Favorite Electronic Bell

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What is your favorite Electronic Bell?

WCH whatever
3
6%
GS Type 1
14
28%
GS Type 2
5
10%
Safetran type 1
18
36%
Safetran type 2
2
4%
Safetran type 3
3
6%
US&S
0
No votes
ASC E bell
5
10%
 
Total votes: 50
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Re: Favorite Electronic Bell

Post by McK&H.Aust » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:27 pm

1) General Signals Type 1

2) WCH

Changed my vote to GS type 1. I don't know why GS changed the sound, they had it right the first time. The type 3 is an improvement, but still not as good as the type 1's. My ultimate e-bell would be the chip from a type 1 installed in a WCH housing!

I like any type of WCH as long as the ring rate and volume are set correctly, too slow or fast and they are annoying. I like the look of the housing and the fact they are aluminum, not PVC. I know a couple of them that are in very dirty environments (coal dust, salt air) and so far they have lasted around 15 years. I also like the fact they have their own unique sound, most of the others sound very similar. I still prefer mechanical bells.
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Re: Favorite Electronic Bell

Post by TrickyMario7654 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:39 pm

I'm not really a huge fan of E-Bells in general. (Hybrid and Teardrop bells 4ever!!!! :Grin: ) But if I had to pick one E-Bell, I'll have to say General Signals Type 1. I like how they sound higher pitched than most E-Bells available. The bad news is that I only know of one crossing in Melbourne that has them (Macaulay Road, Kensington).
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Re: Favorite Electronic Bell

Post by freebrickproductions » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:28 pm

TrickyMario7654 wrote:I'm not really a huge fan of E-Bells in general. (Hybrid and Teardrop bells 4ever!!!! :Grin: ) But if I had to pick one E-Bell, I'll have to say General Signals Type 1. I like how they sound higher pitched than most E-Bells available. The bad news is that I only know of one crossing in Melbourne that has them (Macaulay Road, Keningston).
You should record that crossing.
There should be a legal limit as to how humid it can be on any given day during the summer here in the South...

Send me or any other admin a private message or email if you want to submit crossing photos to the site!
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Re: Favorite Electronic Bell

Post by TrickyMario7654 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:45 pm

freebrickproductions wrote:
TrickyMario7654 wrote:I'm not really a huge fan of E-Bells in general. (Hybrid and Teardrop bells 4ever!!!! :Grin: ) But if I had to pick one E-Bell, I'll have to say General Signals Type 1. I like how they sound higher pitched than most E-Bells available. The bad news is that I only know of one crossing in Melbourne that has them (Macaulay Road, Keningston).
You should record that crossing.
I don't think I can. It's on the other side of Melbourne...
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Re: Favorite Electronic Bell

Post by UnionPacific4Life » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:06 pm

GS all the way. Look nice, sound nice, a winner in my book
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