Leslie Supertyfons on N Class Locos

 
  Roda Station Master

Location: Canberra
A question about the Leslie Supertyfons on the Victorian N Class locos. I understood they have the Leslie 5 chime horn but in all photos of the N Class I've seen I can only see three chimes. Can someone please help?

Thanks

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  rwatts Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide SA
A question about the Leslie Supertyfons on the Victorian N Class locos. I understood they have the Leslie 5 chime horn but in all photos of the N Class I've seen I can only see three chimes. Can someone please help?

Thanks
Rod Avery

When looking at some of the photographs on Vicsig that have been taken from a lower angle it can be seen that the two smallest bells are mounted below and between the three larger bells. Being much shorter they are hidden to some degree - especially when looking from higher angles - by the much larger bells above.

Much more easily spotted on the newly repainted locomotives.  Ian Green's photograph at http://www.vicsig.net/photo/16740 is a good example.

Richard
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
They are hung upside down from a frame which sits on resilient mounts to keep some noise out of the cab. The 2 small trumpets are thus hidden underneath the bigger 3. The A class has the same horn mounted directly to the nose, this is why an A horn sounds just a little bit tougher than an that of an N. First and second series G also have resiliently mounted Super Typhons. C class and S307 and 317 have them solid mounted and right way up.

Cheers, Matt.
  EFB5800 Chief Train Controller

Location: On my office roof.
Can't add an edit up there, so I'll add here, the 'solid mounted' ones appear to sit on small rubber mounts, but lack the separate mounting frame.
  Kafoopsy Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
You Victorians are so lucky to have so many locomotives still around with Leslie 5 chime horns!  They are no longer heard in WA how that the CLP/CLF, AN and DL classes no longer visit.  The ANs and DLs have the horns mounted like the N class - with a casual look, only three bells can be seen.  Does anyone know where the horns are hidden on the CLP class?
The Nathan K5LA is the most commonly heard horn in WA now.
  Roda Station Master

Location: Canberra
Thanks all for your help.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
You Victorians are so lucky to have so many locomotives still around with Leslie 5 chime horns!  They are no longer heard in WA how that the CLP/CLF, AN and DL classes no longer visit.  The ANs and DLs have the horns mounted like the N class - with a casual look, only three bells can be seen.  Does anyone know where the horns are hidden on the CLP class?
The Nathan K5LA is the most commonly heard horn in WA now.
Kafoopsy

The horns were mounted behind the pilot on the MKA rebuilds (CLF/P and ALF) so they sound a bit muted compared to others
  SantaFe5811 Station Staff

Location: Perth, Western Australia
You Victorians are so lucky to have so many locomotives still around with Leslie 5 chime horns! They are no longer heard in WA how that the CLP/CLF, AN and DL classes no longer visit. The ANs and DLs have the horns mounted like the N class - with a casual look, only three bells can be seen. Does anyone know where the horns are hidden on the CLP class?
The Nathan K5LA is the most commonly heard horn in WA now.
Kafoopsy


All the new products from UGL & MPI use Nathan K5UL horns.  Unique to Australia.   The only locomotive in Australia with K5LA's are the MZ's.
  Bevan Wall Deputy Commissioner

All the new products from UGL & MPI use Nathan K5UL horns. Unique to Australia. The only locomotive in Australia with K5LA's are the MZ's.
SantaFe5811

What about some of the locos working in the Pilberra? They certainly look and sound like K5LAs.
BW
  Roda Station Master

Location: Canberra
Whoever designed the Leslie Supertyfon 5 Chime horn deserves a Noble Prize. I'm yet to hear another train horn that sounds better.
  SantaFe5811 Station Staff

Location: Perth, Western Australia
What about some of the locos working in the Pilberra? They certainly look and sound like K5LAs.
BW
Bevan Wall


Bevan, the Rio Tinto & FMG C44-9W's have K5LA's.  I forgot about the Pilbara locos. Wink

All the BHPB SD70ACe/LC's have K5LLA's which are a different tune to the K5LA.

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