Indeed I've already got this unique tube before but till now I did not touch this tube. The neck was its special pinout. Indeed I don't have 13-pin vacuum tube socket, so this time I made it by 3D printing.
The circuit inside enclosure is quite simple, purely consisting of C, R, and diode. The plate voltage is generated by triple voltage rectifying and from AC 100V. (leading around 400V DC). For its light rotating, the tube requires two phase clock, same as rotary encoder. The current circuit generating 50 Hz two phase clock by just R-C phase shifter. This dekatron supports bi-directional rotation, so I added SPDT switch for phase capacitor for forward and reverse (CW, and CCW) rotation.
But maybe DEKATRON is the only one DIGITAL vacuum tube in the history. It is not just display like Nixie and VFD, but works as digital counter and memory and display.
Actual opration can be found in the following movie....
As you can watch the spinning color in the video, the color of A102 is not orange but blue-violet, meaning filling gas is not neon but argon or something else neon.