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Old 3rd March 2012
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Does anyone know what horns Union Pacific runs on their freight engines in Oregon? I'm thinking about a set of Nathan K5 horns but want that freight sound. Thanks
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Thanks for that. I think the Amtrak trains are running the K5la set ups. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 3rd March 2012
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I live around Oregon, some locomotives use this horn; K5 something. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_i-ZIvdGk4
The best sounding in my opinion
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I know the freight trains (at least some of them) use the K3 horns.

The reason I know is that just this morning I was on very close in SE PDX at Stark having an horn conversation with a freight train. We sounded identical.

I run the K3LA on my Yaris.

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Old 18th April 2013
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That's perfectly fine that you raised this thread from the dead. Now I know someone else with a train horn around Portland along with "EricCartman"

Video link above is the K5HL horn.

How much air do you have?

Do you ever horn up black friday Best Buys?
Near Portland airport and maybe 82nd locations? Would be lots of fun with a partner

I've been here (13644 NE Prescott Ct‎ Portland, OR 97230), sitting on Prescott, "having conversations" with trains passing by, that and HWY 14, Vancouver Wa.
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Old 18th April 2013
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I usually keep myself reserved for the jackasses on the road...and trains.

To answer your question on reserve, I have a 5 gallon tank that takes up where my spare tire originally resided.

I live in Sherwood and work in Milwaukie. The sound shop I "hang out at" is up in Vancouver. This Monday I'll be up there tinkering with my next sound setup and trunk layout.
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Old 18th April 2013
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Ever try it in the hwy26 tunnel? How does it sound and echo?
(google 45.515562,-122.694468)
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2KW inverter hooked up to the battery, inverter behind driver's seat.
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I haven't had the chance yet. Most of my travel is on 205. I've gone through the Sunset tunnel more in Army vehicles than my own.
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Can anyone tell me if 6mm air feed line will be ok for my k3la when they arrive ? And will a switch in my cab running to a air solenoid will operate them ok or will I need a leaver type ? Many thanks
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1/2" OD airline minimum. If you're staying metric, that would be 12mm.

6mm will not allow near enough flow.

A momentary switch for a solenoid valve works great.
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