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Author Topic: 1:35 EIMCO 401-216 "Whistling Pig"  (Read 3977 times)
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« Reply #90 on: October 18, 2019, 06:04:14 AM »

Thanks for the Youtube video, but i am confused, which is normal, why does it sound like a combustion engine? it's Air driven, shouldn't it be noiseless or make hissing sounds? I've never seen a tank locomotive in use, only stationary,
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« Reply #91 on: October 18, 2019, 07:55:13 AM »

Very impressive.  Only improvement I could see is to make it so that his head turns with the direction of travel. I like the sound.
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« Reply #92 on: October 18, 2019, 12:47:30 PM »

Most satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #93 on: October 18, 2019, 11:47:46 PM »

Excellent work all around!
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« Reply #94 on: October 19, 2019, 02:34:31 AM »

Hi Bernhard

What did you use for the Fordson engine in the TACL loco? Enquiring minds need to know....
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« Reply #95 on: October 19, 2019, 04:13:27 AM »

Thanks for your interest!

Mr. Potato Head:
The locomotive is not driven by pistons/cylinders, as is the case in a steam locomotive. Rather, it is equipped with a five cylinder rotary air motor, which generates this characteristic exhaust noise.

5thweel:
The one with the head is a nice idea. Unfortunately the space is not enough for a corresponding drive.


Krusty:
The tractor is a resin kit from Plusmodel (No. 448). I will report about the construction in a separate topic.

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« Reply #96 on: October 19, 2019, 11:08:34 AM »

Whistling PIGS in action at the lea Bailey mine on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukdBQDvTzr8
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« Reply #97 on: October 19, 2019, 11:13:36 AM »

IF it does not work the You Tube reference  - just enter Lea Bailey Narrow gauge Whistling pigs on Youtube there are quite a few different versions with very good sound
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« Reply #98 on: October 19, 2019, 11:18:50 AM »

Bernhard a lovely bit of modelling and excellent step by step information with loads of prototype stuff
looking forward to more of your modelling
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« Reply #99 on: October 20, 2019, 02:16:38 AM »

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The tractor is a resin kit from Plusmodel (No. 448). I will report about the construction in a separate topic.

Thanks Bernhard.
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« Reply #100 on: October 20, 2019, 08:38:24 AM »

Barney, thanks for sharing the link, and thanks to all for your appreciation.
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« Reply #101 on: October 20, 2019, 08:51:48 AM »

I always find it interesting when I can learn something about the history of the prototypes for my models. So I would like to share the history of the Whistling Pig with you. The information comes from Lea Bailey Light Railway.

ManufacturerEIMCO Eastern Iron & Metal Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
TypeEimco 401
Serial No.401-216
Year of construction1968
DriveCompressed air, five cylinder Eimco Type 200 rotary air motor, 20 PS, with 2-speed transmission
Receiver filling pressure 7.5 bar (110 psi)
Working pressure 7.5 bar (110 psi)
Running distance with full charge approx. 500 m, or running time approx. 10 min.
Today's locationLea Bailey Light Railway, Mitcheldean, England

The critter was manufactured in 1968 at the Salt Lake City plant in the USA. He began his working life in Colorado and ended it at a mining company in British Columbia, which used it until 2012. It was then sold to the UK in 2015 and stored for possible use on a planned narrow-gauge railway in Isfield, Sussex. When this project seemed unlikely to progress, the critter was moved to the Lea Bailey Light Railway in May 2016 to make it operational again. After extensive overhaul work and a gauge change to 610 mm, the critter ran there again for the first time on 11 September 2016.
Of the more than 200 critters built, only 5 remain today. Whistling Pig is the only one outside the USA, and probably the only one that is still functional.

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« Reply #102 on: October 22, 2019, 11:39:46 PM »

Whistling PIGS in action at the lea Bailey mine on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukdBQDvTzr8
Barney

Funny thing, there was an advertisement at the beginning feature two Muppet pigs screaming!

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