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How Many Whistles Does Your Collection Contain?


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View Poll Results: How Many Whistles Does Your Collection Contain?
1-3 72 36.55%
4-6 43 21.83%
7-10 31 15.74%
10-15 18 9.14%
16 or more 33 16.75%
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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.
What do the KGB agents tell you is the "correct" whistle for your engine?
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I see Paul Spence found a little Lunkenheimer....anyone else??

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^ It's a Powell.......

**Right you are!...but at least I spelled Paul's name correctly! Beth**

Craig here: You spelled Lunkenheimer correctly too......but I'm STILL docking points.......
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Beff!
Since there is only the one postal day left until Christmas, something is telling me not to expect an arrival from your extensive and covetted whistle collection. So! I had to resort to my own means!
Does this constitute a collection?
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Don't know if I'd call it a collection, but know that about any steam fellow should be glad to have what the SN plate bolts onto!!!!
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Funny you should ask Beth.

This showed up in the mail today.:

It is an 8" that needs some help.
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Nice whistle there Tom! Which engine will get to supply the steam?

Happy New Year!
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2" pipe. I don't know if I have anything big enough for it. It would have to be plumbed off the main valve.

I have a 5" lunkenhiemer fire alarm too. It also needs some help. The tube is dented and the variable piston is gone.

The 8" is missing the valve internals. I can pattern between the two to make them both working whistles.

The 8" was Cedar Rapids, IA city power plant whistle.

The man I got the 5" from said he removed it from a building in Cinncinati,OH where brass fittings had been made.
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Default Re: How Many Whistles Does Your Collection Contain?

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What do the KGB agents tell you is the "correct" whistle for your engine?
I believe that most Keck engines had a 3-chime Buckeye whistle when new.
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The 8" was Cedar Rapids, IA city power plant whistle.
I'm fairly certain that this whistle is pictured at Mount Pleasant in front of a big Reeves traction engine, a 32 h.p. I believe, in the mid 1960's in the IMA.

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Turns out I was wrong on everything.

The whistle was the fire alarm for Iowa Falls, IA , and is pictured in the May-June 1966 issue of the IMA on p. 22 in front of Neil Miller's 32 Reeves at his show near Alden, IA. The picture does give one a sense of how large the whistle is pictured with the engine in the background.

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David, your doing good to remember anything from a 43 year old magazine.

You got whistle, Iowa, and 32 Reeves right. I'm not sure what I had for breakfast today.

That whistle must be around somewhere yet. I have seen another 8" like this at Warps museum in Minden,NE displayed in the fire station, so there are some around yet.

There should be a copy of that magazine here. I'll look when I get time.
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