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Wigwag Parts

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Parts of the Magnetic Signal Company's "Magnetic Flagman"
These are from one of the Point Richmond, Ca upper quadrant wigwags
during their 2019 restoration.

At this time, there are not too many parts available, but that's
starting to change. Listed below are some parts that have been
re-manufactured and have been made available. If you have any
wigwag parts that you would like to sell or trade off, let me know
and I'll add it to this page. Better yet, join the wigwag fan discussion
group and feel free to post your needs or surplus parts there. There is
a link on the main page of this site for joining the group.

Stationary Contacts for Magnetic Flagman

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The two contacts on the top are handmade by myself.  They are riveted and soldered, much like the originals.
They are made from brass and are not plated.
The contact on the bottom is a NOS contact, which are hard to find these days.
My contacts are available for $45 each ($80 for a pair). $5 to ship. Contact me if you are looking for one or more.
As of Sept. 2022, I am getting low on these, but will do another run if there is enough interest.
They are returnable if you are not happy with them (you pay shipping).

Ribbon Cables for Magnetic Flagman

These photos show one original NOS contact (bottom) and one that I made (top).
They are virtually identicle. I used 1/2" braid strap and good quality Thomas & Betts
flag terminals, same as the NOS cables. They are crimped and soldered.
These are available for $60 a pair. There is actually a "front" cable and "rear" cable. $5 to ship.
They are returnable if you are not happy with them (you pay shipping).
Contact me if you are looking for one or more pairs.

Plastic Banner Lenses from General Signals

Jerrold Crawford tells us that General Signals still has a
supply of 6 3/8" plastic lenses. These are good for both
Magnetic Signal Company and Western RR Supply wigwag banners.
They cost about $20 and you will need to contact General Signals to order them.

Magnetic Flagman Banner Lens Assembly

Gary Pedersen has succesfully located a metels shop that
can make these very hard to find (and make) parts. If you are trying to
make a banner from scratch, this is the toughest part to make.
 Contact Gary at:
perdersens at
Gary needs to get at least 3 orders to do one run.
Price is $350 plus $50 for shipping and handling.


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