- Abel Simulator
- Using sensors on all 8 bells. Silent practice facility. Bells silenced
by clapper bars.
- Virtual Belfry Simulator - Using sensors on all 8
bells. Silent practice facility. Bells silenced by clapper bars.
- Fixed camera in
ringing room linked to screen and video recorder covering bells 2, 3 and
4. Can take own video recording away for review.
- Camcorder - available
for use on site.
- Separate TV/Video
- Flip chart.
- Additional Laptop PC
- LCD projector and
- Set of handbells (8).
- Sherborne model bell.
- ‘Real’ model bell.
- Television in Ringing
Room showing output from two fixed cameras in the bell chamber. One
(colour) showing all the bells and frame. One (black & White)
focussed on the 7th showing the bell clapper, wheel, stay and slider
when the bell is rung.
- Separate Dumbbell with sensor linked
to Abel and Virtual Belfry and a TV
Normally training sessions are undertaken with the bells silenced and the
simulator in use. However, adjustable sound control fitted during the
2009-2010 restoration means that it may be possible to ring the bells open
and sound control closed for some training sessions. This will be subject to
the time of day, the amount of recent open ringing and whether lessons are in
progress at Shiplake College next to the Church.
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