SD-45 Question

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Thu Apr 4 19:26:49 EDT 2013

Hello Stephen, The original horn on all phases of N&W SD-45s is the Leslie RS5T. Some of the engines may have received variations in shopping, but the big Leslie 5 was the original. The horn was mounted along the centerline on the roof on top of the high short hood just to the short hood side of the seam with cab and the short hood. If you're modeling in HO scale the horn is Details West part# AH-191 (hard to find right now). If you're using Cannon & Co. high hood kits there is a drill dimple on the underside of the hood roof for proper location of the horn. One other phase divider: SD-45's 1765 thru 1814 all had high mount triple brake cylinder clasp style brakes (6 brake cylinders per truck) as delivered. I hope this helps. Kind Regards,Chris DaltonBluefield, WV

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