NIce. Where did you get the Crosby?I have a 12 inch Crosby whistle. It is 46 inches tall, weighs 260 pounds and has a 3 inch steam line. I think this would be a bit large for a traction engine. A line that big with the whistle full open would probably syphon water from the boiler and drain the boiler faster than the blowdown. I agree the small whistles are shrill and annoying. Mockingbird whistles and sirens are always fun and interesting as a second whistle. Longer bell whistles have a deeper tone and are more pleasant to the ear. The Buckeyes have longer bells. Another whistle that is deceptive is the Powell. Beth V. has a Powell pictured above (Horizontal with ruler). The longer chamber goes to the top and then out over the shorter bell. This gives it a deep bell tone. I personally think the Powell’s have the nicest chords and are the least shrill. I do have a Chinese step top and feel they are good whistles and sound nice. The Chinese still build and run steam locomotives today. Pictured is a 6-inch Chinese step top 5-chime locomotive whistle (left), and a Powell 8-inch 3-chime (Right)
in post 25 is a photo of what I talking aboutRe: Whats your favorite Steam Whistle?
and a few more pics of it thanks for any help
Re: Whats your favorite Steam Whistle?
NIce. Where did you get the Crosby?
I just picked up "The Whistles Moan", a great book for anyone interested in steam whistles.
The 12 inch diameter Crosby steam whistle was originally installed circa 1889 at the American Brake Shoe Company in Mahwah, NJ. It was last blown around 1950 and removed from their water tower in 1970.