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by BBT609
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges

Here is a video of the B&B Engineering Corp bell...WRONG about the city lol, it's actually from Norwood, Mass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOQdwEvn2KI&t=6s
by BBT609
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges

YES!! How can I forget the FS of Western Cullen lol. Yes, CNW had the Gong Bell which was very interesting...and someone on youtube blessed us with a GREAT video about the history of the bell and how it works!!! Thanks for the comment! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzgzYXqoeSQ The WC Hayes Bells a...
by BBT609
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges

WOW!!1 So firest Bryant & Zync/RRW, then WRRS, then WC Hayes. Motorized bells I have seen ontop of crossing signals in South Carolina...saw ONLY ONE here in Florida but it's not a E dinger (electronic "bells" don't ring, they ding). Here's video of Brickell Ave in Downtown Miami in operation. The be...
by BBT609
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

Re: WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges

Those motorized bells are made by the B&B Engineering Corporation in Chicago. They still make them I presume, the ones in Miami on Brickell Avenue (US1) still hold their ground today!
But yea, WC Hayes have been showing up at these newly renovated and rebuilt drawbridges.
by BBT609
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

WC Hayes M Bells @ Drawbridges

It has been a while since I've posted to The Forum but one thing I started noticing with the rehabilitation of drawbridges here in South Florida, I started to notice that the mechanical bells that they're using are made from WC HAYES with a much higher pitched gong. I have videos two drawbridges wit...
by BBT609
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Strange train signal
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Re: Strange train signal

But in all honesty, those bell keep ringing and sounding good. WC Hayes gates I heard are the most durable out there as Safetran is a runner up. They are basically the only 2 long running companies. Modern Industries, GRS, WABCO, US&S, WRRS have all died.
by BBT609
Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Crossing Signal Discussion
Topic: Strange train signal
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Re: Strange train signal

I can bet that one of those bells been ringing for 42 years. Good life span.
by BBT609
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: Griswold Bell
Replies: 7
Views: 5527

Re: Griswold Bell

Can anybody give me a print out of the little sheet on the back of the WC Hayes bell? Mine is worn out
by BBT609
Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: In Memory Of Michael James Hickok
Topic: One Year Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 6550

One Year Ago

One year ago, today, we all have lost a very special to all of us who ran this website. Mike Hickok. He loved my crossing pictures and how I obeyed everything he told me today. Today marks a year of him passing away. But that doesn't prevent us doing what we love doing. Long lives Mikes Railroad Cro...
by BBT609
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Lights, Bells, & Gates
Topic: Safetran Hybrid and Safetran type 1 electronic bells...
Replies: 113
Views: 72302

Re: Safetran Hybrid and Safetran type 1 electronic bells...

Safetran Type 1 Electronic bells are my favorite type of electronic bells. Type 3 has somewhat of a trebled ping to it but with the Type 1, its very clear and realistic to a mechanical bell gets me every time why WC Hayes e bells sound like fire siren. Safetran Type 2 The fact that It sound CLOSER t...