- Jan 14, 2017
Here's another idea, if it's feasible, you could remake the Titanic's Whistles (or a scaled down version of them)!
That would be really cool, Rancor.At some point I am hoping to build a working scale model of one of the emergency dynamos
I have done a little research on the whistles in order to figure out the length of each bell. The diameters are listed and quite easy to find, but the length, not so much. I can't remember where I put the drawing I made up. I figured out that a small scale version of the whistles could be made out of common exhaust pipe sizes. That's the easy part, it's all the other bits and bobs that would be difficult. I have made some single chime whistles but have never attempted something like Titanic had. Link below.Here's another idea, if it's feasible, you could remake the Titanic's Whistles (or a scaled down version of them)!
I would prefer to stick with full size parts so that means propeller hubs and blades are not an option. I also don't have the means to do any metal casting. With the machine tools I have the largest pieces I could deal with effectively could be no more than 6"(150mm) in diameter or longer than 36" (1m).Here's another idea*, but what about a scale model of either one of the Titanic's propellers or a H&W propeller blade?
I can totally understand your point on this one. They probably field several such calls a day. Otherwise perhaps the Titanic Museum?They might. I just can't bring myself to contact them for fear of coming across as yet another Titanic nerd wasting some poor PR assistant's time.
Are there measurements on those drawings like the drawing I've shown? If so, I'm interested in seeing them.I have some detailed drawings from the magazine "engineering" I could forwarded them to you if you wish ( some engine plans and other equipment if your interested.
That's a good idea.Or how about a piece of machinery made by a different company, such as the Dynamos? If the manufacturer is still in business they could have plans hiding away and wouldn't get quite the volume of Titanic related enquires.