Westinghouse E-2B-1

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Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby WhistlenBruce » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:57 am

Does anyone know the current value (November 2017) of a Westinghouse E-2B-1 locomotive air-chime whistle? Alternatively, does anyone here recall what one has sold for in the past?

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Re: Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby AzHonker » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:51 am

Heh Heh another chance to post Ed Kapirsky's video. The E2B1 has a cool fwooonk fwooonk sound!



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Re: Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby railgeek » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:52 pm

I'd imagine 1500-2000 if you could even find one. I'm just missing the manifold for mine.
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Re: Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby GEOMAZ35 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:25 pm

After listening to Ed K's video and sound clips, I had to have one, and purchased a perfect example from Fred Berry. Three years ago I sold it, 2nd-gen E2-B1 for $2500. Same buyer/collector also bought my E2-B3 as well.

I have one last E2-B1 available. It's the rarer 1st-gen with the "wings" on the B-bells. This horn is in original railroad condition, black paint with blue under it. It is untouched, as found. These are harder to find than other locomotive horns.

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Re: Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby WhistlenBruce » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:41 am

Thank you for your replies, everyone. That video is excellent; love the resonance of that whistle. Re: the "wings", I'm not sure what the "B-Bells" are, but I assume they are the two smaller of the three bells. I noticed protruding nubs, for lack of a better word, on the back plates of mine, about an inch & 1/4 long. Will check my Westinghouse literature tomorrow.

I remember seeing this whistle on Erie-Lackawanna E units and on a Pennsy GP in the mid 1960's. The DL&W also had them. Would love to donate mine to whoever owns that DL&W E unit that made it to the Spencer shops a couple years ago, but that would be tough to give up, given its value.

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Re: Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby railgeek » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:12 am

No problem. Here's a thread I made a year or so ago with details of mine:

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Re: Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby AzHonker » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:10 pm

Ya know, I just gotta build a sound-alike. Don't know yet if it's gonna be from Grovers or homemade PVC. I wan't it to sound just like the one in Ed's video. Maybe I'll have it ready for the Gary Tufts Horn Honk in 2018.

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Re: Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby WhistlenBruce » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:41 pm

Thx Railgeek. I see what you mean by wings now.

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Re: Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby Evansville-Antiques » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:40 am

PVC horns are evolving.
sounding "just like" the real E2B1 can indeed be done. Id design a very large diaphragm assembly , as large as the K , At Least. Why leave Grover out ?? use the bells from various grover truck horns as a part of your PVC train horn assembly.

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Re: Westinghouse E-2B-1

Postby Evansville-Antiques » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:43 am

I have cut 3 Nathan #1 bells and had them re fused with exaust pipe, lengthening the bells to sound the E2B1. looked wicked with the 6 U-bolt (exaust) clamps, though the parts were hammered together well and the clamps were only a safety. We gave the lowest bell the most air of the three. On the K3 bracket , it shook and it fwonked very very well


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