Steam Whistles

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Steam Whistles

Postby m5pileofaluminum » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:24 am

Whistles????? Who has whistles? I have an 85 gallon tank,with a 3/4 outlet each side. Ball valves on each. I cant get the 2 inch to3/4 bushing out.

Whistles , 5"brass 3 chime crosby one bowless will make a bowl in the winter. 4 inch bald ,acorn nut 3 chime Lunkenheimer with valve. 4 inch 3 chime brass top 3 inch 3 chime top and plate 5 inch 3chime brass top .So will make a few bowls from solid stock in lathe. 4 inch Kahlenberg 2 chime but chambers are full length. The divider slips in to top. I wonder if 3 chime can be made slip fit>??

Whistles anyone??

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Re: Steam Whistles

Postby AzHonker » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:34 am

Hey Wade, Just for you.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA9nMQ4CNXM

I can be pest sometimes..... LOL

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Re: Steam Whistles

Postby Shay5fan » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:34 pm

Stay tuned. I'm gonna grab a section of PVC sewage pipe from work and make a exact replica of a china 5. :D Me and my dremel...and tons of glue.
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Re: Steam Whistles

Postby AzHonker » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:07 am

Check out how this one sounds. He's really got it going good. I'm probably gonna copy his chimes and build one powered by a 12V air mattress inflator. Note that as he's pushing the last chime into its socket(4:01), the whole thing gives a tiny hoot. Also at the end he mashes it hard and it over blows. Still looks like fun to make. (Sorry Wade)


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Re: Steam Whistles

Postby Shay5fan » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:33 pm

I do all my prototypes using PVC. I built a set of three all tuned together out of 1" pipe. I pushed a full 120 PSI through them and no overblow. I used a specially designed languid block to direct the air better over the enlarged and taller opening. There is a science behind whistles. Was able to obtain a decent echo and it was hard on the ears too. I've been building whistles since I was 14. PVC is always my material of choice for testing different designs. Go ahead and make fun of me all y'all want, but I'm a firm believer of PVC. Just wait. I'll show y'all what can be done with PVC. ;)
A true logging railroad fan. What's railroading without mountains and grades.

Horns owned:
NathaN AirChime K5HL Norfolk Southern Heritage.
Leslie SuperTyphon Dome Back S-3L.
Wabco AA-2

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Re: Steam Whistles

Postby RES » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:43 am

Electric fan shelving under construction.
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Shelving 1.JPG
You're not invited...

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Re: Steam Whistles

Postby BillMcKenzie » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:22 am

Awesome fan collection!


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