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Thread: inside of a crossing bell

  1. #1
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    Jul 2006

    Default inside of a crossing bell

    Well I found this really interesting. The video has a shot of the inside of a Mechanical Crossing Bell at work. I never knew how they worked...
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Gaithersburg, Maryland, You Ess Of Eh.

    Default RE: inside of a crossing bell

    Yes, neato! 12VDC, electromagnets, and a hammer. Well, 12VDC ideally, what the real voltage might be is variable. The voltage also effects how fast the electromagnets are drawn and concequently, how fast/hard the hammer hits the bell.

    In this video, (in the middle) you can see my 50+ yeard old WRRS bell at work from front and rear.


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