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Re: Ever-growing collection of British siren images

Fri Jun 16, 2023 3:30 pm

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That thing is vastly underpowered! It should sound more like this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq85Qw5kz2E (this is one in Kirkby, Merseyside)

As for testing times, is 5pm something the staff told you? Just wondering if this website is out of date before I potentially go record an ambience in future (https://magnoxstakeholdergroups.com/site/chapelcross/)
Oh yeah, sorry, it was 5:30 pm, my mistake...
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Re: Ever-growing collection of British siren images

Fri Jun 16, 2023 9:17 pm

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Oh yeah, sorry, it was 5:30 pm, my mistake...
No worries - just thought it was worth double-checking!

As you suggest, I think the video does seem to show a MasterBlaster or some other small siren as the main one winds up. Can't decide whether there might be two bigger sirens or if it's just echoes. The main siren sounds a lot like an Elektror E57, even though it isn't one!
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Re: Ever-growing collection of British siren images

Sat Jun 17, 2023 7:46 am

al66class59 wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2023 9:17 pm
Eclipse DDS wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2023 3:30 pm
Oh yeah, sorry, it was 5:30 pm, my mistake...
No worries - just thought it was worth double-checking!

As you suggest, I think the video does seem to show a MasterBlaster or some other small siren as the main one winds up. Can't decide whether there might be two bigger sirens or if it's just echoes. The main siren sounds a lot like an Elektror E57, even though it isn't one!
Actually, I don’t think that it was a MasterBlaster, as on the “Virtual-Reality” Chapelcross tour at the Devils Porridge Museum, I spotted a smaller siren of some description, which looked a bit like an SLA-0002 but with a larger chopper, also with a black and grey colour scheme. Unfortunately I completely forgot to take a picture (the tour wasn’t through a headset, it was on a screen), so if anyone else is visiting the Museum, be sure to take a picture of the siren!
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Re: Ever-growing collection of British siren images

Thu Jun 29, 2023 8:46 am

Hello again!

Guess what I did for the 3rd time? Went to Yorkshire, of course!
Yes, I'm sorry, but here is yet another writeup on a siren situated in Yorkshire. Just one this time, but important nonetheless!

So, I am aware that I have already done a writeup on this specific siren, but I have some new information to share regarding it.

To set the scene, last time that we visited the Yorkshire Air Museum, we noticed that there was going to be a Cold War car show in June, and since our tickets last for about a year, we decided that we would attend it. And boy, did we not regret going.

Anyway, when we arrived at the Museum, we saw that the Control Tower had been re-plastered on two sides and some windows replaced, which was a nice sight. However, shifting our gaze upwards, where we expected to see the Carter siren, instead we saw nothing. There was little chance that the siren had been moved offsite, so after spending a while looking around the main event, I began to actively search for the siren's whereabouts. Surprisingly, the siren was not in the restoration hangar, which made me slightly concerned. After searching most of the site, I assumed that the siren must have been locked away somewhere, and with that we entered the old NAAFI building to buy some lunch.

As we were standing around waiting for our coffees (and tea, for my mother), I looked around the room, taking in the atmosphere, which has been kept fairly accurate to how the building may have felt back in the day it served as a place of relaxation for the workers of the airfield. As I looked around, I glanced out of one of the many windows that lined the walls, and to my surprise, I saw the Carter sitting outside of it, resting on a shipping pallet, sagging under its weight. After being served our beverages (and sandwiches), I drank mine quickly and excitedly walked over to where the siren was located. The area where it sat was out of view from the rest of the site, so I didn't see it during my main search. After asking some employees if I was allowed to go behind the building to take some pictures of the siren, they seemed confused. I then showed them the siren, and they said 'oh, that thing!'. I found that quite funny. Anyway, after taking some pictures, a lovely employee going by the name Helen approached me to ask if I was taking photos for a school project. I explained my interest in sirens, and she seemed quite impressed, and she told me a bit more about what has been happening recently at the Museum which led to the siren being taken down.

