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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 67 35.45%
4-6 42 22.22%
7-10 30 15.87%
10-15 17 8.99%
16 or more 33 17.46%
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Bump...since this has been a topic again.
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Realized I hadn't voted yet; done.

If a small tangent is acceptable: how do keep a whistle under your canopy from giving you a headache?

Cut a hole and stick through the top? Should work, but not sure I want a hole in the canopy.

Get a deeper pitch whistle to accompany the existing one? If so, I like the excuse to get another, but better finish some other items on the list first.

Acetylsalicylic Acid? But then an ounce of prevention.......
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Is this a "status symbol", among "steam folks"? Just curious.
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If a small tangent is acceptable: how do keep a whistle under your canopy from giving you a headache?

How small is it?
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Picked up this 8" Buckeye 3 chime this summer (Assuming you measure just the body and not total height- don't wanna cheat :-) ). Cleaned it up and just waiting on the valve I ordered. Hoping it sounds nice on the Case this summer.
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How small is it?
No measurements handy, but probably within "normal" range of a 19HP traction, yet a distinctly larger one could still seem in "normal" range.

It does make the dog bark....
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Size Matters
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Picked up a 6" Lonergan valve-less chime last Spring, ironically, a half mile from my house. Conversations one day from a friend introduced me to his neighbor that had it.

Also picked up a kinda tired 3" Powell hooter last summer from Craigslist. Didn't really need it but bought it anyway, as the price was right. Cleaned it up & made it shine, and put it on a wood base. Ended up using it as a barganing chip to buy my Tyfon 300DVE boat horn last Fall.

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Weld Engineer,
The whistles are sized by the diameter of the bell. Your Buckeye is a 3 inch chime whistle. You can go to utube and type in "Steam Whistle Buckeye 3 inch" or try this link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuVus9KTTgY
to hear my 3 inch buckeye on steam. Your whistle would sound the same. Jeff K.
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I am happy to say I now have all the 3-chime Crosby's from 1.5 inches to 12 inch. The 12 inch came from The American Brake Shoe Company of Mahwah NJ. Jeff in Mentor
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Picked up this 8" Buckeye 3 chime this summer (Assuming you measure just the body and not total height- don't wanna cheat :-) ). Cleaned it up and just waiting on the valve I ordered. Hoping it sounds nice on the Case this summer.
You don't measure the height of the bell to tell someone about the size of your Whistle. If that was case I would have a 54" and I don't think there's is enough steam in the would to blow something like that. It is the Diameter of the Bell. it looks like you have 2" or a 3" inch chime with a 8 inch bell. ..........DH
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Learned something new today. Thanks, the YouTube video makes me wish it was warm outside. I bought a new United whistle valve on eBay I'm assuming it will work ok. It's 3/4" pipe.
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Are those valves any good with those Teflon seats?
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i dunno

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-United-B...item3a87246935
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No idea on the whistle valves, but I understand that United Brass has a good reputation - I have a couple of their globe valves in operation and several more going to be piped in before Spring.
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It's a United and Made in the USA unlike the Kunkle safety valve I bought last year and found Made in China up inside where it was hard to see.

Received it yesterday looks nice just need a small piece of pipe to connect with the whistle and make some room where the current whistle is located. It's -19 this morning gonna be a while till anything happens.
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Realized I hadn't voted yet; done.

If a small tangent is acceptable: how do keep a whistle under your canopy from giving you a headache?

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Earplugs. You will see me wearing them quite often under a half scale canopy.
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I dug my Leslie 300 Steam Horn out last week and cleaned it up. Sounded good on air. I hope to blow it this fall on steam at Youngstown. This steam horn was removed from The USS Saipan in 1998 and I acquired it in 2000. Jeff in Mentor.
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Since we have been talking about whistles....any new folks wish to add their whistle collection?
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