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I would GUESS it was in the higher range, as deeper whistles use more steam, and this engine already had a problem with steam production. Remember, this was before superheaters, and it ran on saturated steam. The boiler was not up to the task of providing enough steam.

I'm trying to get a sense of what it would have sounded like. Does the MTH model portray it correctly? Or does something like a Class A, Allegheny, or a standard hooter sound more like what it would have had.

I'm trying to get a sense of what it would have sounded like. Does the MTH model portray it correctly? Or does something like a Class A, Allegheny, or a standard hooter sound more like what it would have had.

Sid, even if you did happen to stumble across film footage of a Triplex in action, any sounds would most likely have been dubbed over,....may I make a suggestion, ...like I said, send an email to the Erie railroad guys, if they can’t help you, then as you’re probably aware by now doing your research work, that’s a Baldwin built locomotive, pick a Baldwin with a single chime like Steve suggested,.....Maybe Jack ( Hotwater) will see this and lend his expertise like Steve did,.....and then maybe with the two of them, and some of your own research, you can make the educated guess,....keep up the good work!...I watched your Camelback video yesterday....very nicely done!..

Pat

@harmonyards posted:

Sid, even if you did happen to stumble across film footage of a Triplex in action, any sounds would most likely have been dubbed over,....may I make a suggestion, ...like I said, send an email to the Erie railroad guys, if they can’t help you, then as you’re probably aware by now doing your research work, that’s a Baldwin built locomotive, pick a Baldwin with a single chime like Steve suggested,.....Maybe Jack ( Hotwater) will see this and lend his expertise like Steve did,.....and then maybe with the two of them, and some of your own research, you can make the educated guess,....keep up the good work!...I watched your Camelback video yesterday....very nicely done!..

Pat

Ok Pat. I was just seeing if anyone knew anything.

@harmonyards posted:

Sid, even if you did happen to stumble across film footage of a Triplex in action, any sounds would most likely have been dubbed over,....may I make a suggestion, ...like I said, send an email to the Erie railroad guys, if they can’t help you, then as you’re probably aware by now doing your research work, that’s a Baldwin built locomotive, pick a Baldwin with a single chime like Steve suggested,.....Maybe Jack ( Hotwater) will see this and lend his expertise like Steve did,.....and then maybe with the two of them, and some of your own research, you can make the educated guess,....keep up the good work!...I watched your Camelback video yesterday....very nicely done!..

Pat

Something to remember about those Erie triplex locomotives is, they were built in, what,,,,,,,,1918? And gone  to scrap by 1932? Not much chance of accurate sound movie film available for such remote locomotives from that era, as they were pretty much used only as pusher helpers. As Steve stated, freight locomotives of that era tended to have high note, single tone "factory" whistles, probable similar to C&O or N&W "Hooter" whistles. Passenger whistles would have been much more melodious.

@harmonyards posted:

There’s some help Sid, ....soooo what’s in the pipeline from Sid’s locomotive Werks?...no hints yet?.....

Pat

Well this is kinda a collab. I'm not doing much of the work on the engine itself but I am in close contact with the person that will be doing the work. This is an old 5v engine which has blown the 5v and 2 3v boards. I'm done with it. I've done so much to it to have it blow all these times. So it's getting a treatment. Let's just say its possible that in the end it will put a vision line big boy to shame.

Well this is kinda a collab. I'm not doing much of the work on the engine itself but I am in close contact with the person that will be doing the work. This is an old 5v engine which has blown the 5v and 2 3v boards. I'm done with it. I've done so much to it to have it blow all these times. So it's getting a treatment. Let's just say its possible that in the end it will put a vision line big boy to shame.

Very cool, keep up the great work!...looking forward to seeing it, ...

Pat

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