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Post  Waterways on Sun 18 Nov 2018, 8:19 am

Hi looking for a 3 or 4 chime steam whistle for my showmans i want one which is not too high a pitch I can't seem to find any for sale with a video

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Post  lynnr on Sun 18 Nov 2018, 10:12 am

Hi

This is the one used on Crystal. A nice 4 chime Here

http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=49_148&product_id=10456


and a video of it.

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Post  sonick45 on Sun 18 Nov 2018, 11:22 am

You can buy nice chimes from Live steam models but if your after a more authentic named chime with provenance you will need to look to America. Expect to by upwards from 300 for a Lonergan or Lunkenheimer and if your wallet is bursting a Crosby chime will fetch 400-500.

Prices in the UK are more inflated as most if not all are imported and sold on.

10 years ago the market was quiet for whistles but now it gone mad.

I bought a 3" diameter Lonergan 3 chime from the United States after searching steam forums over there.

Most decent sellers will run it on air before you buy it so you can see its a goer.

http://www.steam-whistles.com/
GOOD PLACE TO START

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Post  Waterways on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 8:27 am

Can I use my existing valve or do I need another one
Thanks for your help
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Post  sonick45 on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 9:30 am

Kieth, was that question directed to me or Lynn? The old loco type chimes have a valve built into the whistle. You will just need a reducing Bush as the whistles are oversize. Not sure on the live steam models type.
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Post  lynnr on Mon 19 Nov 2018, 9:47 am

Hi Kieth.

The live steam whistle fits the Steam Traction World valve but you need to open the steam passages a bit in the valve to get a good enough delivery. Which I did with a file and a Dremel type tooling.
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