« Paper Quilling for the first time® Boye Pocket Guide Teach Yourself to Knit » 3 thoughts on “BRIO Magnetic Bell Signal” 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful adorable, January 4, 2013 By M. Heiss (USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: BRIO Magnetic Bell Signal (Toy) Santa gave this little bell signal as a tuck-in this year, and the kids just love it. Every time a train passes — ding-ding, ding-ding — the magnetic wheels cause the bell to sound. Especially fun with the battery-operated Brio trains. I will upload a photo into Customer Images. This little piece is mighty nice. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful Perfect!, January 28, 2012 By mommyy (IL) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: BRIO Magnetic Bell Signal (Toy) I am so happy that we finally added this to our Brio collection. Yes, it is small, but both of my kids (ages 4.5 & 2) love it. The 4.5 year old runs trains by it constantly, experimenting to see what makes it ring. It is also perfect for when you have your layout almost worked out, but just need one more short piece to make everything fit right. We never seem to have enough of that size piece. The kids love that it makes noise, and I love that it is soft enough that it doesn’t trigger my migraines like a lot of other noisy toys. If your kids make a long train, be aware that it will ring twice for each car that passes it, so the ringing can go on for a while. I can’t stand most noises, and this one doesn’t bother me. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 8 of 9 people found the following review helpful Small, not the loudest and yet a must have!, February 21, 2012 By Anjali – This review is from: BRIO Magnetic Bell Signal (Toy) I took a long time pondering over whether to buy this bell or not, since I was searching for something that would make a little noise to make our “eisenbahn” set more interesting for my 2 yr old son, and everyone seemed to be saying it’s too soft. We decided to buy it anyways and I must say we were not disappointed. A fantastic concept completely mechanical or magnetic so you never need batteries. It is activated by the little metal pins on the wheels of the train so it doesn’t ring when our battery operated plastic locomotive drives past but rings when all the wooden wagons pass by. My son started to put a wooden locomotive in front of the battery locomotive to overcome this problem and to ensure the bell rings as soon as the first part of the train drives past, warning the “people” at the station about the “oncoming train”. 🙂 The only problem with the magnetic system is that if you have too many wagons and the electric locomotive is moving very slowly, then the magnet of the bell tends to catch the wheel and stop the train. This occurs almost always when the there are two or three magnetic toys right next to one another. For example if the bell is built next to the BRIO Magnetic Action Crossing then three magnets are working on the train at once and the train gets stuck. But this is not a problem if you’re manually pushing the train. The bell also looks a little delicate so I make sure my son puts it into the box last so it doesn’t get crushed but so far even though he’s sat on it once it’s still in one piece. The bell has a little button on the top so you can manually ring the bell. And as to the sound … I don’t find it too soft. On the contrary, the sound is distinctly audible even over the sound of the radio (if its not blaring)and cannot be missed especially if the train consists of 3-4 wagons. Much to my amusement, my son was gifted a second bell by his grandparents, so now we have two and they are always integrated into the network we build. Therefore I’d say it’s definitely a must have. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.