Apparently, a film crew had been using the Museum site for a film or series set in World War II. Why the siren would need to be removed I'm not sure. I noticed upon my visit that there was a lot of dust on the ground, which I now realised was placed by the film crew as well. Anyway, apparently there was no plan to immediately reinstall the siren, and it would most likely remain on the ground until the Control Tower is completely restored. On top of that, there were no plans to restore the siren, as there were bigger projects that need to be completed (this can be seen clearly by the amount of items in the restoration hangar). Since they were not going to be doing it themselves, I offered to restore the siren myself at some point, and the staff clearly liked that idea. I will try to get in contact with them again at some point soon to organise something properly.

Just thought that I'd share this :D
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(Also, I know that the Land Rover Series III isn't related to the siren, but it was at the show and it just looked so nice :) )
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Re: Ever-growing collection of British siren images

Tue Oct 03, 2023 3:05 pm

Hello there!

So, this is another post/write-up that I have procrastinated about doing for a while, but here it is finally, heh...

As some may know, A while ago I went on a trip to Italy (where I accidentally discovered the Italian STH-10). When arriving back at Liverpool 'John Lennon' Airport, I decided/convinced my Dad to drive to Ellesmere Port for the reason that it features quite a few sirens, the jewel of which is a Federal Signal 2001, a rare sight in the UK (Only 2 are confirmed to exist over here). This siren was the sole purpose of going to the site, which is on the opposite side of the Mersey to the Airport, quite far out of our way home.

Upon arriving at 'Oil Sites Road', we realised that we were unsure exactly where we could view the siren from (it's installation makes it a bit awkward to see), so we opted to slowly drive down the road until we found a location that it was visible. Immediately after formulating this plan, we rounded a corner to be greeted with the monstrous SiRcom SiBT-2400 siren, which I had completely forgotten about and didn't realise was visible from the road. By the way, when I say that we 'rounded the corner to be greeted', it was perfectly in front of our vehicle after we turned, as if it was installed there just to shock anyone unaware of its whereabouts. According to Brendan W's UK Siren Map, it is used for 'Canalside Operations'.
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After stopping to take a larger-than-necessary quantity of pictures, we continued down the road to try and find the Federal Signal. I was peering out of the passenger-side window, when suddenly I saw the large, white dish of a 2001. We stopped the car at a safe parking location and walked around for about 5 minutes, trying to figure out exactly how I had caught a glimpse of the siren. After much confusion, we finally found the only location it can be viewed from. There is a very, VERY small space that the siren is visible from, due to the surrounding buildings, trees and the fence. We spent a while trying to get the camera into the most ideal position to photograph the siren, and we were, needless to say, disappointed with the result; a blurry, out-of-focus image of half of Ellesmere Port's 2001.
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On the plus side, we did manage to discover a couple of sirens in the Port, both of which I think are also SiRcoms. The locations will be posted on the UK Siren Map thread too, but here are some pictures:

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Anyway, so that FULLY concludes my writings on the sirens that I saw on my trip to (and from) Italy.

Unfortunately, I am still a bit behind on posting these sort of write-ups/posts/whatever you want to call them, so expect some more photos in this thread soon! No new sirens as-of now, just some nicer ones of Carlisle's Klaxon, so don't get excited.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures!
Have a good day/night,
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Re: Ever-growing collection of British siren images

Fri Nov 03, 2023 10:17 am

Hello again,

A little while back I decided to try and get some sunset photography of Carlisle's Klaxon GP6. This is the third time that I have visited this siren (mostly because it is the nearest one to me as far as I know), and I did not regret coming again! I think the pictures speak for themselves.

Hopefully the next time I post on this thread, I should have some new sirens to show. I know which ones I want to visit, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Have a good one,
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Re: Ever-growing collection of British siren images

Sat Nov 04, 2023 4:41 pm

Nice photographs!

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Re: Ever-growing collection of British siren images

Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:01 pm

Hello,

Here are some recent siren photos I took, more information on the sirens can be found in the UK Siren Map thread. Enjoy!

Carlisle's Gents Tri-Tone:
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Longtown's dual-tone siren:
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Re: Ever-growing collection of British siren images

Fri Apr 12, 2024 1:38 pm

Higher-quality shots of Longtown's inactive dual tone siren. Thanks Reuben!
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