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Re: A new whistle for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Postby AzHonker » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:51 am

Nice!! I love the uncontrollable smile everyone gets when they get to pull the cord.....
Edit: BTW,I prefer No. 31... but that's just me.....

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Re: A new whistle for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Postby RES » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:21 pm

Great job on making those. The first one sounded totally discordant to my ears. The 2nd one was almost blowing the correct GBDEG of the Nathan chord. When they tested these at their shop on air, the 2nd one sounded utterly orgasmic. To me, even better on air than steam, unusual for a steam whistle.

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Re: A new whistle for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Postby Jacob Tompke » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:21 pm

Wow! They mentioned something about making mini 5 chime whistles for amusment scale trains. Can you direct me to where they have those little whistles or where they sell them?? Thanks! :D
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Re: A new whistle for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Postby AzHonker » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:06 am

Jacob Tompke wrote:Wow! They mentioned something about making mini 5 chime whistles for amusment scale trains. Can you direct me to where they have those little whistles or where they sell them?? Thanks! :D


Try here

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Re: A new whistle for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Postby RES » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:19 pm

Here are two of mine, a 2-1/2" all-bronze 5-chime (John Sole, Chuck Blumle) and a 4" stainless steel 6-chime (Sir Malcom Midgely of the UK and Chuck Blumle finish)

The little 5-chime has a standard 1/2" inlet and can be blown on our horn rigs, sounds like a tiny Airchime K5H on compressed air/NO2 and more like a tiny Nathan 5-chime on steam, while the 6-chime sounds very much like a Southern RR top-lever 6-chime, sweet chord.

Here is a video of John blowing the 2-1/2" 5-chime prototype made by his father on a steam tractor...Utterly orgasmic sound!! My all bronze version sounds exactly the same...

The 6-chime was blown at the 2005 OR get together, on Chris Moyer's rig, somebody must have gotten that on video...

I love tiny chime whistles!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZZyaoiJnhY

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