2014 - Volume #38, Issue #5, Page #41[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Latest On Dam Steam Whistles
My other big whistles can be heard a mile or more away. This giant one will go twice that far. I operate all the others on a 100-lb. propane tank that I keep in my pickup and set at 125 lbs. pressure. However, for this giant air horn I need a much larger tank.
I have about 30 artillery shells in my collection now and recently made a big display rack for about 20 of them. I also make 3-chime whistles out of artillery shells ranging from 75 to 105 mm. A pipe with elbows and an air compressor hookup connects the shells together. They are designed to make a triple tone like you find on big ships.
I have some smaller whistles made out of 8 to 32-ga. brass shotgun shells that I can just blow into. Anyone with questions please call after 6 p.m. (Dave Dam, 111 N. Buena Vista Rd., Eau Claire, Wis. 54703; ph 715 450-2943)
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