Where can I get a good quality siren?

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Where can I get a good quality siren?

Post  Brian M on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 12:06 pm

Hi All,

As we have the option of adding a siren to the DCC, where can I get one from? I have scanned the Web, but with no success!

Thanks in advance,

Brian

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Re: Where can I get a good quality siren?

Post  Robfishman on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 12:24 pm

I think Heritage Steam do a 6" siren now not see or heard it so can't judge the quality. Also this chap is / was making them at 4".

http://www.minieisenbahn.de/sirene.html

I know there is somewhere else ive seen them at 4" but I'll have to go hunting the web.

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Post  Kevster on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 12:32 pm

R A Barker do them,

see tonys post in owners photos section.

He is trying to get a large enough order for barkers to make a new batch.

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Post  Robfishman on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 12:33 pm

I knew I had been them, bottom of page 34! 189.00. Not sure if they make a decent noise but worth a call to them.

http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/pdf/MES2012d.pdf


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Post  sonick45 on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 12:41 pm

Kevster wrote:R A Barker do them,

see tonys post in owners photos section.

He is trying to get a large enough order for barkers to make a new batch.

Kev



I have a Barker siren and it sounds sweet.

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Post  Robfishman on Fri 15 Jun 2012, 12:55 pm

Link here for ease of ref

http://rabarker.sharepoint.com/Pages/WhistlesSirens.aspx

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Re: Where can I get a good quality siren?

Post  Brian M on Sun 17 Jun 2012, 12:27 am

Rob/ Nick,

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Where can I get a good quality siren?

Post  highpressure on Sun 17 Jun 2012, 1:40 am

Mine is a Barkers siren and it was great to hear it again after 12 months silence!!! They make a hell of a whoop too! On 180 psi if you're blowing off they will fire up instantly. My favourite toy on the engine. My wife on the other hand cant stand them and last Friday when she came back from her fathers across the road ahe knew we had fired it up cos she heard it and passed a comment that she was dismayed to see it re-instated Evil or Very Mad No pleasing some people Very Happy

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Re: Where can I get a good quality siren?

Post  Brian M on Mon 18 Jun 2012, 3:13 am

Just ordered from Bakers..... Very Happy

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Baker Siren fitted on RL

Post  sonick45 on Fri 06 Jul 2012, 3:22 pm

just thought those interested in getting the 4" siren from Rob Barker might wish to see one on the block.

Also in place is my 3 chime. It's well over size but i've tested is with the same bore inlet and at 100psi it sounds good.
God knows what it will sound like at 175 !!!

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Post  Dan on Fri 06 Jul 2012, 3:43 pm

That 3 chime is huge! Have you tested the siren yet?

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Post  sonick45 on Fri 06 Jul 2012, 3:52 pm

The picture does make it look massive but it doesn't look too crazy when you step back.

Kinda looks like the road locos that have the big chimes taken from ships fitted to them..
i've seen this size on 4" Macs and they look fine.

The siren works wonderfully. very smooth with no sticking drums inside.


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Re: Where can I get a good quality siren?

Post  Brian M on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 12:54 am

Hi Nick,

Thanks for posting the picture, I noticed you have a male/female adapter to connect the siren to the cylinder block, was this provided by Barkers, or did you have to buy it? If so, what type of thread/size is it?

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Re: Where can I get a good quality siren?

Post  sonick45 on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 7:50 am

1/4 inch male/male fitting. Tapered bsp.
Get mine from a fastener specialist search te web for them.

Barkers do not supply fittings.

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Post  highpressure on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 7:53 am

If the siren is like mine then it should be threaded 1/4 BSP. This then needs a simple bush 1/4 BSP to 1/4 BSP which is readily available from any plumbers supply. 1/4 BSP takes the 10mm copper pipe which is quite popular these days. It will probably come with two olives and nuts but just discard those. If you get really stuk trying to locate let me know and I'll get one and send it you.

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Re: Where can I get a good quality siren?

Post  Brian M on Sat 07 Jul 2012, 11:38 am

Thanks Kev (and Nick)... is it me or are things getting exciting... Very Happy

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