An excellent gift item for the train enthusiast. All aboard train collectors! Also makes a great train themed room decor item. This light is a replica of a railroad crossing signal which has flashing lights. The direction arrows are now able to be personalized. They are chalkboard! You can decorate them to match where the train goes in your town or put "Happy Birthday" on them at your party then change it later to anything you want. Just plug it in to reveal a series of blinking stop and go signals. They are new in the box and require some assembly when received. This train crossing light is adjustable and stands 10.5 inches to 13 inches tall when assembled. No batteries required. Volts: 110V. Chalk or chalk markers are not included. Comes in a box packing where photo on the box is simply a stock image and not representative of the actual item.