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Title: Hello From Central NY
Post by: TonyTrafficLight on May 09, 2019, 07:52:47 AM
New to the forum. Thought i'd say hi!

I'm just about in the center of NY near Rome. Been here almost all my life. Always has a fascination with roads and especially traffic signals.
Have quite a few hanging in the basement, a couple in the living room & in the yard. Fan of the old ones. Thanks for having me here.

(https://i.imgur.com/eu04Ro4.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: 1 on May 09, 2019, 07:58:53 AM
Welcome from northeastern Massachusetts!
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Post by: kevinb1994 on May 09, 2019, 08:14:05 AM
Welcome from northeastern Florida!
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: webny99 on May 09, 2019, 11:47:22 AM
Welcome from a fellow upstate New Yorker!  :wave:
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Post by: davewiecking on May 09, 2019, 04:09:57 PM
Dig the collection in the photo. I do hope they’re hooked up to a controller!
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: TonyTrafficLight on May 09, 2019, 04:53:45 PM
I've got a few controllers running the show. Some mechanical and some of the new circuit board ones.
If you follow the link in my signature and you'll see them all.
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: pj3970 on May 09, 2019, 07:18:30 PM
Welcome from a West Virginian, who spent 15 years in Upstate NY...one county over from your home, Herkimer County
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: index on May 09, 2019, 08:15:05 PM
Welcome. I love the collection! I myself want to expand my signal collection (consisting of one lone signal) but I wouldn't be able too, those things take up way too much space. I don't go there much but if you're looking for a place to discuss signals, and you haven't heard of it already, Highway Divides is also a good place.
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: TonyTrafficLight on May 09, 2019, 09:21:15 PM
Thanks!! Luckily I have a big basement with high ceilings and a huge yard. I'll fill.them both up someday hopefully.

I've been a member of Highway Divides for quite a while. Good bunch there.
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: Tonytone on May 09, 2019, 11:46:03 PM
Welcome from Delaware!

Those pictures are awesome, did you do the wiring your self?

You’ll feel right at home here.


iPhone
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: TonyTrafficLight on May 10, 2019, 06:29:57 AM
Welcome from Delaware!

Those pictures are awesome, did you do the wiring your self?

You’ll feel right at home here.


iPhone


With a little trial and error and a couple ZAPS, yeah I wired everything up myself.
Everything with the exception of a few, the wiring was all intact so just made sure
it was ok and hooked it up to a controller of some kind.
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: thspfc on May 10, 2019, 08:20:19 AM
Welcome from Wisconsin. I'm also relatively new here.
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Post by: ClassicHasClass on May 10, 2019, 09:48:10 PM
Nice traffic lights! I just have a blinking left turn signal in the garage.
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: Tonytone on May 10, 2019, 09:55:07 PM
Welcome from Delaware!

Those pictures are awesome, did you do the wiring your self?

You’ll feel right at home here.


iPhone


With a little trial and error and a couple ZAPS, yeah I wired everything up myself.
Everything with the exception of a few, the wiring was all intact so just made sure
it was ok and hooked it up to a controller of some kind.
How much electricity does one traffic signal use? Id assume if you have one on it would be a rather costly expensive. let alone, 36


iPhone
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: TonyTrafficLight on May 11, 2019, 06:47:38 AM
Welcome from Delaware!

Those pictures are awesome, did you do the wiring your self?

You’ll feel right at home here.


iPhone


With a little trial and error and a couple ZAPS, yeah I wired everything up myself.
Everything with the exception of a few, the wiring was all intact so just made sure
it was ok and hooked it up to a controller of some kind.
How much electricity does one traffic signal use? Id assume if you have one on it would be a rather costly expensive. let alone, 36


iPhone

I'm not sure how much electricity they use. I've got LED bulbs in them all for the most part & i've got solar panels on the roof.
So they're powered by the sun pretty much.
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: jon daly on May 11, 2019, 07:23:48 AM
Hi. I collect old roadmaps and I think that there are sign collectors here as well. How did you get into collecting? I think what got me into maps was my finding out about proposed highways in my home state of Connecticut that were never built.
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Post by: Roadgeekteen on May 11, 2019, 06:52:11 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: MantyMadTown on May 14, 2019, 08:22:02 PM
Welcome from Wisconsin!
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Post by: adventurernumber1 on May 17, 2019, 04:52:43 PM
Greetings from the state of Georgia!  :wave:

That is a sweet collection you've got there! Unfortunately I do not have any traffic signals in my collection of road-related stuff, but hopefully I may be able to add some in the future.

We give you a warm welcome, and I am looking forward to seeing you around on the forum.  :nod:
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Post by: amroad17 on May 18, 2019, 04:36:02 AM
Welcome from Northern Kentucky!  And I am a Syracuse-area native (as you can tell from my avatar and profile).  Go Orange!
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Post by: TonyTrafficLight on May 18, 2019, 07:40:37 AM
Thanks all for the welcome!
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Post by: jeffandnicole on June 05, 2019, 02:02:17 PM
Hello!  And a very impressive collection you have there.

I have 2 traffic lights and a walk/don't walk sign.  Utilizing www.Lightorama.com 's equipment that I use for my Christmas light display, I plug in each light to a different channel, and then program it via my computer to work as if it were lights at an intersection.  When I set it up again this summer I'll try to take a little video of it.
Title: Re: Hello From Central NY
Post by: Roadgeekteen on June 16, 2019, 09:21:51 PM
Welcome!