‘Train Horn’ On A Jeep Wrangler

This is an overview of the install of my Viair Ultra Light Duty onboard air system and my Wolo Model 847 Siberian Express ‘Train Horn’ that I installed on my 2002 Jeep Wrangler: Sahara Edition. The tank is 1 gallon and though it does sound the horn for short blasts you’ll likely want the 2.5 gallon tank for longer runs of the horns. The closest horn I can think of that this one resembles would be a Nathan P3 but the tone is definatly off from that one. Overall the entire Jeep is a big toy for me and this is something I’ve wanted to do for years. I figured the rail enthusiasts would appreciate it and fellow Jeep owners would like to see how the set up was installed. For the horn ‘purests’ out there that think it’s a virtual sin to place a horn of this magnitude on a vehicle, feel free to complain away. My skin is thick. Enjoy!
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HD: The Race is On! Two Hot Shot Intermodals Battle it out with Horn and Speed!

Early in the morning on November 21, 2011, two hot shot intermodal trains 20Q and 24K both race eastbound from Harrisburg, PA to Morrisville, PA making one heck of a heart racing sight. Both trains are about 1.5 miles in length, and basically start and end at the same time! Also note the defect detectors in the beginning of the video: tracks one and two announce simultaneously! I woke up that morning, and just happen to decide to take a look at ATCS and noticed 2 trains lined east on opposite tracks all the way from Millards (MP 93.5) to Wyomissing Jct. (MP 61), with no opposing westbound traffic anywhere in sight. The leading train, 20Q (with NS 9878 and NS 9022), on track one, ended up being told to wait for 24K to go first at Wyomissing Jct., evidently, 24K is higher priority, and when the 24K crew heard dispatcher telling 20Q that he would stop, they said, “We just like looking at your engines.” For those of you who don’t know, Wyomissing Jct. is where the Harrisburg Line either enters Reading (which is not possible for 90% of trains because of height restrictions) or temporarily diverges into a single connecting track which leads to the wye at Dunkle where one track heads northeast toward the Reading Line to Allentown and New York City and the other heads southeast to rejoin the Harrisburg Line to Philadelphia. Therefore, one train has to hold a Wyomissing Jct. for the other to pass through the wye before continuing. In this case, both trains were headed to

how do you wire a horn relay on a lionel train alco diesel locomotive?

Question by jponce_3: how do you wire a horn relay on a lionel train alco diesel locomotive?
i’m trying to wire a battery run horn relay in a lionel diesel alco locomotive that had a horn at one time.

Best answer:

Answer by Ben H
Looking on the side of the horn relay, at the top, you should see three solder tabs.

The one closest to the relay body goes to the horn.

The center contact gets the wire off of the e-unit(which is in turn connected to the center rail pickup roller).

The outer most contact is connected to the relay coil.

Also, the bottom contact from this stack should be grounded to the locomotive frame.

Here are some quick snapshots of the service manual wiring diagram and of the 2032 chassis I was working on earlier, in case my explanation hasn’t made any sense.

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