making new engine sounds


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I was wondering how i can make new engine sounds from recordings. I have figured out how to do hornsounds. but the enginesounds still haveme baffled.
while the subject is fresh im looking for somewhere to download a few brief train engine and whistle / horn sounds as well, if anyone knows of somewhere.

I always imagined that to record loco sounds one would have to set up a mike (with one of those duster-looking things to keep it from picking up wind noise on it) near the horn/bell/engine/whatever it was you were trying to get sounds of. Then it would just be a simple matter of blowing the horn or whatever and recording that sound.

@bigfitzy, there is a sound clip of the whistle off of the Nickel Plate 765 at (go to gallery, then audio)