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 Post subject: Re: Train Horn Range?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:45 am 
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I can usually hear train horns pretty good from where I am (A mile and a half) from CP trackage, but usually nothing more than 5 miles away from where I am.

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 Post subject: Re: Train Horn Range?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:54 am 
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Depends on the atmospheric conditions. I would put train horns at about a model 5. Maybe even a hair quieter.

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 Post subject: Re: Train Horn Range?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:25 pm 
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I wonder if the tone of a horn carries further than that of a siren "even though they're not any louder"?


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 Post subject: Re: Train Horn Range?
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Allenorgan42099 wrote: *
I wonder if the tone of a horn carries further than that of a siren "even though they're not any louder"?
It can. Again it depends on atmospheric conditions. I’ve heard train horns (especially low toned ones) from pretty far away. But it
Also depends on the siren.

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 Post subject: Re: Train Horn Range?
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On the defunct ShipHorns sister forum, I remember literature on there putting a K5LA at 115dB (cant rememeber if A or C scale) at 100 feet, so similar to an STH10


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A couple of Facebook friends have reported a train going through Dover, and possibly as far as Exeter, last night around 10:30 with the horn blowing continuously. I didnt have the scanner on. Anyone know anything about this?

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 Post subject: Re: Train Horn Range?
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I can hear a train horn at my house from about 4 miles away, as long as it's clear and there's no wind.

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