Appearance: The simulator is finished to a very high standard of workmanship and comments have always been very favourable! A significant proportion of the 50+ hours taken to hand-build each unit goes on painting. The simulator comes complete with a top quality 24" sally bell rope developed specifically for this application.
Weight: The simulator is heavy enough to feel extremely realistic, but light enough to be mounted in a normal domestic roof space.
Size: The simulator is not so small as to seem unrelated to a small tower bell, but not so large as to present a problem finding a place to install it, for example, in an attic or a pitched-roof garage. A split wheel version is available to allow installation through a loft hatch.
Portability: The simulator can be easily dismantled and transported in a hatchback car. Technical Info. A basic tool kit is provided with each simulator.
Installation: The simulator generates very modest forces during use and mounting it across two joists or roof trusses has been found to be quite adequate. A mounting kit and a smooth wooden ceiling boss are included with each simulator where applicable.
Set-up: The simulator is fully ready for plugging straight into a suitable PC or laptop running ABEL or BELTOWER and comes complete with a strike-point sensor, 5 metres of cable and a 9-pin serial port connector.
Ease of use: Ringers of all skill levels find this equipment extremely easy to use. The simulator can be hurried along to Minor or stroked along to Maximus with equal predictability and satisfaction. A person who has never touched a bell rope before can often ring unaided in less than 5 minutes.
Safety: The simulator is of robust construction and will not break under normal usage. The novel stay/slider arrangement is both silent and virtually frictionless in operation, while making it impossible for the bell to "go over the top" and pull the tail end through the ceiling. A spare dowel and strap is supplied with each unit.
Cost: The simulator supplied as shown is being offered for sale at the lowest practical price taking into account the ever-increasing cost of quality materials and the large number of hours of labour. A significant discount may be applied to customers wishing to do their own paintwork. How to buy.