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by b2major9th
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: Horn Sound Notes
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Horn Sound Notes

... That sound is before a large figure in Union Pacific asked for their own K3 chord . ( forgot the man's name , but he wore a black cowboy hat) The Union Pacific style chord is D# G B . yes B . I’ve never seen, in more than 20 years, a 2 bell that sounded G natural, as you stated above. They run ...
by b2major9th
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: Horn Sound Notes
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Horn Sound Notes

Another thing to keep in mind is that the bells, as produced seldom blew exactly the advertised notes. Most of the time, regardless of era, the #1 bell was pretty close to D#, within +/- 10 cts. The #2 bell most of the time blew sharp, often as much as 50 to 70 cts sharp meaning it was between F# an...
by b2major9th
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: Nathan P Bell Lengths
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Nathan P Bell Lengths

Leslie S5A wrote:Well that would have to be the bell lengths of the 247, 277, 311, 370, and 440 bells.


That doesn't say how long it was
by b2major9th
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: K Bell Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: K Bell Repair

510trackside wrote:Nah I’ve alrwady talked to Mike, and this isn’t something he’ll do


Too labor / time intensive for compared to the cost of replacement
by b2major9th
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: S3BJ and replica SL4T
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: S3BJ and replica SL4T

Im pretty shire the sl4t is a real one. Here is my original Leslie SL4T ex-Amtrak EMD SDP40F #531 Leslie17.jpg Leslie16.jpgLeslie15.jpg I see now. The real on is lower. No, not true. The real one is not lower. The replica is pretty much a spot on copy of the Leslie low-profile 5-chime manifold. Ken...
by b2major9th
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: S3BJ and replica SL4T
Replies: 12
Views: 656

Re: S3BJ and replica SL4T

Here is 2 horns S3BJ and replica SL4T I picked up yesterday at Ed Kaspriske's. The S3BJ is mine and the replica SL4T is Ryan Grantham's. Ed and I had a awesome day chasing trains that day. I will be posting more on that day soon. Plus we went to Steamtown Scranton, PA.521.jpg517.jpg523.jpg Im prett...
by b2major9th
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Single Chimes LOT for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Single Chimes LOT for sale

PM sent
by b2major9th
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: The Leslie S-5A and S-3E; were they ever produced?
Replies: 55
Views: 4975

Re: The Leslie S-5A and S-3E; were they ever produced?

Lets get a better version of that picture. http://s3.amazonaws.com/rrpa_photos/29368/MILW%20999-3%20%20Tacoma,%20WA%20%205-15-79.jpg This is GP20 #999. Built as a GP9 in 1954. This was long after the switch to two digit bells, and after the S3E was discontinued. As stated before, there appears to o...
by b2major9th
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: The Leslie S-5A and S-3E; were they ever produced?
Replies: 55
Views: 4975

Re: The Leslie S-5A and S-3E; were they ever produced?

Picking up on the conversation re: Milwaukee Road's S-5D's, I think when Leslie switched from the S-5D frequencies of 277, 330, 392, 440, 554 that they had used in 1951 to the 250 310 370 550 frequencies, they probably had a surplus of the older manifold (rack) castings for the S-5D; hence, that wo...
by b2major9th
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Locomotive Air Horns
Topic: The Leslie S-5A and S-3E; were they ever produced?
Replies: 55
Views: 4975

Re: The Leslie S-5A and S-3E; were they ever produced?

The horn I had had dowel pins fitted unto the base of the bells, each with a pin hole in the side of the dowel. The 25 bell had the largest hole and the 55 the smallest. Three bolts, not studs with nuts, fastened each bell to the manifold. Sounds like a bell set from a standard "Var." ori...

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