollsign is out, and the cleaning commences! Thanks so much for everyone's help!!!
  6. Thanks so much for the instructions! I've hit a problem though. The two outer knobs (for the small rollers) were connected to the screw that holds the metal rollers. However, the two inner knobs for the actual rollsign are not attached. It's just a nut and washer that come off, leaving the screw post in tact. Am I supposed to brute force the screw posts out? I've attached an image to better describe the situation.
  7. I asked the surplus department for a cable and they said they ran out. I will definitely follow your suggestions and get a 30 or 32v power supply. It's amazing how many 30-32v supplies are out there, and how non-existent 37-38v supplies are! Now all I need to figure out is how to remove/dismantle the rollsign so I can clean it. As an interesting aside, I just got a certificate of authenticity for the rollsign in t he mail from the MTA, but the certificate read "R32 brightliner", not R40. After a brief mail, a revised certificate is now on its way
  8. Subwayguy: thanks for the links. Appreciate it! You mention the motors only. Would 30v be enough to drive the fluorescent lights as well? I assume (i'm no electrician...far from it) the three pins on the rollsign connector are for two separate + and one -, with one positive each for light and motors, and a shared negative. Does this mean i'd need two supplies? Or some fancy wiring using one supply? Once again, thanks all for all your help!
  9. Trainmaster101: that's a beautiful rollsign! Can you do me a favor and describe or take a pic of what is on the other side of that sign case? Are there windows on the other side? Or is it covered up? Thanks!
  10. I think I found something that would get pretty close to 37.5vdc, but the search continues. If i had the option, i would rather get something that can convert from 120vac to the voltage needed by the rollsign, rather than use battery power. PLN-100-36, Mean Well PLN-100-36
  11. Thank you for the well wishes. Yes I did notice at this point B) I've now asked my question in the main NYC subway forum.
  12. Thanks so much! Would truly appreciate any insights into how to remove the rollsign. By the way, how did you manage to power that sign?
  13. I never considered going the battery route. I was looking for a power adapter that I could just plug into 110vac. I saw some guy on flickr post a pic of an r40 sign with what appeared to be a power pack attached to it. Thats why I considered something similar. But using a battery is a good alternative! Only issue I'd have is whether or not it's got the power to drive those two T12 fluorescents + 2 motors.
  14. Hi all. I was wondering if someone could help me. I just received an r40 rollsign from NYC transit (I think it was from a slant r40, as it was set to the line), however it came without a power cord. I was wondering if anyone here has purchased one and what they actually use to power this thing. I've opened the case up and noticed that the sign on the ballast/controller box reads 37.5VDC 1.2A. I assume I'm gonna have to find an appropriate adapter to convert from 120VAC? I've looked around the internet tubes and its not as easy as i thought to find one. Has anyone had luck finding an appropriate power adapter? I'm also trying to clean the case as its grimy. I've managed to clean a lot of it but can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the rolls to get underneath to clean. Does anyone know the proper way to remove the rollsign from the case? I've got a few more pics if you need or can take more. Just let me know and I'll gladly post them. Thanks so much! I really want to get this sign working for my kids. The overall sign (I believe it was from a slant R40): Big picture overview of inside: Ballast/controller? label that reads 37.5vdc/1.2amp input: 3-pin power connector:
  15. Hiya all! I'm new here as a member. I actually have a question and am not sure where yet to post: I just received an r40 rollsign from NYC transit, however it came without a power cord. I was wondering if anyone here has one and what they actually have to power this thing. I've opened the case up and noticed that the sign on the ballast/controller box reads 37.5VDC 1.2A. If so, I'm gonna have to figure out how to wire that or find an appropriate adapter to convert from 120VAC. My second question: the case is dirty. I've managed to clean a lot of it but can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the rolls to get underneath to clean. Anyone knows how to remove the rollsign from the case? Ive got a few pics if you need. Just let me know and I'll gladly post them. My apologies if this question is in the wrong forum. Pleasure to be here! And Happy Thanksgiving!
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