Discussion in 'U30B' started by Karl, Dec 31, 2009.
846 and her older sister rest at the SY Diesel Shop on a December 1974 day.
Nice shot, now one can see where those roof top details are/were supposed to go.
Thanks for posting
I wonder, is Atlas looking at this for there U30B?
Pardon me for asking dumb questions, but which horn is that with all bells facing forward - and which horn is it with 2 facing back?
Horns can be set up to have the individual bells (each horn) facing all forward or some, usually 3, forward and 2 backward and arranged by the musical note sound per bell facing forward and back.
5 chime horns could be something like a Nathan K5LA, M5, P5A or the Leslie S5T as seen on the 846 in the picture above. K5LA came to be the horns of choice since introduced to the US for Amtrak F40s. K5L had been a Canada only horn but a version was made for US and the A suffix denoting American was added to make the new model number, although some say the A was denoting it for Amtrak who wanted to get the K5L. Chessie beat Amtrak to the punch and used them first. K5LA's and other 5 chimers have been known and seen made with all 5 bells forward or 3 forward and 2 backward. An S5T on one railroad could have all bells forward while another railroad could have an S5T with 3 forward and 2 backward. GM&O had diesels with S5Ts having 4 forward and 1 backward. S5T with 2 bells reversed sometimes refered to as S5T-RR
Depends on what railroad and their preferences. Just hopefully not the horrible sounding and ugly looking Hancock 4700 Air Whistle.
So as far as horns go any configuration is possible
All five forward Leslie S5T, three forward two back Leslie RS5T (reputed to be Frisco's favorite).
i REMEMBER THAT A WHILE BACK THAT WE HAD A MEMBER (DAMN caps)
who rebuilt horns for a couple railroads - and he had sound files loaded, or maybe it was Keith that loaded the sound files?
Anyway, Thanks, KARL (and Keith) for the information. This time I will make a note to myself, or just ask again -- LMAO!
Here you go Sherrel: http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index....ex.php?threads/5-chime-horns.3017/#post-19433
More neat sounds: http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/sound-files.2869/#post-18186
And data about horns: http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/ron-chamberlain-horn-data.4164/
WELL SHUCKS! I just may have to become a horn guru after all that!
After about 45 min - My wife asked me what I was listening too - and I replied - train horns!
She got this "strange" look on her face and quietly said to her daughter: "I think he may be close to commitial".
Once again - you guys have loaded me up with more study work!
Hahahaha we're ALL ready for committal, aren't we?
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