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Re: Favorite Electronic Bell

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

Re: Favorite Electronic Bell

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:39 pm
by TrickyMario7654
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).

Re: Favorite Electronic Bell

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:28 pm
by freebrickproductions
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.

Re: Favorite Electronic Bell

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:45 pm
by TrickyMario7654
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...