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How Many Whistles Does Your Collection Contain?


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1-3 67 35.45%
4-6 42 22.22%
7-10 30 15.87%
10-15 17 8.99%
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Beff!
At present, I don't have a one!
But you know, a nice, deep throated, multi-chime whistle would make a lovely Christmas present for a favourite ol' Onkel!
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Here's some of my collection at our local show this past spring. Favorites -6 chime NYC RR , Lunk 3 chime , Kinsey 4 chime and Crosby 3 chime. Merton
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Have a 2.5, 3 and a 4" Buckeye chimes on my Buffalo. There's a siren, a few odd whistles in the barn, along with an 8" Crosby chime, and 3 whistles on my desk.

Found a 2.5" hooter this spring that I gave to my son on his 21st birthday. He was veeeeery happy.

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I think the last time I counted I had around 150 whistles big and small
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:17:29 PM
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Several that I like!

My favorite sound is the Nickel Plate whistle on the 765! Sounds deep in the yard while setting still but high pitched and powerful when coming at you on the tracks at 60 mph!

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Another favorite is the 6 chime locomotive whistle off of the Nickel Plate that we have on the 20 Nichols & Shepard. Sure does sound nice at night & the cloud of steam is really impressive!



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Three inch Buckeye flat acorn
Five inch Crosby chime flat acorn
My favorite is Crosby. Low tone on ears. Neighbors
do hear two miles away. Back in 1991 is my last
time I blew a Crosby.
Here is a link of Crosby whistle site.
http://www.crosby-steam.com/csw.htm

Play the sound of all sizes.

The five inch Crosby sound much like a six inch Crosby.

Sold a Mockingbird. Still looking for wolf whistle.
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I have 2-1/2 on the Huber and my Keck has none. I respect folks right to collect whatever they want but it is frustrating to know all them whistles are just sittin on a shelf when a couple of 'em could be on my engine.
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Andy,

Whistles are sold every day......I'm sure we could customize one by putting fringe on one for you...

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Old 11-18-2009, 11:34:06 AM
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Andy, I know a guy with a house full of whistles. We invited him to come to a whistle blow. He did come, and brought... a 2-1/2" Crane single.....

They're his, and I guess he doesn't want to have to re-polish them. I certainly would have loved to hear some of them. But again, they're his, not mine.

As for the evilbay suggestion, you're competing against an international market. The guys in England will gladly pay more than people will here for a common whistle.

Better suggestion. Watch feebay, but wait for Coolspring and go early.
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