Hope someone can help me out with a bit of a niche question.
I live near a level crossing that has some fairly loud bells. From looking around this site I reckon they are Safetran Type 3's. Now train noise I can deal with, but I'm not particularly close and the those bells are pretty harsh and go often and at all hours.
Anyway, I remember a little while back looking into whether quieter bells are possible. I could be remembering it wrong, but think I found something about electronic bells that localise the sound better for any pedestrians nearby, but for the life of me can't find anything similar googling it now.
From memory, I even found a news article about how some businesses in Adelaide had their bells replaced with the better localised ones a few years ago - again, google is not my friend on this now.
So, can any of you gurus point me in the right direction? Or even any related info would be good.