Ron Besdansky posted.
What I would like to get is a good recording of the gear noise during
notching-up - especially from a spur-gear (as opposed to helical-gear) tram
- e.g. a Melbourne W2. I've tried creating the sound with a synthesiser but
couldn't get it right.
Some time ago, a group of Melbourne enthusiasts recorded a variety of tram
sounds and put them out on a 33.1/3 rpm vinyl titled 'Destination City,
Tramway Sound Effects'.
I can't remember who I borrowed it from but I used the sound of a W-class
notching up in my Geelong DVD. I think it was a segment about the Geelong
Neon Bar traffic lights. Yeah I know! Being in Geelong it would've been a
maximum traction type car but no-one complained.
I dubbed it onto a CD and returned the disc to its owner. For Ron's
reference, these are the tracks:
1. Evening peak Batman Ave terminus
2. Evening peak Flinders/Swanston
3. Elizabeth St terminus, morning peak
4. 4-cyl brake application and release W3 662
5. W3 air compressor
6. Single truck X2 676
7. W6 933
8. PCC 980
9. W2 233
10. W3 662
I think the sleeve had additional info about each track.
Let me know if you'd like a copy Ron.
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