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Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-15-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,102
Me too! My lifetime goal is to see whistles...

Me too! My lifetime goal is to see whistles return as mainstream sound signals, rather than everyone always resorting to air horns, sirens or electronic warning devices. I have been at it now for...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-14-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,102
4501 scaled whistle on air - YouTube...

4501 scaled whistle on air - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPa6ZGo3L8M)
cary4501scaledwhistle - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxi-bU5g2So)

Here is a comparison of a 4501...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-14-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,102
Fluepipe1 - Page: 1 of 15...

Fluepipe1 - Page: 1 of 15 (http://rjweisen.50megs.com/fluepipe1_001.htm)

The main reason that whistles have been replaced by air horns is that many still regard whistles as inefficient sound...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-14-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,102
This isn't far from where we demonstrated my...

This isn't far from where we demonstrated my toroidal whistle prototype in 1985 to DES officials at Big Bone Lick State Park following two days of successful tests at the Cincinnati/Northern KY...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 11-03-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Dave told me and my family that he had a major...

Dave told me and my family that he had a major project in the works on the Belle of Louisville at Madison. Congratulations Dave on the nice article!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-17-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,423
Photos of the Belle of Louisville at Madison, IN 2

Here are more photos of the Belle I took yesterday at Madison.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-17-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,423
Photos of the Belle of Louisville at Madison, IN

Here are some photos I took of the Belle at Madison yesterday.
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-14-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,423
I've been looking forward to this for several...

I've been looking forward to this for several months. See you on Sunday!
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-11-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,932
In regard to the whistle on the American Queen...

In regard to the whistle on the American Queen not being loud enough, the problem is not with the whistle itself, but with the inadequate size line supplying it with steam from the boiler. The cross...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-10-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,932
The operating pressure of a whistle depends on...

The operating pressure of a whistle depends on its scale (working length to diameter ratio), cutup (the distance of the bell over the bowl) and width of the slit admitting the steam or air. The power...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-10-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,932
You are so right Dave. I'm surprised that you...

You are so right Dave. I'm surprised that you already recommended this in 1994 and nothing has still been done! You would not even need an accumulator tank! Apparently someone is not very...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-07-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
Such a big voice for a small boat! I love it!!

Such a big voice for a small boat! I love it!!
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-06-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
Steam Calliope on the Chautauqua Belle 1 -...

Steam Calliope on the Chautauqua Belle 1 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAQaq-1Au-w)
Here's a video of Dave Morecraft playing his #44 on the Chautauqua Belle.
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-06-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
Willkommen bei Facebook - anmelden, registrieren...

Willkommen bei Facebook - anmelden, registrieren oder mehr erfahren (http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001095401185)
This is Harry's Facebook page. If you have Facebook you may want to...
Forum: Steamboats & History 09-06-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
From time to time a friend of mine from North...

From time to time a friend of mine from North East, PA brings one of his many whistles to the Chautauqua Belle. I know he owns a Lunkenheimer size 3#, along with a number of large whistles from Great...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-15-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,473
Full steam ahead for American Queen in Memphis -...

Full steam ahead for American Queen in Memphis - Memphis Business Journal (http://tinyurl.com/3svqqbg)
Thanks for the information. Finally some good news related to steamboating! This link should...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-19-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,634
Hopefully the powers that be won't make another...

Hopefully the powers that be won't make another wrong decision as they did with the Delta, Mississippi and American Queens. If it goes the way of the others, future generations may never know the...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-27-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,538
It's disheartening to see what has been allowed...

It's disheartening to see what has been allowed to happen to this once great riverboat. I took a tour of it in Cincinnati shortly after it was built in 1976 and at least I still have my memories and...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,039
Sad news indeed! I remember when the MQ made her...

Sad news indeed! I remember when the MQ made her debut in Cincinnati as the largest paddlewheeler ever built and sporting the world's largest calliope. Those were the days! I have a picture of her...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-03-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,360
Whistle & Calliope

I immediately noticed the lack of whistles on her too. There was always the giant 44 note calliope by Davis Calliope Works, which was billed as the world's largest. It would be quite valuable for...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-18-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,649
This sounds like some good news. I had all but...

This sounds like some good news. I had all but given up on future Tall Stacks events after 2006. I hope this time they learned something from 2006 and concentrate more on the boats and less on the on...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-04-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,367
Thanks Dale! What went wrong during the sounding...

Thanks Dale! What went wrong during the sounding of the recovered Titanic's whistle is that it was grossly underpowered. This whistle was designed for high pressure and consumed more CFM than the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-03-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,367
I just wrote Titanic's website about this gross...

I just wrote Titanic's website about this gross error.

From: Weisenberger, Richard J (West Kentucky)
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 10:13 AM
To: 'aclarkson@...'
Subject: Sound File not that...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-03-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,367
I apologize for the sound file link on the...

I apologize for the sound file link on the Titanic Whistle's website. It is NOT the sound of the Titanic's whistle or that of a whistle at all for that matter. It is the sound of a Tyfon horn, as...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 01-03-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,367
We saw the Titanic exhibit when it was at the...

We saw the Titanic exhibit when it was at the Pyramid and later at the Pink Palace in Memphis. We also saw it at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. This is a very well done exhibition...
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