Meet the Founder

Chris Smith

One half of the Precision Parts NW team, Chris Smith has been collecting air horns for just about 10 years. He bought his first horn- a Nathan Airchime K5LA off of eBay, but didn't assemble it for two years!

After acquiring a P5, his collection has grown at a steady pace and the last count was over 30 horns and one Great Northern steam whistle! While the collection covers the majority of standard locomotive horn models, some of Chris' favorites are the Airchime M series and Leslie Supertyfon S5T.

In addition to train horns, Chris and his wife bought and moved two pieces of full sized railroad equipment in 2019- Great Northern #1212 coach and Spokane Portland & Seattle bay window caboose #793.