Most train horns available on the internet, and indeed some that we carry (some of our value Outlaw product line), are not much more than glorified air horns.
If you’re looking for something authentic and properly tuned, we recommend looking at our Shocker and Nathan product lines. This product line features American-made authentic train horns from HornBlasters and Nathan AirChime.
These horns are authentic and superior to all Chinese made air horns for many reasons.
Typically a generic train horn is coated in chrome. In fact, there are no real train horns with a chrome finish. This telltale sign warns you that you’re looking at an imported, normally low-quality, horn.
These horns normally feature plastic diaphragms which easily warp, bend, and even crack after limited use. Without the strength of stainless steel diaphragms, these horns will go out of tune (not that they were exactly in tune, to begin with) and have a short lifespan.
Generic air horns are also normally very inefficient on air. This means you’ll waste your tank in no time and for only nominal noise.