Horns Inc.
November 15, 2006 6:47 PM   Subscribe

Horns Inc.
posted by hama7 (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
And. . . ?
posted by mygothlaundry at 6:56 PM on November 15, 2006

I want to understand.

...But I don't.
posted by katillathehun at 7:02 PM on November 15, 2006

Horns Inc. is not a business. Horns Inc. is an identity. It is the identity of a locomotive air horn enthusiast, collector, and preservationist.

And there you have it. A man defined by his hobby.
posted by grabbingsand at 7:03 PM on November 15, 2006

Do not cut this guy off in traffic.
posted by lekvar at 7:08 PM on November 15, 2006 [1 favorite]

Wait, so this doesn't have anything to do with Japan?
posted by knave at 7:14 PM on November 15, 2006

Fuck the snark, I'm glad you're back and making posts again hama7.

Also: awesome.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:21 PM on November 15, 2006 [1 favorite]

I like that his collection page gives the musical notes of the different models. I had a few minutes of fun playing with the 'train chords' on my piano.
posted by D.C. at 11:12 PM on November 15, 2006

That brings back memories. A long time ago, when I was working at a railroad museum, I installed a Nathan P5 on a caboose to sound during backup moves, fed from the brakepipe. Big mistake. It was possible to apply the train brakes by holding the valve open long enough, overcoming the relatively puny and somewhat aged air compressor on our 1922 Alco steam locomotive. It was very odd to be driving the train in reverse, and have to add throttle every time we approached a grade crossing because of overenthusiastic whistleblowing by some of the volunteer conductors.
posted by pjern at 2:29 AM on November 16, 2006

Does it get better than this?. These people must be awesome, no snark. Thank you hama7, but more to Ed and Doc for a cool site.
posted by nj_subgenius at 5:59 AM on November 16, 2006

I went to Miami this march, and heard those air horns every few minutes at the beach. Apparently just rolling down the windows and hollering at girls isn't enough.
posted by empath at 6:23 AM on November 16, 2006

Kahlenberg Horns are extremely loud, certified sound signals designed for durability in the most adverse conditions. Hear one here.
posted by adamvasco at 8:37 AM on November 16, 2006

These sounds are beautiful...thank you for the post.
posted by Monstrous Moonshine at 4:32 PM on November 16, 2006

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