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Old 02-06-2020, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone point me at plans for a steam whistle suitable for mounting on top of a vertical boiler - this is for a steam boat at scale 1:12. The whistle will connect direct to a 1/4 x 40 fitting on top of the boiler and be activated by a string pull. It will be very visible so needs to look the part.

I would like to build this myself as a project to continue to develop my very nascent lathe/mill skills. But also interested in a commercial source.

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Old 02-06-2020, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Regner make a nice little brass whistle which comes in a kit for their locos. I believe it is 2-3" tall, so it might look very nice on your launch.



Here's the spec, from
http://www.gardenrailways.co.uk/regner-whistle-kit-20209.html

(I have purchased several locos and parts from Graham at this site.)

A very popular product not just for Regner engines so we have provided the thread sizes etc. Whistle length including thread (M5x0.5) 69mm Dia: 10mm. 210mm of 3mm copper pipe. 2 solder nipples. 2 compression olives. Connecting sleeve, M5 x 0.75. Reducing connector, outer M6 x 0.75, inner M5 x 0.5. Whistle valve, thread M5 x 0.5, and copper washers.
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Here is one that I made for a Topaze Boat
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Steam in the Garden magazine website (steamup.com)

The published a series of articles on building from scratch the original Larry Bangam Resonator Whistle. Can't tell you the exact issue as my collection is in storage. I'm sure someone can fill in here.

If you subscribe to SitG via their web site you will have access to all of the back issues and can find the artiles.


Sources:

Paul Bailey <[email protected]>
Offers resonator whistles to fit specific locomotive or a basic one that will fit most any loco. for specific locomotive (some but not all from; Accucraft, Aster and Roundhouse)

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"Eleanor House", Sibthorpe Hill, Tuxford, Nr Newark, Notts NG22 0PJ U.K.
Phone: 01777 871047
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Bob used to make great resonator whistles and offered to fit them.
I do not know if Bob still makes whistles, But I'm sure he'll let us know.

I have about 6-8 whistles installed some from Bob and Paul. All are tremendous if you're into giving a locomotive real voice or content with silence. And a few whistles with great plans to install them.

I think others have come to offer whistles but I don't know who.

Years back there was general fascination today some irritations and complaints about noise probably due to proliferation - and they can be loud. I like Whistles.

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Steam in the Garden magazine website (steamup.com)

The published a series of articles on building from scratch the original Larry Bangam Resonator Whistle. Can't tell you the exact issue as my collection is in storage. I'm sure someone can fill in here.

If you subscribe to SitG via their web site you will have access to all of the back issues and can find the artiles.


Sources:

Paul Bailey <[email protected]>
Offers resonator whistles to fit specific locomotive or a basic one that will fit most any loco. for specific locomotive (some but not all from; Accucraft, Aster and Roundhouse)

DJB MODEL ENGINEERING LTD
"Eleanor House", Sibthorpe Hill, Tuxford, Nr Newark, Notts NG22 0PJ U.K.
Phone: 01777 871047
E-mail: [email protected]


Bob Weltyk; Bob in Mich (here on MLS)
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Bob used to make great resonator whistles and offered to fit them.
I do not know if Bob still makes whistles, But I'm sure he'll let us know.

I have about 6-8 whistles installed some from Bob and Paul. All are tremendous if you're into giving a locomotive real voice or content with silence. And a few whistles with great plans to install them.

I think others have come to offer whistles but I don't know who.

Years back there was general fascination today some irritations and complaints about noise probably due to proliferation - and they can be loud. I like Whistles.
Thanks for the input - I have the Weltyk whistle installed on an Aster berkshire - it sounds great but isn't designed to be on display.

I bought a good looking whistle from a chinese vendor - microcosm-engine. It looks good but the sound is high pitched shriek. (Incidentally, it arrived 3 days after I ordered it and P&P was free - how do they do it?)

Ministeam offer a whistle that looks the part, so I will try that and look for another project to improve my mill/lathe 'skills'.


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Thanks for the input - I have the Weltyk whistle installed on an Aster berkshire - it sounds great but isn't designed to be on display.


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Think I missed something, "On display"? Could you explain please.
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Think I missed something, "On display"? Could you explain please.
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It will be very visible so needs to look the part.
I leave you to draw your own conclusion.



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Chris, When I made the Aster Berkshire Whistle,I made it for the Sound and I found a place to hide it as to be heard and not seen. Here ie the Weltyks Whistle for the Berkshire exposed
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I leave you to draw your own conclusion.
Gee grandma,
The resonator should be on the left
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Chris, When I made the Aster Berkshire Whistle,I made it for the Sound and I found a place to hide it as to be heard and not seen. Here ie the Weltyks Whistle for the Berkshire exposed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPpRVD7gaH8
Are you still making the whistles, Bob ?
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