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Author Topic: Steam Whistle for real paddler!  (Read 2385 times)

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Steam Whistle for real paddler!
« on: December 02, 2005, 05:54:41 PM »
HI PD’s  - Sean, I think the 70>150 PSI you mention may be for full scale [real – life size] steam whistle systems – most of our OZ paddlers appear to have had boilers within this general range & I am sure steam fog horns or whistles on vessels with higher pressure steam systems would have use steam pressure reducing valves for this purpose  
Tis a pity that the old Cheddar link is gone as I would have referred to it – have you checked other WEB sites for detail on model steam whistles? as my understanding is most ‘general’ model boilers appear to limit out at say 60 PSI or lower  
Having said all this, from experience a model boiler system could set you back $1000 AUD - Derek  
From: thewharfonline []
 Sent: Friday, 2 December 2005 11:14 AM
 Subject: RE: Steam Whistle for real padler!  
Thanks for your replies guys and yes Derek I thought it might drown it out too. Thats why I was wondering if maybe the model boiler would work.....but I was researching steam whisatles and they need between 70 and 150 PSI can you do that on a model boiler?
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Offline Sean Bryan

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Steam Whistle for real paddler!
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2005, 11:00:42 AM »
yeh well I'd need a real whistle I think so it looks like the model boiler is out. And there I thought I might get away with having some steam on my boat!

Thanks for the help Derek!
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