Question about Horns

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Question about Horns

Post by diburning » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:37 am

Hello, I am trying to model NS 1643 (a former NW unit). Which horn does the real thing have? It looks really weird.

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Re: Question about Horns

Post by Schuylkill Valley » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:29 pm

They have 5 chime Nathen horns.


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Re: Question about Horns

Post by trainiac » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:10 pm

There's nothing too strange about the horn on 1643 - it's a Nathan P5L, which is extremely common on the NS.

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Re: Question about Horns

Post by sullivan1985 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:59 am

That horn is a "New Cast" 3rd generation P5. It sits on a low-mount manifold. Sometimes refereed to as a P5L.

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Re: Question about Horns

Post by twropr » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:42 pm

Do some of the former N&W units still have those melodious Leslie S-5's (I call them French horns)? Back when the rr was still N&W I heard quite a few and the railroad kept them pretty clean - better sounding than most of the French Horns on the former SCL.


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